Funder’s Group

Focused on understanding the funding picture related to children and youth in PBC, understanding each partners’ funding as they relate to the Youth Master Plan in order to make more informed decisions within their institutional portfolios. Potentially, identify areas for coordinated funding.

Team Leads

Name: Randy Palo

Name: Abby Goodwin

For many years, local funders in Palm Beach County – both philanthropic and government - have worked together to help the nonprofit community respond to, and recover from, disasters. The current COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. In March, the funders in Palm Beach County joined together to establish a coordinated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief and Recovery application process. This funding process provides assistance to nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach County whose staff, services and clients have been impacted by this disaster.

Funding priorities include:

  • Emergency food, shelter and other basic needs
  • Expansion of service capacity related to increased demand for direct services
  • Access to health care services for uninsured and underinsured clients
  • Technology and other resources to allow organizations to continue to provide services
Over 540 agencies have applied, totaling more than $28.5 million in requests. The funders have been able to grant over $6.2 million to 160-plus organizations. In addition to providing funding to individual nonprofit organizations, funders have built on this collaboration to address emerging issues caused by the pandemic. Some have pooled resources to buy Wi-Fi hotspots and pay for internet access for students who otherwise would not be able to participate in distance learning; others have purchased and distributed Personal Protective supplies (PPE) for nonprofit organizations. Palm Beach County Youth Services and Community Services departments have been actively involved in reviewing and coordinating this overwhelming community response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Palm Beach County Funders Group will continue to support the nonprofit community in helping county residents through this pandemic, and are prepared to help in times of any disaster.

The Palm Beach County Funders Group Include:

Admirals Cove Foundation Lost Tree Foundation
Allegany Franciscan Ministries Mary and Robert Pew Public Education Fund
Bank of America Palm Health Foundation
Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County Quantum Foundation
Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties United Way of Palm Beach County
Florida Blue Foundation Ventus Charitable Foundation
Fredrick A. Deluca Foundation  

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