About the Great Ideas Initiative

In September 2016, Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County released funds to encourage local nonprofits, no matter the size, to be creative – to try something new, address a community need or fuel a pilot project.

We call it the Great Ideas Initiative.

Our ultimate goal? That more Palm Beach County Children grow up healthy, safe and strong.

Great Ideas grants were offered as a lump sum during a 12-month funding cycle. Funds (up to $25,000 per project) were available in the following categories:

  • Essential Services
  • Supplies/Equipment
  • Community Outreach/Engagement
  • Capacity Building
  • Capital Improvement (For nonprofits that already contract with Children’s Services Council)

Any nonprofit doing business for at least two consecutive years was eligible to apply before the July 28, 2016, deadline. In all, more than 130 nonprofits submitted applications. Twenty-four nonprofits were selected.

For a list of those chosen to receive funding, click here.

Great Ideas Initiative Recipients:

Nonprofits selected to receive funds must submit a Project Completion Report and Financial Reconciliation Statement to  Children’s Services Council once the grant award has been fully expended. All funds must be spent by Sept. 29, 2017.

The report must include the following documents (Note: these forms are fillable once downloaded):

If you have questions about the process, or either of these documents, please contact CSC Program Officer LaNita Sanders.


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