Funded Non-Profit Partners

The City of Boca Raton proudly supports the efforts of 38 non-profit partners in the community. These organizations provide programs and services to under-served populations in Boca Raton through the tireless dedication of staff, volunteers and donors. Boca Raton provides funding to support the compassionate, innovative programming that defines our City's character, furthers its strategic goals and creates a strong partnership with the community.

The Boca Raton City Council allocates funding each budget cycle for those organizations that apply, meet the criteria and are chosen as grant recipients.  For more information about applying for grant funds, please visit our Fiscal Year 2017-2018 page.
211

211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast


President/CEO: Sharon L'Herrou
Mission Statement: To connect people to services 24 hours a day by understanding their individual emotional, financial and community needs and to support the health & human service system as a whole.
Website: www.211palmbeach.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $4,500
Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center

Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center


President: Matthew P. Baker
Mission Statement: To provide a broad range of enriching programs and services for individuals of all ages and abilities to meet the diverse needs of its members, the Jewish community and the community at large.
Website: www.levisjcc.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $2,500
AVDA

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.


Executive Director: Pam O'Brien
Mission Statement:
To promote violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse.
Website: www.avdaonline.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $27,500
Alzheimers Community Care

Alzheimer's Community Care


President and CEO:
Mary M. Barnes
Mission Statement: Dedicated to promoting and providing community-based, family-centered care for patients and their caregivers living with neurocognitive disorders, through the belief, that where there is help, there is hope.
Website:
www.alzcare.org/
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $23,000
AACY

American Association of Caregiving Youth


Founder & President: Connie Siskowski, RN, PhD
Mission Statement: To recognize, support, and promote the awareness of dual role youth that are both students and caregivers within their families.
Website: www.caregivingyouthvolunteers.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $8,000
American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society


Chief Executive Officer: Gary M. Reedy
Mission Statement: To free the world from cancer. Until we do, we'll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.
Website: www.cancer.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $5,000
The Arc of Palm Beach County

Arc of Palm Beach County


Board Chair: Debra Ruedisili
Mission Statement:
To improve the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities, and their families, through services, education and advocacy.
Website:
www.arcpbc.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $4,500
Barton's Boosters

Barton's Boosters


President: James Bearden
Mission Statement: To enhance the health, welfare and education of children in need in our community.  We believe that positive choices empower our youth into leading productive lives.
Website: www.waynebartonstudycenter.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $1,000
Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward Foundation


Co-Founders: Debbie Ellman and Donna Biase
Mission Statement:
To empower foster care youth to maximize their potential by providing essential academic support and guidance.
Website: www.bestfoot.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $5,000

Boca Ballet Theatre

Boca Ballet Theater


President: Chad Kenney
Mission Statement: To enrich the cultural landscape of our community and to educate our youth in classical ballet and concert dance through focused training, interaction with professional dancers and participation in full-length ballets and contemporary choreography.
Website: www.bocaballet.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $9,000
Boca Helping Hands

Boca Helping Hands


Executive Director: James S. Gavrilos, CFRE
Mission Statement: To provide food, medical and financial assistance to meet basic human needs as well as education, job training and guidance to create self-sufficiency.
Website: www.bocahelpinghands.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $30,000
Boca Raton Children's Museum

Boca Raton Children's Museum


Chairman: Teresa (Terry) Fedele
President & Chief Executive Officer:
Ellyn Okrent
Mission Statement: To broaden children’s awareness of the world around them and teach them how to problem solve through creative and scientific exploration.
Website: www.cmboca.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $20,000
NJROTC

Boca Raton Community High School NJROTC


Chief: Edwin A. Morales
Mission Statement: To transition high school students into future leaders one cadet at a time.
Website: www.bocanjrotc.com
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $3,000
Boca Raton Historical Society

Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum


President: Yvette Drucker
Mission Statement: To collect, preserve, and present information and artifacts relevant to the past and evolving history of Boca Raton and to maintain a visible role in education and advocacy of historic preservation in our community.
Website:
www.bocahistory.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $12,000
The Symphonia

Boca Raton Philharmonic

Symphonia


Chairman: Martin B. Stein
President:
Carole Boucard
Mission Statement: To enrich the South Florida community through distinctive musical performances and innovative educational outreach programs. Inspiring and engaging both existing and new audiences, The SYMPHONIA, is committed to the highest standards of artistic excellence.
Website: www.thesymphonia.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $10,000
Boca Ratons Promise

Boca Raton's Promise


President & CEO: Rita Thrasher
Mission Statement: To identify mental health needs and resources in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County and provide education and awareness activities for early identification and access to services.
Website: www.bocaratonspromise.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $3,000
Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County


President & CEO: Jaene Miranda
Mission Statement: To inspire and assist all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Website: www.bgcpbc.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $9,000
Boca Raton Housing Authority/C.A.T.S. Program

BRHA - Pearl City C.A.T.S


Commissioner/Chairman:
Carol Wolfe
Mission Statement:
To shape a safe environment in which all of our students become life long learners who master essential skills, develop self learning skills and pursue character qualities which will enable them to be honest, responsible, respectful and dedicated students.
Website: www.bocahousing.org/FamilyPrograms/AfterSchoolSummerCamp
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $20,000
Festival of the Arts

Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park


Director: Joanna Marie Kaye
Mission Statement:
Festival of the Arts, held in Boca Raton, Florida, features the finest in classical music, jazz, art, film and literature.
Website: www.festivaloftheartsboca.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $10,000
Home Safe

Children's Place at Home Safe


President: Steven Bernstein
Mission Statement: Creating safer, more productive lives for infants, children and families.
Website: www.helphomesafe.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $15,000
Boca Raton Cultural Consortium

Cultural Consortium of Greater Boca Raton


President: Dan Guin
Mission Statement:
To raise the public’s awareness of the quality, diversity and impact of arts and cultural programs on the community.
Website: www.artsinboca.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $9,000
AME Church

D.I.S.C. Inc (Macedonia AME Church)


President: Patricia Williams-Thompson
Mission Statement: To minister to the emotional, intellectual, spiritual, environmental and physical needs of all people by spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through both word and deed.
Website: macedonia-africa-methodist-episcopal-church.hub.biz/
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $2,000
Family Promise

Family Promise


Executive Director: Jennifer Raymond
Mission Statement: To empower families in making their transition from homelessness to sustainable independence.
Website: www.familypromisespbc.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $7,000
Faulk Center for Counseling

Faulk Center for Counseling


President: Lois A. Weisman
Mission Statement: To promote emotional well-being through a variety of free and low-cost programs for counseling, therapy, and support.
Website: www.faulkcenterforcounseling.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $10,000
Florence Fuller

Florence Fuller


President & Chairman: Bernard A. Finkelstein
CEO:
Ellyn Okrent
Mission Statement:
Making a difference through education for economically challenged children and families to build a positive future in our community.
Website: www.ffcdc.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $44,000
Golden Bell Education Foundation

Golden Bell Education Foundation


Foundation Manager: Christie Workman
Mission Statement:
To support the Boca Raton Public School System and administrating educational programs that promote business skills.
Website: www.bocachamber.com/goldenbell
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $22,000
Habitat for Humanity SPB

Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County


Chairman: Rick Howard
Mission Statement: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Website: www.habitatsouthpalmbeach.org/
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $5,000
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies


Chair: Tara Duhy
Mission Statement: To improve birth outcomes and promote healthy families by providing access to care, education and support to those facing the physical, emotional, economic and social challenges of pregnancy and infant care.
Website: www.hmhbpbc.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $5,000
Hospice by the Sea, Inc.

Hospice by the Sea Foundation (Trustbridge)


Chairman: William "Bill" E. Quinn, II
Mission Statement: To raise and manage funds to support the vision and mission of Trustbridge through a comprehensive fundraising program.
Website: www.hpbcf.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $20,000
Junior League of Boca Raton

Junior League of Boca Raton


President: Kirsten Stanley
Mission Statement: To promote voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Website: www.jlbr.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $13,500
Kids In Distress

Kids In Distress


President and CEO: Mark Dhooge
Mission Statement: To prevent child abuse, preserve the family, and treat children who have been abused or neglected.
Website:
www.kidinc.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $2,000
Kidsafe

KidSafe Foundation


Founder and the CEO: Cherie Benjoseph, LCSW
Mission Statement: To protect children by preventing sexual abuse, bullying and internet dangers through comprehensive education for children, parents, professionals and other caring adults.
Website: www.kidsafefoundation.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $1,000
Place of Hope

Place of Hope (The Haven, Inc.)


Founding CEO: Charles L. Bender, III
Mission Statement:
To provide a stable and loving family environment for hurting children and their families.
Website: www.placeofhoperinker.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $5,000
PROPEL

PROPEL


President: Michael Daszkal
Mission Statement: To promote education, character and leadership through mentorship, apprenticeship and life skills training for “at risk” youth.
Website: www.propelyourfuture.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $1,000
Jewish Family Services

Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services


President & CEO: Danielle N. Hartman, MNM
Mission Statement: To offer help, hope and humanity through our comprehensive range of programs and services which support people of all ages and beliefs.
Website: www.ralesjfs.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $10,000
Spirit of Giving Network

Spirit of Giving Network


President: Jackie Reeves
Mission Statement: To create alliances with nonprofit organizations by sharing resources, providing education and programs to strengthen our communities.
Website: www.spiritofgivingnetwork.com
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $3,500
Tri-County Animal ShelterTCAS

Tri-County Animal Rescue


Chairman of Board: Sharon DiPietro
Mission Statement: To shelter and provide a comfortable home for all animals placed in our facility.  Tri-County Animal Rescue is a 100% No-Kill, 501(c)3, nonprofit animal shelter working to prevent the killing of over 170,000 unwanted pets in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties each year.
Website:
www.tricountyanimalrescue.com
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $25,000
Twin Palms Center

Twin Palms Center for the Disabled


President:
William “Todd” Jackson, Sr.
Mission Statement:
To improve the quality of life for individuals diagnosed with developmental challenges. We also dedicate this program to educating our community on the talents and abilities that these individuals possess.
Website:
www.twinpalmscenter.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $5,000
The Volen Center

The Volen Center


President/CEO: Elizabeth Lugo
Mission Statement: To enhance the well-being of South Florida Seniors, family caregivers, the disabled, and their families by educating and advocating on their behalf and by providing health care and supportive services that meet their physical, emotional, social and psychological needs.
Website: www.volencenter.com
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $20,000
Youth Orchestra

Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County


Board President: Stephen B. Gebelof
Mission Statement: To provide young musicians with exceptional music education and performance experiences while developing an appreciation of classical music within the community.
Website: www.yopbc.org
City Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/2018: $1,000