Nonprofit Resources


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.

Hurricane Irma Relief and Recovery Fund

Community Impact Grants

Continuous Improvement

Mentoring Support Opportunity

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)


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.


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 Initiative is in its tenth year of funding and as of September 2016, nearly $2 million has been made available to over 60 different agencies.

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

Guidelines FY 18-19

Application FY 18-19

Technology Plan Guidance

Technology Plan 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 take on 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. Non-funded Mentor Center network programs can receive up to $5,000 to ultimately increase match capacity within their programs.

For more information or questions, please contact Gary Graham at 561.375.6638 or garygraham@unitedwaypbc.org

Guidelines

Application


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.

Click here for EFSP Phase 36 Application.

Local EFSP Board

  • Daryl K. Houston, Chairman
    Community Foundation for PB & Martin Counties
  • Melissa Arden
    Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
  • Tracie Bostick
    PBC Department of Human Services
  • Karis Engle
    Glades Initiative
  • Frank Chavere
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach
  • Ilan Hurvitz
    Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
  • Sharon L’Herrou
    211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast
  • Ruth Mageria
    Christians Reaching Out to Society
  • LaNita Sanders
    Children’s Services Council
  • Jennifer Durant
    American Red Cross
  • Pam Newsome
    United Way of Palm Beach County
  • Maite Reyes-Cole
    Coalition for Independent Living Options
  • Barbara Moody
    Community Volunteer
  • Denese Wright
    The Salvation Army Center of Hope

 PROGRAM MANAGERS (PBC)

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

Accreditations

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