The Cultural Council today announced that it has recommended $212,500 in grants to 32 small or emerging organizations in Palm Beach County for fiscal year 2017-2018. These recommendations were approved by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s board of directors at its most recent meeting, on January 23.

“These grants underscore the importance of supporting a diversity of art and culture programming focused on children’s education and cultural heritage in The Palm Beaches, consistent with our mission to nurture small or emerging arts organizations,” said Jan Rodusky, Chief Grants Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

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 the grant applications based on excellence and impact. The Cultural Council manages this process on behalf of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, to promote and expand cultural activities for residents.

Listed below are the organizations who received Category C-1 grants and the award amounts:

Small or Emerging Cultural Organizations – Level I ($25,000-$100,000)

Educational Gallery Group, Inc.
The Robert Sharon Chorale, Inc.
Palm Beach County Surfing History Project, Inc.
The Taras Oceanographic Foundation, Inc.
April is for Authors Foundation Inc.
Philippine American Society Inc.
Caribbean American for Community Involvement in Florida, Inc.
Arts Dance Generation, Inc.
Delray Beach Chorale, Inc.
The Masterworks Chorus of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
Martin Luther King Jr. Coordinating Committee of West Palm Beach

Small or Emerging Cultural Organizations – Level II ($100,001 – $200,000)

CANVAS Art Charities
The Delta Heritage Foundation
Digital Vibez
Nat King Cole Generation Hope
Dance Theater of Florida, Inc.
Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County, Inc.
Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, Inc.

Small or Emerging Cultural Organizations – Level III ($200,001+)

Spanish River Concerts, Inc.
Delray Beach Arts, Inc.
The Children’s Museum, Inc.
Ballet Palm Beach, Inc.
Boynton Cultural Centre, Inc. d/b/a Schoolhouse Children’s Museum
Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, Inc.
Aequalis, Inc. d/b/a The Core Ensemble
The Guatemalan-Maya Center, Inc.
The Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Inc.
VSA Florida, Inc.
Resource Depot Inc.
The Friends of Sandoway House Nature Center, Inc. d/b/a Sandoway Discovery Center
Milagro Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Milagro Center

Small or Emerging Non-Cultural Organizations-Level II ($50,000 – $1,000,000)

Boca Raton’s Promise – The Alliance For Youth, Inc.
Total All Levels



Judith Czelusniak
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