Funded in part by the Sallie and Bert Korman Fund for Cultural Education

The Program

Mr. & Mrs. Korman have established a fund at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to provide cultural expeditions for elementary students in Palm Beach County through a competitive grant process. Cultural Organizations will partner with Palm Beach County schools using Palm Beach County School District’s approved curriculum. The goal of the program is to augment, expand and increase the number of cultural expeditions to students throughout Palm Beach County and is not intended to supplant existing field trips.

Purpose of Funding

This grant program will fund the cost of the transportation and/or admittance to a cultural museum, performance or event.

Eligibility

Cultural Organizations

In order to be eligible for this grant program, cultural organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural organization
  • Be a current member of the Cultural Council in good standing, or a current grantee in the Category B, CII or CI grant program
  • Attend CEdC meetings on a regular basis
  • Offer a curriculum-based program that has been approved by the Palm Beach County School District
  • Partner with a school who meets the criteria below and secure a letter of commitment from the partner school’s principal

Schools

In order to be eligible for this grant program, schools must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a public elementary, middle or high school in Palm Beach County
  • Partner with a Cultural Organization who meets the above criteria and secure a letter of commitment from the Cultural Organization

Limitations

  • Only one cultural excursion per school per year
  • All grant funds will be paid directly to the Cultural Organization

Grant Requirements

  • Cultural Organization applicants must identify and secure a field trip commitment from a Palm Beach County school principal
  • Eligible school applicants must identify and secure a commitment from an eligible Cultural Organization
  • Complete the Cultural Expeditions Application and Budget
  • Provide the related Cultural Organization’s curriculum
  • Submit a final report to the Cultural Council within 30 days of the cultural expedition

Determination of Awards

Recipients are selected on a competitive basis. The Selection Committee will assess each application on the following criteria:

  • Cultural Organization’s history as a Cultural Council member or grantee
  • Attendance at Cultural Education Committee meetings
  • Curriculum content
  • Impact of the program
  • Cost effectiveness of the request
  • School’s demonstration of need


Cultural Expedition Field Trip Kids

How to Apply

Eligible Cultural Organizations or schools may apply. To apply for a Cultural Expedition Grant, a completed application must be submitted to the Cultural Council. This is a rolling application with no deadline.

Download the Required Forms

2016-17 Program Guidelines
2016-17 Application
Final Report (to be submitted at completion of project)

 

How to Submit

  • Complete the application
  • Complete the budget request
  • Attach the supporting documents
  • Send application to the Grants Department one of the following ways:

Application may be sent one of the following ways:

  • Via email in a PDF document: jrodusky@palmbeachculture.com
  • Via fax: (561) 472-3346
  • Via U.S. mail secured by a binder clip:
    Cultural Council of Palm Beach County c/o Grants Department
    601 Lake Avenue
    Lake Worth, Florida 33460

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For More Information, Contact:

Jan Rodusky, Director of Grants
(561) 471-2901
jrodusky@palmbeachculture.com

Wendy Boucher, Grants Coordinator
(561) 471-2901
wboucher@palmbeachculture.com