Have a great plan for improving the community? There’s money for it

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Impact The Palm Beaches, a women’s philanthropy, is seeking local initiatives developed for community awareness and improvement to apply for significant grants raised by its members. Additionally, the group is looking to bolster its membership to 300-plus participants by the end of 2016.

Impact The Palm Beaches is a charitable fund of the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The nonprofit invites women to join with a gift of $1,000 each and to use the money for $100,000 high impact grants awarded to non-profits that demonstrate unique proposals to create social change within our community.

Last year, Impact the Palm Beaches awarded its first $100,000 grant to Live Fresh Palm Beach County, a mobile showering service for the homeless population. Since the awarding, Live Fresh Palm has given thousands of homeless men, women and children the simple opportunity to maintain basic hygiene, an activity most of us take for granted, but would never want to be without. Additionally grants were awarded to Take Stock in Children and Legal Aid Society.

This year, Impact the Palm Beaches aspires to award three $100,000 Impact grants.

If you are a local non-profit and are interested in applying for an Impact Grant, visit http://impactpalmbeaches.org/grants/.

If you want to become a member of Impact the Palm Beaches and parlay a small contribution into a high impact and effective vehicle for social change, contact co-founder Deborah Johnson at info@impactpalmbeaches.org or visit this link  (http://impactpalmbeaches.org/join-us/ ) to learn more and sign up.