New Grant Supports Local Nonprofits

Palm Beach International Boat Show Gives Back will support environmental and marine education programs in Palm Beach County

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Palm Beach International Boat Show. Photo courtesy of Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County
Palm Beach International Boat Show. Photo courtesy of Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County

Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, owner of the Palm Beach International Boat Show, and Informa, the producer of the annual show, have partnered to unveil Palm Beach International Boat Show Gives Back, a $500,000 grant program to support environmental and marine education programs, and waterfront projects in Palm Beach County.

The application period is now open for nonprofit organizations to apply to the program before the November 17 deadline. It is the boat show’s hope that successful, grant-underwritten projects will positively impact thousands of lives in Palm Beach County through inspiring educational programs and waterfront projects.

Grant programs will be considered for up to $25,000 per nonprofit organization annually. Programs that will be funded include educational activities, curriculum development, field trips, outreach, in-house programs, and other related activities. In addition, programs that enhance the Palm Beach County waterfront such as public art, cultural activities, and small capital projects, will be considered.

Palm Beach International Boat Show Gives Back is funded through the proceeds from the annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, which include ticket sales, optional add-on donations, and other boat show-related endeavors. The boat show has been produced for more than 40 years and has a major economic impact on the region. It is a much-loved, annual tradition for residents of the region and is widely known to be among a handful of must-attend, major boating events in the world.

To apply, and for more information on eligibility, requirements, and criteria, visit marinepbc.org/grant-program/ or call (561) 863-0012.

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