by Mark I. Hopkins
BallenIsles Charities Foundation presented financial grants and awards totaling a record $500,000 to 42 local not-for-profit and civic organizations during its 2017 Grants Awards Ceremony, at BallenIsles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, on Feb. 28.
The record-setting amount has brought the cumulative grants awarded by the foundation to more than $1.7 million over the six years since its formation.
“Each of the deserving organizations we carefully vetted and selected to receive a financial grant, undertakes extraordinary local community programs. The record funds raised are a credit to the generosity of BallenIsles members and residents, the tireless contributions of all our volunteers and the terrific local businesses and Corporate Sponsors that support the Foundation’s mission of ‘Making a Difference’ in our local community,” BallenIsles Charities Foundation President Mark Freeman said.