Children's Services Council


Great Ideas Initiative

The following nonprofits (please click here for the list) have been chosen to receive funding as part of the 2017 Great Ideas Initiative.

Great Ideas Initiative 2017 Recipients, click here to access forms:

About the Great Ideas Initiative

For a second year, Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County is releasing funds to encourage local nonprofits to be creative – to try something new, address a community need or fuel a pilot project.

This year, The Great Ideas Initiative targets nonprofits, in business for at least two consecutive years, with operating budgets of $1 million or less that currently do not receive funding from the Council.

Those interested in this opportunity must submit an application by mail or hand-delivered by 2 p.m., Aug. 7, 2017, that shows how their Great Idea would enhance the lives of Palm Beach County’s children (prenatal – age 18) and their families.

Funding is available in four categories:

  • Essential Services
  • Supplies/Equipment
  • Community Outreach/Engagement
  • Capacity Building

For more information or to download the application, click here.


Informational Sessions

For those interested in learning more about the Great Ideas Initiative, Children's Services Council will hold two optional Informational Sessions at 2300 High Ridge Rd., Boynton Beach, FL.

(RSVP by July 6, 2017, to Jennifer Hardy by clicking here. When responding, please specify which session you will be attending and how many people from your organization will be coming.)


July 10, 2017

2 p.m.


July 11, 2017

10:30 a.m.

Great Ideas Initiative 2016 Recipients, click here to access forms:

Project Completion Report

Financial Reconciliation Statement


As a result of Hurricane Irma, all meetings scheduled to evaluate the 2017 Great Ideas Initiative applications have been rescheduled and the timeline has been adjusted to the following:

8/08/2017 - 9/25/2017 Evaluation of Applications

9/29/2017 - Notice of Intent to award funding posted on CSC website

9/29/2017 - Award letters mailed and funds disbursed



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