BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Media Release) — Impact 100 Palm Beach County, a local, high-impact, women’s philanthropy group, awarded $547,000 in grants to 10 local nonprofit organizations on Thursday, April 12, during the Grand Awards Ceremony held in the Wold Theater at Lynn University.
After an intense review of 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 verified by CPA firm, Morrison, Brown Argiz and Farra, and the awards were presented at the conclusion of the 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.
Impact 100 Co-Presidents Helen Ballerano and Kirsten Stanley presented the grant awards to:
Arts and Culture
Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia – Building a String Orchestra and Self-Esteem
Lake Worth West Resident Planning Group – Steps to Success
Delray Beach Children’s Garden – Expanding our Nature Education Programming
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
Additionally, the runners up each received a grant award of $9,400. These organizations include:
ARTS & CULTURE
Flamingo Clay Studio
Sculpting Young Live in Clay – The Clay-Mobile
Urban League of Palm Beach County
Education Navigator for English Learners
Fishing For Families In Need
Responsible Angling Education
Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County
Project Uplift, A Part of The Door to Sustainability Program
HEALTH & WELLNESS
- Leroy Jefferson Medical Society
Healthy High School Alliance
Women interested in joining Impact 100 Palm Beach County for the 2018-19 grant season, which begins today, can learn more here www.impact100pbc.org.
About Impact 100 Palm Beach County
Impact 100 Palm Beach County was founded in 2011 by Tandy Robinson, Lisa Mulhall and Cindy Krebsbach, who collaboratively wanted to improve their community through the ‘power of women giving as one.’ Impact 100 Palm Beach County (Impact 100 PBC) advances high impact philanthropy in the South Palm Beach County area by pooling together smaller donations of individual women to create a large grant which will have a high impact in our community. They are a charitable fund of the Community Foundation.
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