Children's Services Council


Council’s new grant opportunity encourages great ideas

Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County
June 22, 2016


Submission deadline: 3 p.m., July 28, 2016


Sometimes, a little money is all it takes to launch a great idea. Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County is releasing 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’re calling it the Great Ideas Initiative.

Our ultimate goal? That more Palm Beach County Children grow up healthy, safe and strong. To us, that means: more children are born healthy, safe from abuse and neglect, ready to learn when they enter kindergarten and have access to quality afterschool and summer programming.

Any nonprofit doing business for at least two consecutive years is eligible to apply. An organization does not need to be funded by the Council to apply. Those interested in this funding opportunity must submit an application by July 28, 2016, that shows how their Great Idea would enhance the lives of Palm Beach County’s children (prenatal – age 18) and their families.

“This fiscal year, the Council funded 53 programs through 36 agencies,” said CEO Lisa Williams-Taylor. “But we want to expand our reach – particularly to smaller, grassroots organizations that may need a little seed money to kick start a wonderful project or innovative program.”

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

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

For nonprofits that already contract with Children’s Services Council, funding for capital improvements also is available.

Those interested in learning more may attend an informational session June 29, 1-2 p.m., at Children’s Services Council, 2300 High Ridge Rd., Boynton Beach, FL, in the Andersen Room.

For more information about the Great Ideas Initiative, or to apply, please visit:


About Children’s Services Council:

Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County – a special-purpose government established by Palm Beach County voters in 1986 and reauthorized in 2014 – provides leadership, funding, services and research on behalf of the county's children so they grow up healthy, safe and strong. For more information, visit or contact Shana Cooper, Public Information Officer, at 561.374.7570 or



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