Children's Services Council


Great Ideas Initiative - 2018


Since 2016, Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County has funded 46 nonprofit organizations, investing over $1.2 million dollars through the Great Ideas Initiative (GII).  By targeting local nonprofits with operating budgets of less than $1 million that are working in partnership with local communities to achieve mutually agreed upon goals and aspirations, these funds encourage agencies to:

  • Develop creative approaches to solve a problem, manage change or deliver innovation
  • Improve/expand upon an existing project that addresses a community's wants or needs
  • Inspire young people to pursue their passions, truest intentions or daring ideas
  • Fuel innovative partnerships that help families leverage community resources
  • Build their own capacity to strengthen or expand their community footprint

In an effort to provide additional support to local nonprofits, CSC offered a grant-writing workshop to those who attended the 2018 GII Information Sessions this summer. 

CSC is pleased to announce 20 new awards, bringing the three-year total investment to more than $2 million. 

The following nonprofits (please click here for the list) have been chosen to receive funding as part of the 2018 Great Ideas Initiative.



Great Ideas Initiative 2018 Recipients, click here to access forms:


Project Completion Report

Financial Reconciliation Statement

Photo Release forms:





Great Ideas Initiative 2018 Growth Fund Recipients:


Six of the eligible 2016 GII awardees were selected to receive funding through the Great Ideas Initiative Growth Fund.  These dollars will support organizational capacity building in service to children and their families. Click here for a list of awardees.


Project Completion Report

Financial Reconciliation Statement



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