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Applying for an Impact 100 Grant

The Impact 100 Palm Beach County Letter of Inquiry form for 2017 grants is now open. To submit an LOI, begin by completing an organizational profile on the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties’ Philanthropy Online website at account.yourcommunityfoundation.org

After completing the organizational profile, you will be able to complete a Letter of Inquiry online. A printable copy of a sample LOI and proposal questions is available for your use. The Letter of Inquiry is available from September 12, 2016 until 5 pm on October 27, 2016.

The Grant Process
The Impact 100 PBC Grants Committee reviews Letters of Inquiry and makes recommendations on inviting submissions of full proposals to the Impact 100 PBC Board of Directors. After full proposals are received from selected applicants, they are reviewed, rated, and site visits are conducted. Based upon final recommendations of the Grants Committee, the Impact 100 PBC Board of Directors invites five (5) finalists to its annual meeting pending approval by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties Board of Directors. At the annual meeting, one finalist representing each focus area makes a brief presentation about their high impact project.  A vote is then taken and final decision made immediately following the presentation.  That decision is final.

To determine whether you are eligible to apply for an Impact 100 grant, please review the information in the Grant and Eligibility Guidelines.

Grant Focus Areas
Impact 100 Palm Beach County has identified the following Focus Areas and will appoint committees to review grant applications in each of these categories.

  • Arts & Culture
    High impact programs or initiatives that cultivate, develop, educate and enhance culture and the arts in South Palm Beach County.
  • Education
    High impact programs or initiatives that further education or improve access to education for children and/or adults in South Palm Beach County.
  • Environment
    High impact programs or initiatives that restore, preserve, revitalize or enhance the facilities or natural resources of South Palm Beach County, including those that encourage research, public awareness, and education relating to the environment and conservation of our natural resources.
  • Family
    High impact programs or initiatives that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families living in South Palm Beach County.
  • Health & Wellness
    High impact programs or initiatives that improve the physical and/or mental health and wellness of people living in South Palm Beach County.

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