Impact the Palm Beaches is seeking applications from local nonprofits interested in receiving a $100,000 grant to create transformational change in Palm Beach County. The 2022-23 grant process opens Friday, Aug. 5. Eligible nonprofits in central and northern Palm Beach County may apply for grant funding that supports their mission, programs or services.
“A grant from Impact the Palm Beaches gives local nonprofits the opportunity to make immediate and lasting impact,” said Lauren Sterlacci, president of Impact the Palm Beaches. “We invest in programs and projects that provide sustainable, innovative solutions to overcome the challenges that hinder the growth of our community.”
Before applying for an Impact grant, agency representatives are encouraged to learn about the process at a grant application training session. Sessions will be held in-person Aug. 1-3 at the Town of Palm Beach United Way office, 44 Cocoanut Row, Suite M201, in Palm Beach. For eligibility requirements and more information, visit www.impactpalmbeaches.org. To reserve a spot, call (561) 655-1919.
Impact the Palm Beaches seeks to fund programs and projects that are truly transformational, address unmet needs through an innovative approach, greatly impact the beneficiaries, and are sustainable for years to come. The organization seeks projects that foster change and have long-term positive impact, are well-defined and deliberate, and demonstrate specific, measurable goals.
Nonprofits can submit applications that align with any of the five Impact focus areas: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment & Animal Welfare, Family and Health & Wellness.
“Impact has awarded grants that address a variety of needs in our community, including mental health, affordable housing, homelessness, food insecurity, job training, arts funding, hygiene, high school graduation, marine preservation, foster care and so much more,” Grant Committee Chair Aleese Kopf said. “We look forward to working with our area nonprofits to ignite change in our community.”
Impact grants will be awarded at an annual award celebration in April 2023. Last year, Feed the Hungry Pantry of Palm Beach County and Vita Nova each received $100,000 grants. The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County and Project LIFT each received $16,500 merit grants. Since 2015, Impact has awarded more than $1.1 million to area nonprofits.
Impact the Palm Beaches is a charitable fund of the Town of Palm Beach United Way.