Children’s Services Council Offering Grants

The Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County is releasing funds to encourage local nonprofits, no matter the size, to be creative and try something new, addressing a community need or fueling a pilot project.

The goal of the new “Great Ideas Initiative” is that more Palm Beach County children grow up healthy, safe and strong, safe from abuse and neglect, ready to learn when they enter kindergarten, and have access to quality afterschool and summer programming.

Any nonprofit doing business for at least two consecutive years is eligible to apply. An organization does not need to be funded by the Children’s Services Council to apply. Those interested in this funding opportunity must submit an application by July 28 that shows how their idea would enhance the lives of Palm Beach County’s children and their families.

“This fiscal year, the council funded 53 programs through 36 agencies,” CEO Lisa Williams-Taylor said. “But we want to expand our reach — particularly to smaller, grassroots organizations that may need a little seed money to kickstart a wonderful project or innovative program.”

Grants will be offered as a lump sum during a 12-month funding cycle. Grants up to $25,000 per project are available in the following categories: essential services, supplies/equipment, community outreach/engagement and capacity building

For nonprofits that already contract with Children’s Services Council, funding for capital improvements also is available.

For more information about the Great Ideas Initiative, or to apply, visit