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 general support to allow organizations to fund their operations.
The Community Foundation awarded a total of $544,578 to the following organizations from funds like the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fund and Hans and Mary Stratmann Fund.
“The Foundation is excited to award GO Grants this year to these respectable nonprofits. We believe GO Grants can help these organizations focus their attention and limited resources where they are most needed – actually providing critical services in our community,” said Bradley Hurlburt, president and CEO of the Community Foundation.
“We often hear how much easier it is to secure funding for direct program activities, but nearly impossible to get grant support for the overall operations of the agency,” said Hurlburt. “GO Grants give these nonprofits a chance to spend less time writing grants and more time providing needed services.”
Founded in 1972, the Foundation manages an endowment of $160 million and has been serving the region for 45 years. Together with its donors, the Foundation makes grants, awards scholarships and makes continual effort to improve the lives and opportunities of its residents – both now and in the future.
For more information on the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, please call 561-659-6800 or visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is one of Florida’s largest community foundations. The nonprofit organization has provided nearly $139 million in grants and scholarships over its 45-year history. At its core, the Community Foundation is an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grantmaker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors and fund holders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs, including hunger, housing and education.