Applications Now Open For Philanthropy Tank Program

hilanthropy Tank is looking for its next class of Palm Beach County “Changemakers.” The nonprofit helps students in grades eight to 11 expand their philanthropic programs through mentoring and training, giving them the skills and support they need to make a lasting impact in their communities.

Each chosen finalist also has the opportunity to receive up to $15,000 in funding for their program. Philanthropist investors and mentors work with the students one-to-one throughout the year to fuel the students’ desire, help them execute their initiatives and increase their ability to make meaningful change throughout Palm Beach County.

Mentors include a diverse array of local business and philanthropic leaders.

“Philanthropy Tank has allowed me to see what it’s like to head an organization and make a great impact in my community!” said Mallory Thomas, founder of Gnome and a 2022 Philanthropy Tank award recipient. “Gnome has added seven gardens across Palm Beach County and gotten more than 100 students involved in gardening.”

All interested students are invited to submit their application by Oct. 29. All students must live or attend school in Palm Beach County and projects must directly address a social issue within Palm Beach County. Apply at

The program awarded a total of $47,000 to five local teen group finalists at this year’s finals event in March. The nine award recipients will now spend the next few months getting their programs up and running, or expanding what they already have in place.