Our Grants

In our more than 45-year history, we have awarded $150 million in grants and scholarships. Many grants are the result of a partnership of donors through Donor Advised Funds and collaborative grantmaking initiatives.  

We pride ourselves on grantmaking that follows and often establishes best philanthropic practices.


Grants from the Community Foundation

Grants available from our Community Impact Funds, which are established by visionary philanthropists, are awarded through an open and competitive application process. Applicants must meet our eligibility requirements and submit a proposal in one of our three focus areas:

Community Revitalization – Opening December 2018

Definition: Improvements in economic, physical infrastructure, health and social conditions for distressed neighborhoods.


Educational Attainment – Opening January 2020

Definition: Supplemental support for the academic achievement of students in pre-kindergarten through high school, support for low-income and first-generation students entering college and vocational programs, and adult workforce development programs leading to education beyond a high school diploma.


Positive Youth Development – Opening January 2020

Definition: Positive youth development is an intentional, pro-social approach that engages youth in a manner that is productive and constructive; recognizes, utilizes, and enhances youths’ strengths; and promotes positive outcomes for young people by providing opportunities, fostering positive relationships, and furnishing the support needed to build on their leadership strengths (The Federal Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs.)



Through focus groups, stakeholder interviews and data analysis, the above three focus areas were approved and adopted. We believe the Community Foundation is uniquely positioned and will be able to leverage our knowledge, work and funding to bring about real, tangible and long-term positive social change in these areas collaborating with all our partners.

If you would like to learn more about our new focus areas, take a look at the slides from our latest round of Grant Seeker Workshops.

Grants from Philanthropists

Many grants are made from funds that do not accept requests. These funds are established and advised by individual donors, and the distributions are determined by the donor for specific philanthropic purposes. Grant distributions are made on the suggestion of the donor or fund advisor, with final approval given by the Foundation’s board of directors.

Field of Interest Grants

Often philanthropists are passionate about a specific cause or group of people rather than a specific nonprofit. With these donors, we establish Field of Interest Funds. These funds support education, the arts, housing, feeding programs and more.

Each area of interest has specific goals. We accept proposals to this program by periodic invitation only. 

Impact 100 Palm Beach County Grants

Impact 100 Palm Beach County is a charitable women’s organization celebrating "The Power of Women Giving as One." Their grantmaking goal is to make it possible for a visionary idea to become a reality in a way that impacts the local community. Impact 100 is operated as a charitable fund at the Community Foundation, and we assist with their annual grant process. Visit Impact 100 Palm Beach County to learn more.

Impact the Palm Beaches Grants

Impact The Palm Beaches is a dynamic leader of women’s philanthropy: bringing new resources to the community and making philanthropy accessible. Through strategic high-impact grantmaking, Impact engages, develops and inspires women to create change in our community. Visit their website at Impact the Palm Beaches to learn more. 

Impact 100 Men Palm Beach County 

Impact 100 Men Palm Beach County seeks to advance high impact giving and action in the South Palm Beach County area by bringing men together to make a singular impact. Impact 100 Men champions the "power of giving as one" and makes it possible for a visionary idea to become a reality in a way that impacts the community. Click here for more information.

More Information

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