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More than 3500 Residents Participate in On the Table

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties concluded its first-ever On the Table civic engagement initiative on Oct. 24 with more than 3,500 residents participating in conversations about how to cultivate a stronger community. On the Table, a national initiative funded by the

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

Advisors - Continuing Education Credits Available

Did you know that the Community Foundation offers presentations that qualify for CE credits? Sheila Kinman, CAP©, offers a 50-min. presentation approved for CLE, CFP and CPE credit.  This presentation focuses on donor case studies and explains the value of charitable giving as an effective

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

Do Donor-Advised Funds Really Make an Impact?

The answer is yes and here’s why! It’s no secret that  donor-advised funds (DAF) are a unique philanthropic tool and are the fastest growing charitable giving vehicles in the nation. DAF’s allow your clients to establish a charitable fund at an institution, such as a community foundation, and

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

108 Local Students Receive Scholarships from Community Foundation

This year, 108 deserving students are fulfilling their educational dreams thanks to the donors of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. These students are the recipients of 1,069,500 in scholarships awarded by the organization. The Community Foundation has more than 100