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Who We Fund

The BallenIsles Charities Foundation awards grants to nonprofit and tax exempt organizations working within the towns and cities of Northern Palm Beach County. With the goal of Making a Difference, our Foundation provides financial support to organizations in the Civic, Health & Human Services, Environment, and Education areas. In our first five years, the BallenIsles Charities Foundation, Inc. has awarded nearly $1,265,000 to 51 local area organizations.

WE FUND:

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

We support projects or programs of non-profit organizations providing support and assistance to health & human services activities. See Who We Help for recent Health & Human Services grants.

EDUCATION

We support projects and programs of educational nonprofit foundations, public and charter schools, and, other organizations providing educational programming. In the case of public schools, the grant request should be for programs that are not available through tax funding. See Who We Help for recent Education grants.

ENVIRONMENT

We support projects or programs of nonprofit organizations providing benefits to our environment. See Who We Help for recent Environment grants.

CIVIC

We support projects or programs provided to residents by their local government. These programs are not supported generally through public funding. See Who We Help for recent Civic grants.

Other important information about our grant process:

Grant awarded to date have ranged from $2,500 to $20,000.

Grants are awarded PRIMARILY for projects or programs with specific budgets and measurement criteria. General operating expenses, personnel salaries, or overhead expenses will not be funded.

The Foundation welcomes and encourages projects that have multiple sources of funding along with strong support from an organization’s Board of Directors.

Funding commitments are made on a year-to-year basis. We do not commit to fund multi-year projects or programs. Applicant organizations are welcome to apply each year for possible funding.

Applications received from organizations located outside our geographic area will only be considered if the clients served by implementation of their grant award are located in our geographic service area.

WE DO NOT FUND:

Grants to 501 (c) (3) organizations that are not in good standing with the IRS.

Grants for sectarian or religious purposes unless the applicant organization demonstrates that the project or program is non-denominational and open to all. Further, the project must not include religious programming or faith-based requirements for participation.

Grants to national organizations unless funds are for the local chapter with a local Board of Directors, and, the grant will benefit local residents.

Grants to 501 (c) (4) organizations.

Grants to lobby legislation or to influence public policy or elections.

Grants to organizations whose administrative costs (including fundraising expenses) exceed 25%.