Nonprofit Resources

CARES Act Grant

Palm Beach County CARES for Nonprofits Grant

Please note: We are no longer accepting applications.

Applications will be reviewed, and awards will be granted to eligible 501©3 and 501©19 organizations that meet the priority criteria, on a first come, first serve basis. 

Read the PBC CARES for Nonprofits Grant Guidelines before completing the application. 

Click here to access the application. Applications submitted by any other means including email, fax, mail, or hand-delivery will not be accepted.   

Funding Forms

Please click on the links below for the most current funding forms available for each area. If you need more information, please contact our Community Impact department at (561) 375-6630.

Community Impact Grants

Continuous Improvement

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief and Recovery Grant

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)

Palm Beach County Hunger Relief Cold Storage Capacity Grant

Mentoring Support Opportunity

Community Impact Grants

What is a Community Impact grant?

United Way of Palm Beach County Community Impact grants are how we invest local dollars in our community. Funding decisions are made through a competitive application process.

A Community Impact Committee, comprised of informed volunteers from the community, is charged with reviewing agencies applying for funding by evaluating programs and reviewing financial records to develop an understanding of the agency. The committee then determines funding recommendations based on criteria such as program outcomes, fiscal accountability and demonstrated need in the community. The recommendations are then presented, reviewed and approved by the United Way of Palm Beach County Board of Directors.

Agencies receiving funding through the Community Impact grant process meet strict standards of accountability and are required to report semi-annually on the efficiency of their programs and how they are meeting their goals.

Our Community Impact grants are invested in high performing nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services aligned with the areas of Education, Mentoring, Special Needs, Income and Health. United Way of Palm Beach County invites 501(c)3 organizations doing outstanding work in these areas to consider applying for a United Way Community Impact Grant.

Request for Applications Released

Continuous Improvement

Launched in February 2007, the Continuous Improvement Initiative was conceived as a way to build the capacity of agencies under contract with Children’s Services Council and United Way.

The guide provides additional information about categories of support, funding limits, reporting requirements and application deadlines.

Guidelines FY 20-21

Application FY 20-21

Technology Plan Template

Agency Computer Inventory Template

Nonprofit Resources

Project Completion Report – Cover Page and Summary

Project Completion Report – Financial Reconciliation Form

Mentoring Support Opportunity

Launched in January 2014, the Mentoring Support Opportunity was conceived as a way to help mentoring programs develop additional matches and help alleviate the wait list of mentees in Palm Beach County. These funds will go toward helping programs make additional mentoring matches. Through the Mentoring Support Opportunity, United Way of Palm Beach County seeks to enhance the quality of mentoring programs and increase the number of youths being mentored. For the current mini-grant opportunity, only affiliate programs that have a current active mentoring program and are seeking to implement all Elements of Effective Practice are eligible to apply. The typical grant is between $2,000 up to a maximum of $7,500 (based on available funds) to be used to increase program capacity and become eligible to join the Mentor Center Network. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 12:00PM ON FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020.

For more information or questions, please contact Allison Overstreet at 561.375.6642 or




Palm Beach County Hunger Relief Cold Storage Capacity Grant

Recognizing the unacceptable consequences of local hunger, United Way of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, backed by a group of 183 organizations, convened the Hunger Relief Initiative and identified the need to create a comprehensive plan to reduce local hunger. The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and the University of South Carolina (USC) Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities were commissioned to create the Palm Beach County Hunger Relief Plan in 2015. Since the Plan’s inception, United Way of Palm Beach County has worked alongside community partners to address food insecurity in the county.

In accordance with the Hunger Relief Plan, the Cold Storage Capacity Grant aims to minimize food waste by increasing storage capacity of food pantries and other non-profit organizations that address food insecurity. The extra storage space will enable the recipient agencies to provide a consistent supply of perishable items, including produce, to a greater number of Palm Beach County residents.

For more information regarding the Hunger Relief Initiative, please visit the Palm Beach County Hunger Relief page.

The documents are fillable PDFs. Please download each item on your desktop to complete them. Please note: Do not complete the forms through your Internet browser, as not all of the fillable options will be available. 


  • Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provide hunger relief services in Palm Beach County.
  • Applicants must have completed a food safety training course.
  • Applicants must be an active partner in good standing with 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast.
  • Applicants must have an active partnership with a local food bank (Palm Beach County Food Bank, Feeding South Florida, or The Glades Initiative)


Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday, December 4, 2020.


Send a detailed email to

Subject line of the email should read: Cold Storage Capacity Grant – [Name of Organization].

Print and sign the application if you are unable to sign it electronically.

Please Note: Unit delivery may be delayed due to a shortage.




Impact Report


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief and Recovery Grant

The funders in Palm Beach County have joined together to establish a coordinated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief and Recovery application process. This funding process will provide assistance to nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach County and Martin County whose staff, services and clients have been impacted by this disaster. As of today, the following funders have made a commitment to review applications and coordinate funding:

  • Admirals Cove Foundation
  • Allegany Franciscan Ministries
  • Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County
  • Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
  • Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
  • Lost Tree Foundation
  • Mary and Robert Pew Public Education Fund
  • Quantum Foundation
  • United Way of Palm Beach County
  • Ventus Charitable Foundation

Funding priorities include:

  • Emergency food, shelter and other basic needs
  • Expansion of service capacity related to increased demand for direct services
  • Access to health care services for uninsured and underinsured clients
  • Technology and other resources to allow your organization to continue to provide services
  • Reimbursement of lost revenue

Because we may receive a high volume of requests for these funds, applicants are advised that we do not expect to be able to cover all funding requests; and we may not be able to fund the full amount of each request. However, we are committed to make the best use of available resources to address the highest priority needs. To address these concerns, applicants must be nonprofit organizations that provide services to Palm Beach and/or Martin County residents.

The application can be accessed through Google Forms by clicking here. Funding will be made directly from the participating funder to the applicant agency. Final funding decisions and reporting requirements are exclusively the purview of the participating funder.


The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) was created in 1983 to supplement and expand the work of local social service agencies, both nonprofit and governmental, in an effort to help people with economic emergencies (not disaster-related [i.e., fires of any kind, floods, tornadoes, etc.] emergencies). Therefore, EFSP funds are not to be used to provide emergency assistance for circumstances that are the immediate result of a disaster situation. EFSP funds may be used to provide economic assistance in the long term, even if the current circumstances may have been impacted by an earlier disaster occurrence. The EFSP funding is open to all organizations helping hungry and homeless people. EFSP funds must be used to supplement feeding, sheltering (including transitional sheltering) and rent/mortgage and utility assistance efforts only.

EFSP is governed by a National Board that selects jurisdictions for funding. Local Boards are convened in those qualifying jurisdictions to determine the highest need and best use of funds and to select Local Recipient Organizations (LROs) that will provide emergency food and shelter services. Each year, needs are to be assessed in an effort to respond to changes in the community.

United Way of Palm Beach County’s role is to administer the EFSP program locally, which includes facilitating the local EFSP board, coordinating the distribution of EFSP funds to local emergency food and shelter programs, and monitoring and providing technical assistance to those programs regarding EFSP funds.

EFSP Phase 38 Application



  • Daryl K. Houston, Chairman
    Community Foundation for PB & Martin Counties
  • Pam Berry
    The Salvation Army Center of Hope
  • Frank Chavere
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach
  • Suzanne Cordero
    El Sol, Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center
  • Jennifer Durant
    American Red Cross
  • Ilan Hurvitz
    Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
  • Sharon L’Herrou
    211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast
  • Ruth Mageria
    Christians Reaching Out to Society
  • Barbara Moody
    Community Volunteer
  • Maite Reyes-Cole
    Coalition for Independent Living Options
  • LaNita Sanders
    Children’s Services Council
  • Wendy Tippett
    PBC Department of Human and Veteran Services
  • Shayene Weatherspoon
    United Way of Palm Beach County
  • Nancy Yarnell
    Area Agency on Aging
  • Abbie Zohn
    Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County


  • Donna Quinlan
    United Way of Palm Beach County
  • Tamara Worley
    United Way of Palm Beach County


Contributions benefit United Way of Palm Beach County, a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization. Our EIN is 59-0683258.