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.

Community Impact Grants

Continuous Improvement

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)

Hunger Relief Capacity and Infrastructure RFP

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.

2023 Request for Applications Released – Special Needs Impact Area


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 22-23

Application FY 22-23

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 5:00PM ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2023.

For more information or questions, please contact the mentoring team at 561.375.6638 or




Hunger Relief Capacity and Infrastructure RFP

Recognizing the unacceptable consequences of 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. Since its inception in 2015, United Way of Palm Beach County has worked alongside community partners to address food insecurity in the county.

View the Palm Beach County Hunger Relief Plan by clicking the link.

The Hunger Relief Capacity and Infrastructure RFP will fund in three categories.  The funding categories were chosen based on their ability to promote long-term, sustainable improvements to the hunger relief system in Palm Beach County, as well as needs identified by hunger relief partners and frontline hunger organizations.  Additional details for the following funding category can be found in the Guidelines:

  • Alternative farming
  • Equipment
  • Technology

All funding requests must be related to improving food access and food operations.  This grant will NOT fund programs or programmatic support (i.e., weekend backpack programs, food purchase, staffing).  This grant is to fund long-term, systemic projects that will be sustainable after funding ends. For more information regarding the Hunger Relief Initiative, please visit the Palm Beach County Hunger Relief page.


  • Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides hunger relief services in Palm Beach County.
  • Applicants must be a tax-exempt organization pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) (or tax-exempt equivalent) of the Internal Revenue Code and provide hunger relief services in Palm Beach County.  Hunger relief services do not need to be the nonprofit organization’s primary purpose or mission, but they must be a regular part of the nonprofit’s work (for example, a nonprofit whose only hunger relief service is an annual holiday meal would not be eligible).
  • Applicants must be in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations for at least two (2) consecutive years before the date of the application.
  • Applicants must be a tax-exempt organization registered in the state of Florida in good standing as of January 31, 2023, and established for at least two years, as shown on the Florida Division of Corporation’s website (
  • Applicants must have audited or reviewed financial statements for the past two years, if legally required.
  • Applicants must be active participants in the Palm Beach County Hunger Relief Initiative through regular attendance at one or more Hunger Relief Initiative meetings (work groups and subcommittees are listed in the Guidelines).
  • Applicants must serve Palm Beach County residents.  Organizations that are not located in Palm Beach County or whose service area extends beyond Palm Beach County may apply but grant requests must be specific to meeting the needs of and serving Palm Beach County residents only.
  • Applicants must be an active partner in good standing with 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast by the time of funding or provide an explanation of exemption.
  • Applicants must have the ability to meet all reporting requirements and have completed all required reporting for prior United Way of Palm Beach County grant funding.
  • Applicants must have the ability to meet any local or federal funding requirements.



Applications must be submitted through the online portal no later than Monday, February 6, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Late or incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Information Session:

Eligible applicants must have attended an Information Session on January 9 or 13, 2023. IF an applicant was unable to attend an Information Session, they MUST view the Information Session Recording. Recording is available at the link below. Hunger Relief Initiative staff will verify the recording was accessed by the applicant.

Information Session Recording


Applicants may submit questions about the RFP to the Hunger Relief team.  Questions must be emailed to  Late questions or questions submitted to other emails will not be accepted. Deadline to submit questions is January 13, 2023, by 5:00 p.m. The Hunger Relief team will post questions and answers on the United Way of Palm Beach County Nonprofit Resources webpage.  Applicants are encouraged to review questions and answers before submitting their application.

For questions about the Hunger Relief Capacity and Infrastructure Grant Guidelines, contact:

Kathleen Mason, United Way of Palm Beach County, Manager for Hunger Relief
Phone: (561) 375-6633

Subject line: Hunger Relief Capacity and Infrastructure Grant – *Agency Name*

Link to Hunger Relief Capacity and Infrastructure RFP

Link to Information Recording

Guidelines and Eligibility

Sample Application Questions

Work Plan Template

Budget Template

Grant Q&A


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 40 Applications


  • Daryl K. Houston, Chairman
    Community Foundation for PB & Martin Counties
  • Pam Berry
    The Salvation Army Center of Hope
  • Carol Rodriguez
    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
  • Alix Allison
    211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast
  • Ruth Mageria
    Christians Reaching Out to Society
  • Barbara Moody
    Community Volunteer
  • Maite Reyes-Cole
    Coalition for Independent Living Options
  • Torrey Smith
    Children’s Services Council
  • Wendy Tippett
    PBC Department of Human and Veteran Services
  • Shayene Weatherspoon
    United Way of Palm Beach County
  • Don Hill
    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.