Children's Services Council


Council’s unique grant opportunity encourages great ideas

Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County
June 27, 2017

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 budgets at $1 million or less that currently do not receive funding from the Council.

Those interested in this opportunity must submit an application by 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.

“We continue to be amazed by the wonderful work going on in our community on behalf of children and families,” said Lisa Williams-Taylor, the Council’s CEO. “Last year’s Great Ideas Initiative resulted in some inspiring projects. We can’t wait to see what this year brings.”

In 2016, more than 130 nonprofits submitted Great Ideas applications and 24 were chosen to receive funding. For a list of those awarded funds, click here.

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

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

Those interested in learning more may attend an informational session either July 10 at 2 p.m. or July 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Children’s Services Council, 2300 High Ridge Rd., Boynton Beach, FL.

Please 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.

To review the Great Ideas Initiative guidelines, or download the application, click here.



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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