The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has recommended funding to 15 small and emerging organizations in Palm Beach County for fiscal year 2018-19 – the second of two cycles.

The latest recommendations were approved at the Cultural Council’s board of directors meeting on Wednesday, January 30. The first cycle of grantees was announced in September.

“The Cultural Development Fund supports diverse arts and cultural programming focused on children’s education and cultural heritage in The Palm Beaches,” said Jan Rodusky, the Council’s chief grants officer. “These programs advance cultural opportunities for children and youth and create opportunities for Palm Beach County residents to experience innovative cultural programs. We’re honored to help these important organizations grow through our grants program.”

The Cultural Development Fund for Small and Emerging Cultural Organizations is an annual grant program open to nonprofit cultural organizations with operating revenues of at least $25,000. It is funded through ad valorem tax and is one of three public grant programs the Council manages on behalf of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.

Grant award amounts are based on the organizations’ budget size, grant application score and the funding available. A panel of Cultural Council board members and community volunteers review and score grant applications based on excellence and impact.

All FY2018-19 Cultural Development Fund grantees include:

Cycle 1

Aequalis Inc. d/b/a The Core Ensemble
Arts Dance Generation Inc.
Blue Planet International Explorers Bazaar & Writers Room
Boynton Cultural Centre Inc. d/b/a Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center
Caribbean-American for Community Involvement in Florida Inc.
Center for Creative Education
The Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Inc.
The Children’s Museum Inc. of Boca Raton
The Friends of Sandoway House Nature Center, d/b/a Sandoway Discover Center
The Masterworks Chorus of The Palm Beaches, Inc.
Milagro Foundation Inc. d/b/a Milagro Center
Street Beat Inc.
VSA Florida Inc. d/b/a Arts4All Florida – Palm Beach County

Cycle 2

April is for Authors Foundation
Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, Inc.
Choral Society of The Palm Beaches
Delray Beach Arts, Inc.
Delray Beach Chorale, Inc.
Delta Heritage Foundation
Digital Vibez Martin Luther King Jr. Coordinating Committee of West Palm Beach
Nat King Cole Generation Hope
Palm Beach County Surfing History Project
Philippine American Society, Inc.
Resource Depot
The Robert Sharon Chorale The Taras Oceanographic Foundation, Inc.
Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County, Inc.