Looking for a Grant?

The Letter of Intent for our 2020-2021 Grant Cycle opens on December 7, 2020. We are hosting a virtual Grant Seeker Workshop on Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Nonprofits can register at the link below. Please see the timeline below for an overview of our cycle, and please read through the Frequently Asked Question section on the right.

Apply for a Grant

Register for Grant Seeker Workshop

Below Daryl explains the steps of our grant application process: 


Our Timeline

Our timeline for nonprofits with year-round programs is as follows:

  • Letter of Intent (LOI) opens December 7, 2020
  • Letter of Intent (LOI) closes January 6, 2021
  • Full Proposal invited February 8, 2021
  • Full Proposal due March 1, 2021
  • Site visits March & April 2021
  • Grants awarded May/June 2021

In order to better support nonprofits with summer programs, we are requesting that nonprofits with summer programs fill out all the necessary information from the LOI and the Full Proposal at once, and we will be reviewing their proposals on an expedited timeline:

  • LOI/Full Proposal opens December 7, 2020
  • LOI/Full Proposal closes January 6, 2021
  • Grants Awarded March 2021

For both year-round and summer programs we offer:

  • Mini Grants of $500-$10,000
  • Community Impact Grants of $10,001-$55,000

Application and reporting requirements will reflect the size of the grant. We suggest mini-grants for organizations that are newly established or have an annual budget of $250,000 or less.

Please sign up for Foundation email updates or connect with us on social media to stay updated on our grant cycles.


Who We Fund

We will consider requests from charitable organizations that are tax exempt under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3) organization and public charities under IRS Section 509 (a). Organizations operating under a fiscal sponsor with tax exempt status under IRS Section 501(c)(3) may also be considered.

We will only consider requests from organizations located within Palm Beach and Martin Counties or that directly benefit residents of Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

We will not consider competitive grant requests for any of the following:

  • annual appeal
  • capital campaigns or capital projects
  • deficit financing
  • for-profit, parochial, charter, private, or individual public schools
  • fundraising event
  • open space purchase
  • nonprofit endowments
  • requests for a specific individual
  • requests to support religious or political causes, or to organizations organized for religious or political purposes

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, sexual orientation, or national origin. Applicants must hold similar standards. Grant applications from organizations known to have discriminatory policies will not be considered.


What We Fund

Each year, we award over a million dollars in grants focusing on three priority areas:

Community Revitalization

Support to those who are enhancing communities by making them safe, vibrant, clean, and green. This includes programs or projects that are improving communities physically, socially, or economically. 

Post-Secondary and Career Pathways

Supplemental support outside the normal school day, additional support for first-generation students entering college, vocational programs, and workforce development programs leading to education beyond a high school diploma.

Positive Youth Development

Support for an intentional, pro-social approach that engages youth with their communities. We want to recognize and build upon a youths strengths, foster positive relationships, and build their leadership potential. 

These three focus areas were identified through focus groups, stakeholder interviewers, and intensive community data analysis. By focusing our grantmaking, we leverage our knowledge, work, and funding to bring about real, tangible, and long-term social change.