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On the Table Hopes to Get Friends, Family and Neighbors Together

How do you inspire change? Kind of a lofty question, right? We all know change can be difficult – sometimes, we hide (or run) from it. Or we simply ignore the fact that change is necessary. But change can be wonderful, too. Especially once you realize that even simple actions can inspire

The End of Year Crunch - DAFs Opened in Ten Minutes

If your clients are like most, they think about a variety of financial decisions throughout the year, only to act on them quickly by December 31st. Charitable giving often occurs in the same way. Donors make their gifts in a rush by the end of the year - for tax reasons, or because they made a

Community Foundation Launches On the Table

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties invites residents throughout the region to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen the community during the localized nationwide movement, On the Table, a national initiative funded by the John S. and James L. Knight

Community Foundation Provides Matching Grant to Marjory Stoneman Douglas Victims Fund

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties provided a 25,000 matching grant to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Victims’ Fund, managed by the Broward Education Foundation. The Foundation matched board member Julie Fisher Cummings’ charitable contribution. Cummings sits on

Can Nonprofits Earn Interest on Rainy Day Savings?

Many local nonprofits rely on donations to provide the majority of their financial support.   As a solution, smart nonprofits are turning to investments to earn interest and grow a substantial 'rainy day' reserve.    Nonprofit Investment Funds authorize the Community Foundation to manage

Myths about a Community Foundation

There are many misconceptions about donating through the Community Foundation. MYTH: I can only donate through the Community Foundation to charities in Palm Beach and Martin Counties. FACT: You may donate to any charity in the USA and, in most situations, you may support international

Donor Advised Funds Make an Impact

If you think that a donor advised fund is used only to meet the philanthropic goals of an individual donor –read on.  Yes, a donor-advised fund, or DAF, is a philanthropic vehicle established at a public charity. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit

Community Foundation Awards Half a Million in ‘GO Grants’ to Nonprofit Organizations

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties awarded more than half a million dollars to nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach and Martin Counties through its new GO Grants program. GO Grants are general operating grants – monetary assistance to nonprofits for both program and

How Will Charitable Giving Benefit Those Who Aren't Itemizing Deductions?

IRA Charitable Rollover If you are 70½ or older, you may be interested in a way to lower the income and taxes from your IRA withdrawals.  An IRA charitable rollover is the perfect way to help your favorite causes and charities benefit this year.  To avoid any tax liability, IRA distributions

Okeechobee County Nonprofits Receive Grants from Legacy Fund at Community Foundation

Longtime Okeechobee resident Frank Altobello established a charitable fund at the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties in his estate plan to benefit nonprofit organizations in or serving Okeechobee County. Recently, 76,500 was distributed from the fund to the following