Annual Report & Thank You Booklet

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“Enjoy the little things. For one day you may look back ... and realize they were the big things! ~ Robert Brault

Dear Neighbors,

We set a goal. One that would have seemed audacious even two years ago ...

And yet, with your generosity, we blew past our goal of awarding $1,000,000 in grants to worthy non-profit organizations in our local area. This year we awarded an astonishing $1,129,000 to 52 well-deserving organizations that fulfill critical civic, health & human services, educational, and environmental programs to our neighbors outside our gates.

But that's not all! In addition, we provided three Impact Grants which are designed to target specific needs of vetted organizations. The first is a 3-year pledge to the Palm Beach Gardens Police & Fire Rescue Foundation Emergency Financial Fund. The funding benefits our men and women in
uniform and their families who experience financial hardship due to illness or injury.

Our second Impact Grant was to the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County. The unexpected failure of air conditioning units at two of their clubs would have forced closure. The Foundation funded the replacement of these units, permitting both facilities to remain open and ensuring the 800 affected children and youth have a safe, wholesome, and comfortable place to go.

Our remaining Impact Grant funded the purchase of a walk-in freezer for the RACER La Casita Food Pantry. Now the pantry can safely store donations of meats and frozen products for twice monthly food distributions at their warehouse. More than 350 families that live at or below the poverty level in West Palm Beach and surrounding communities will benefit.

So, little things add up to big things! Small acts of kindness make huge differences in people's lives. You, dear friends, along with our corporate sponsors, through small acts of kind giving have made huge differences in people's lives. Thank you for giving until it feels good!

Your Ballenisles Charities Foundation Team