Cultural Council of Palm Beach County grants $250,000 to small & emerging organizations for fiscal year 2018-19

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 Cycle 2
Aequalis Inc. d/b/a The Core Ensemble April is for Authors Foundation
Arts Dance Generation Inc. Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, Inc.
Blue Planet International Explorers Bazaar & Writers Room Choral Society of The Palm Beaches
Boynton Cultural Centre Inc d/b/a Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center Delray Beach Arts, Inc.
Caribbean-American for Community Involvement in Florida Inc. Delray Beach Chorale, Inc.
Center for Creative Education Delta Heritage Foundation
The Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Inc. Digital Vibez
The Children’s Museum Inc. of Boca Raton Martin Luther King Jr. Coordinating Committee of West Palm Beach
The Friends of Sandoway House Nature Center, d/b/a Sandoway Discover Center Nat King Cole Generation Hope
The Masterworks Chorus of The Palm Beaches, Inc. Palm Beach County Surfing History Project
Milagro Foundation Inc. d/b/a Milagro Center Philippine American Society, Inc.
Street Beat Inc. Resource Depot
VSA Florida Inc. d/b/a Arts4All Florida – Palm Beach County The Robert Sharon Chorale
  The Taras Oceanographic Foundation, Inc.
  Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County, Inc.