Impact 100 Palm Beach County has awarded $320,000 to local nonprofits
Florence Fuller Child Development Centers received $100,000 for the Family Preservation Program for 500 family members at their two centers in Boca Raton and West Boca. The program includes family crisis intervention; case management, information and referral; parenting skills development; group and individual counseling for parents and children; job training; a mentoring program; financial and nutrition education classes; and healthy take-home family meals five days a week.
Achievement Centers for Children and Families of Delray Beach received a $100,000 grant for the Pine Grove Afterschool and Summer program. The new program will serve 150 elementary school students at Pine Grove Elementary School. The program will provide affordable aftercare and summer programs that combine academic, cultural, recreational, social and leadership activities.
The final $100,000 grant recipient went to The Creative City Collaborative, also known as the Arts Garage, for the Music and Theatre Education Program. The program will have two components – Drumline and Theatre Education - and will provide quality, no cost, sustained arts education for 1,000 disadvantaged children and youth in south Palm Beach County.
The other finalist organizations, the Coastal Conservation Association and the United Cerebral Palsy of Palm Beach and Mid Coastal Counties each received a $10,000 grant.
The grants were awarded on April 10 when 320 women gathered at Lynn University’s Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center.
The event was Impact 100 Palm Beach County’s Grand Awards Celebration, and guests included women who had made a $1,000 donation to become an annual member. Those funds are pooled every year to make $100,000 grants to charities in the categories of education, environment, arts and culture, family and health and wellness.
“Our mission is to make an impact in our community and the best way to do that is to grow our membership and also retain our current members,” said Sue Diener, co-president of Impact 100 Palm Beach County. “We encourage even more nonprofits to apply for our grants program.”
To join, or to learn more about Impact 100 Palm Beach County, go to http://www.impact100pbc.com/ or call 561-336-4623.
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