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.
$2,928
The Robert Sharon Chorale, Inc.
$3,008
Palm Beach County Surfing History Project, Inc.
$3,044
The Taras Oceanographic Foundation, Inc.
$3,044
April is for Authors Foundation Inc.
$3,073
Philippine American Society Inc.
$3,188
Caribbean American for Community Involvement in Florida, Inc.
$3,225
Arts Dance Generation, Inc.
$3,244
Delray Beach Chorale, Inc.
$3,246
The Masterworks Chorus of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
$3,308
Martin Luther King Jr. Coordinating Committee of West Palm Beach
$3,311

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

CANVAS Art Charities
$6,116
The Delta Heritage Foundation
$6,304
Digital Vibez
$6,463
Nat King Cole Generation Hope
$6,550
Dance Theater of Florida, Inc.
$6,608
Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County, Inc.
$6,670
Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, Inc.
$6,753

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

Spanish River Concerts, Inc.
$8,763
Delray Beach Arts, Inc.
$9,327
The Children’s Museum, Inc.
$9,516
Ballet Palm Beach, Inc.
$9,571
Boynton Cultural Centre, Inc. d/b/a Schoolhouse Children’s Museum
$9,587
Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, Inc.
$9,674
Aequalis, Inc. d/b/a The Core Ensemble
$9,679
The Guatemalan-Maya Center, Inc.
$9,706
The Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Inc.
$9,842
VSA Florida, Inc.
$10,086
Resource Depot Inc.
$10,220
The Friends of Sandoway House Nature Center, Inc. d/b/a Sandoway Discovery Center
$10,274
Milagro Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Milagro Center
$10,330

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

Boca Raton’s Promise – The Alliance For Youth, Inc.
$5,842
Total All Levels
$212,500

 


Contact:

Judith Czelusniak
jczelusniak@palmbeachculture.com
(561) 471-1602