Quick Facts


The first community foundation was established in Cleveland, Ohio in 1914.  Today, there are more than 700 community foundations located throughout the United States, with nearly 30 in Florida. The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties was established in 1972 and is one of the oldest and largest foundations in the state.

We work with passionate philanthropists to make their charitable giving effective and rewarding.


 "For 44 years the Community Foundation has been quietly and efficiently serving the generous donors whose funds they are responsible for investing in meaningful programs offered by sustainable, successful local nonprofits. They have the trust of donors and nonprofits alike for their strategic vision and leadership and we are proud to call them our partners."

- Laurie George, President and CEO at United Way of Palm Beach County 

CEO and President: Bradley Hurlburt

Established: 1972

Status: 501(c)(3) public charity

Mission: To facilitate informed philanthropy and together, with our donors, serve as the leading catalyst for building vibrant communities.

We do this by:

  •     connecting donors to community needs and causes that are meaningful to them;
  •     investing charitable dollars prudently to achieve lasting results; and
  •     leading collaborative solutions to community issues.

Assets under management: $154 million as of June 30, 2016

Number of charitable funds: More than 300 and growing!

Grants & Scholarships Awarded: $128 million since inception; $8.94 million in fiscal year 2015-2016. Read about this year's grants here. 

Board of Directors: 25 volunteers representing the entire community

Full-time Staff: 14

Accreditation: National Standards