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News Advisory: Area funders step up to support local nonprofits during COVID-19 crisis

In response to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on our community, leading Palm Beach County funders announce the creation of a coordinated relief grant for area nonprofits.

The Coronavirus Relief and Recovery Grant is designed to help these unsung heroes, who do all they can to support our community’s families.

This funding process will provide assistance to nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach and Martin counties whose staff, services and clients have been impacted by the disaster. As of today, the following funders have made a commitment to review applications and coordinate funding:

  • Allegany Franciscan Ministries
  • Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County
  • Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
  • Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
  • Lost Tree Foundation
  • Mary and Robert Pew Public Education Fund
  • Quantum Foundation
  • United Way of Palm Beach County

These funders are further coordinating their efforts with the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Community Services Department, Palm Beach County Youth Services Department, Palm Health Foundation and Bank of America.

Funding priorities include:

  • Emergency food, shelter and other basic needs
  • Expansion of service capacity related to increased demand for direct services
  • Access to health care services for uninsured and underinsured clients
  • Technology and other resources to allow your organization to continue to provide services
  • Reimbursement of lost revenue

To receive funds, applicants must be a nonprofit organization providing services to Palm Beach County and/or Martin County residents.

Because of anticipated high volume of requests, applicants should not expect to be covered for all funding needs, nor should they expect to be funded the full amount of each request.  However, funders are committed to making the best use of available resources to address the highest priority needs.

To access the application through Google Forms, please click here. Funding will be made directly from the participating funder to the applicant nonprofit. Final funding decisions and reporting requirements are exclusively the purview of the participating funder.

For questions, please reach out to one of the following:

Randy Palo, Director of Program, Children's Service Council of Palm Beach County, by clicking here or call Randy Palo at 561-374-7597.

Alexandra Boyle, Community Impact Assistant, Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, by clicking here or call Alexandra Boyle 561-340-4513.

If you do not have access to a computer, you may reach out to one of the contacts above and then fax the application to (561) 832-6542, Attention: COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Grant.

About Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County

The Council is a local, special-purpose government created by Palm Beach County voters in 1986 and reauthorized in 2014. For more than 30 years, it has provided leadership, funding, services and research on behalf of the county’s children so they grow up healthy, safe and strong.

If you have questions related to Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County and/or media inquiries, please contact Shana Cooper, Public Information Officer.