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

Tax Reform and Charitable Giving

Many Americans will be assessing the new tax law to determine how it might impact their charitable giving. The best advice is to consult with their tax advisor to consider how they can best fulfill their charitable giving goals and continue supporting the causes they care about. Learn more about Tax

Community Foundation Hires and Promotes Staff to Expand Support to Donors

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is the community leader in philanthropy. Its new three-year strategic plan calls for continued development in donor relations, marketing and community leadership. This year has already seen the hiring of new personnel and evolved staff

Nancy Brinker, Julie Cummings and Susan G. Komen Affiliate Partner with Community Foundation to Create The Promise Fund

Palm Beacher Julie Cummings and Susan G. Komen founder Nancy Brinker are helping spearhead a new fundraising initiative aimed at connecting cancer care providers with two vulnerable populations in South Florida — people in financial need and those who have moved to Florida from Puerto Rico and other

Hurricane Grants Arrive Just In Time for the Holidays

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties granted nearly 300,000 to 33 nonprofit organizations across Palm Beach and Martin Counties with damages from Hurricane Irma. As organizations responded quickly during the storm, many suffered facility damages, interruption of vital

Savvy Donors Think Long-Term

Think of your favorite nonprofit organization. What benefits does it offer to our community? What services would be missing if it closed its door? How would it affect our community?  Increased competition for limited charitable dollars has taken its toll on many worthwhile organizations. A vast