Published On: Sun, Dec 17th, 2023

Impact 100 Women Announce Semi-Finalists For Their Mega-Grants   

By Marci Shatzman

The only thing missing was the drum roll when Impact 100 Palm Beach County revealed the nonprofits that made the semi-finalist cut for possible $100,000 or merit grants.

One hundred people, most of them from the 82 applicants, were on the Zoom announcing the list in five categories. Each nonprofit applied for a specific program. See the list below.

The next step in the selection process is reviewing proposals and site visits, Impact announced. Once the finalists are announced on April 9, they make a pitch at Impact’s Grand Awards Celebration on April 30. All the Impact members attend and vote on a winner in each category to receive $100,000 at the event’s finale. The balance is shared equally with the rest of the finalists as merit awards. 

This is their 13th year as grant funders, awarding more than $6 million to 99 nonprofits, and they’ll concentrate on expanding their membership so they can give out more money, their leaders announced.  

Here’s the semi-finalists:

Category: Arts, Culture, and Historic Preservation

·      Sunflower Creative Arts: Empower, Engage, Elevate: Nurturing Tomorrow Through Arts & Play Today

·      Volta Music Foundation: Afterschool Music Program

·      Youth Orchestra of PBC: Equity in the Arts Music Programming for All

·      Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts: A Taste of Glass

Category: Education

·      Florida Atlantic University Foundation, Inc.: Florida Atlantic University

·      Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches: The Mandel JCC Special Needs Swim Program

·      Connect to Greatness, Inc.: Lunchbox Talks

·      Education Foundation of Palm Beach County Inc.: Digital Inclusion

·      Roots and Wings: Project Uplift Curriculum Expansion

Category: Environment & Animal Welfare

The Institute for Regional Conservation: Reviving Biodiversity with the Urban Restoration Team

Community Greening: Growing the Nursery

Semper Fi Service Dogs, Inc.: Ending Veteran Suicide 1 Dog at a Time

Florida Atlantic University Foundation, Inc.: The FLoW (Florida Land of Water) Show

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, dba Friends of Gumbo Limbo: Save Our Coastline! – An Interactive Education Program for Children & Families

Category: Family

·      ChildNet: Family Unification Express

·      Eat Better Live Better: Grocery Assistance Program

·      Fuller Center (formerly called Florence Fuller Child Development Centers): The Promise Program: Teen Leadership Initiative

·      Speak Up for Kids of Palm Beach County: Embrace Kids

·      Family Promise South Palm Beach County: Road to Independence Prevention Program/Step Up for Success

Category: Health & Wellness

·      Palm Beach County Food Bank: Groceries for Seniors

·      PHIT (Physical Health Investment Today) America: Southern Palm Beach County Healthy Kids Campaign

·      Children’s Case Management Organization Inc. dba Families First of Palm Beach County: Head Start Infant Mental Health Services

·      Feeding Palm Beach County: PBC School Pantry Program

·      Heart2Heart Outreach of South Florida: CARE Senior Companionship Program Expansion

·      Habitat for Humanity: Disaster Resilience for Seniors Aging in Place

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