Children's Services Council


Grants now available to boost local grassroots groups

Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County
May 23, 2019

Grassroots nonprofits often have big ideas, but little money. For their dreams to take flight, they need a financial boost to get them off the ground.

That’s why Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County is proud to announce it is again offering grants to nonprofits as part of its Great Ideas Initiative. Since 2016, the Great Ideas Initiative has provided a total of more than $1.9 million to 66 local nonprofits with the vision, passion and talent to try something new to help Palm Beach County’s children and families.

“Whether it is creating a neighborhood robotics program or helping parents of children with Down syndrome get them ready to enter school, we recognize that grassroots groups often are the first ones to recognize and respond to our communities’ needs,” said Council CEO Lisa Williams-Taylor. “It’s been inspiring to see the creativity and drive of the groups that have received funding through the Great Ideas Initiative.”

One-time grants of up to $30,000 (plus 15% to cover administrative costs if applicable) are available to nonprofits in business for at least two consecutive years with operating budgets of less than $1 million. Funding may be used to underwrite the costs associated with: essential services, supplies/equipment, community outreach/engagement and organizational capacity.

Groups must show how their great ideas would enhance the lives of Palm Beach County’s children (prenatal-age 18) and their families.

For the Great Ideas Initiative guidelines and application, go to:

Nonprofits interested in applying this year have until 2 p.m., July, 10, 2019, to submit an online application.

The Great Ideas Initiative is a competitive process with as many as 130 nonprofits vying for funding. To learn more about the grant process, there will be optional informational sessions, followed by a grant-writing workshops, at the Children’s Services Council building at 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, on:

June 11, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


June 14, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

If you are interested in attending, an RSVP is required by June 5 to Please specify which session you will be attending and how many people from your organization will be there.


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 about Children's Services Council, visit

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