Philanthropy has long been a pillar of the Palm Beach Illustrated and Palm Beach Media Group brands. As a business and as individuals, we support our diverse communities by giving to and promoting the work of many organizations whose missions center around social justice, inclusiveness, and opportunity for all. We have compiled a list of these organizations and others whose work is vital to our community. Please learn more about them and consider supporting them.
Achievement Centers for Children and Families
Centered in Delray Beach, this nonprofit provides affordable childcare as well as after-school and summer programs to income-constrained families. Achievement’s goal is to improve school readiness and combat food insecurity for the more than 900 kids it serves across three campuses. It also offers a family-strengthening program that provides courses in health and wellness and financial literacy for parents. Donate here.
American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, Palm Beach Chapter
This local ACLU chapter fights for justice and the civil rights of citizens in the community, legislatures, and courts. Donate here.
100 Black Men of South Florida
With a mission to improve the quality of life for the community it serves and to enhance educational opportunities for African Americans, the members of this chapter of 100 Black Men remain committed to mentoring, education, health and wellness, and economic development programs for young people. Its values are based on respect for family, spirituality, justice, and integrity. Donate here.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
The local Boys & Girls Clubs fill the gap between school and home for more than 9,400 area children, providing a positive environment for them to build relationships and prepare for future careers and college. Donate here.
For more than 20 years, the Center for Creative Education has worked tirelessly to preserve and strengthen the healing and imaginative presence of the arts in at-risk Palm Beach County classrooms. It also offers a wide range of arts instruction at its Northwood Village center for children and adults who would not otherwise be able to afford an arts-based education. Donate here.
Florence Fuller Child Development Centers
Located in Boca Raton, Florence Fuller aims to foster a lifelong love of learning in economically disadvantaged children through its holistic early education, after-school, school holiday, and summer camp programs as well as its family support programs. Its goal is to empower kids for a brighter future where they can realize their academic and social potential. Donate here.
The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
Since its founding in 1949, The Legal Aid Society has provided equal access to high-quality civil legal advice and representation to low-income individuals with the purpose of protecting their safety, improving their living conditions and opportunities, and promoting self-sufficiency. Donate here.
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, West Palm Beach Chapter
Launched in 1993, this local chapter of the NCBW is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to addressing the needs of African American women through mentoring, advocacy, leadership development, and economic empowerment. Its programs address education on health issues that disproportionally affect African American women, leadership development workshops and events that honor local women, and the HOPE for Girls mentoring program. Donate here.
Opportunity Early Childhood Education & Family Center
Established in 1939, Opportunity is a five-star accredited early childhood education facility that provides low-income families in the area with education and enrichment programs for children, therapeutic services for children with identified learning delays, and social outreach support services for families. Its focus is on changing outcomes for at-risk children and ending the cycle of poverty for local families. Donate here.
Urban League of Palm Beach County
The Urban League has been working to help African Americans and other minorities achieve social and economic equality in Palm Beach County since 1973. It serves more than 18,000 clients who live below the poverty line annually by providing educational self-reliance programs in its four areas of focus: youth and education, housing and economics, workforce development, and health and wellness. Donate here.