Impact 100 Palm Beach County Awards 10 Nonprofits Grants Totaling $547,000

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Staff report

Impact 100 Palm Beach County, a women’s philanthropy group, recently awarded $547,000 in grants to 10 local nonprofit organizations.

After reviewing 63 entries over the past six months, 10 finalists (two in each category) were selected to present their program live to Impact 100 members. The members then voted on the winners, the votes were tallied and presented at the conclusion of the Grand Awards Ceremony.

One high-impact $100,000 grant was awarded to the following nonprofits in each of Impact 100’s five focus areas of Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Family and Health & Wellness.

Members donate $1,000 each annually and vote on local initiatives they would like to see funded with $100,000 grants.

Impact 100 Co-Presidents Helen Ballerano and Kirsten Stanley presented grant awards to:

Arts and Culture

Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia – Building a String Orchestra and Self-Esteem

Education

Lake Worth West Resident Planning Group – Steps to Success

Environment

Delray Beach Children’s Garden – Expanding our Nature Education Programming

Family

Place of Hope at the Leighan and David Rinker Campus – Transitional Independent Living Neighborhood – Phase 1

Health and Wellness

Genesis Community Health – Genesis Smiles Program