2017 Civic Grants
Palm Beach Gardens Police Department: The mission of our Palm Beach Gardens Police Department is to protect and serve in partnership with the community. Our 2017 Grant will help them enhance their ability as first responders to reach, rescue, and respond to victims. This grant will fund the purchase of breaching tools used to gain access to victims and/or offenders, and, to gain entry to buildings or vehicles during emergency situations, i.e., where there is an active shooter, at a building collapse, or during a natural disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. In addition, funding for rescue harnesses will enable officers to quickly slide victims out of harm’s way while maintaining defensive readiness.
Palm Beach Gardens Recreation Department: Palm Beach Gardens offers a wonderful array of educational, recreational and cultural programs to its residents and it is an important factor in attracting new residents and businesses to our community. BallenIsles is proud to be a major residential community in town and continued to provide a complimentary community cultural art experience for the public in 2017. For the 5th year, our grant supported the BallenIsles Performance Series at Veterans Plaza. Over the past 4 years, over 3000 people have attended these free cultural programs including: Ballroom to Broadway Series 2013, The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) 2014, William Shakespeare, A Midsummer’s Night Dream 2015, EDGAR, Unmasking a Genius (The Life of Edgar Allan Poe) 2016 and Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival “All the Great Books” in 2017.