We pride ourselves on grantmaking that follows and often establishes best philanthropic practices.
The Community Foundation has awarded millions in grants and scholarships. Many grants are the result of a partnership of donors through Donor Advised Funds and collaborative grantmaking initiatives.
Grants from the Community Foundation
Grants available from our Community Impact Funds, which are established by visionary philanthropists, are awarded through an open and competitive application process. Applicants must meet our eligibility requirements and submit a proposal in one of our three focus areas: community revitalization, educational attainment, and positive youth development. Read more about these areas.
Through focus groups, stakeholder interviews and data analysis, the above three focus areas were approved and adopted. We believe the Community Foundation is uniquely positioned and will be able to leverage our knowledge, work and funding to bring about real, tangible and long-term positive social change in these areas collaborating with all our partners.
If you would like to learn more about our new focus areas, take a look at the slides from our latest round of Grant Seeker Workshops.
Grants from Philanthropists
Many grants are made from funds that do not accept requests. These funds are established and advised by individual donors, and the distributions are determined by the donor for specific philanthropic purposes. Grant distributions are made on the suggestion of the donor or fund advisor, with final approval given by the Foundation’s board of directors.
Field of Interest Grants
Often philanthropists are passionate about a specific cause or group of people rather than a specific nonprofit. With these donors, we establish Field of Interest Funds. These funds support education, the arts, housing, feeding programs and more.
Each area of interest has specific goals. We accept proposals to this program by periodic invitation only.
Impact the Palm Beaches Grants
Impact The Palm Beaches is a dynamic leader of women’s philanthropy: bringing new resources to the community and making philanthropy accessible. Through strategic high-impact grantmaking, impact engages, develops and inspires women to create change in our community. Visit their website to learn more.
Impact 100 Men Palm Beach County
Impact 100 Men Palm Beach County seeks to advance high impact giving and action in the South Palm Beach County area by bringing men together to make a singular impact. Impact 100 Men champions the "power of giving as one" and makes it possible for a visionary idea to become a reality in a way that impacts the community. For more information, reach out to Ezra Krieg here.
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We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, sexual preference or national origin. Applicants must hold similar standards. Grant applications from organizations known to have discriminatory policies will not be considered.