Boynton Beach Groups Get New Funding To Improve Health In Community
BOYNTON BEACH – April 19, 2018 – Eight organizations here will share $30,000 to improve the health of the community through activities such as line-dancing classes, grandparents support initiative, and caregiving education and respite care programs, thanks to Healthier Boynton Beach, which is supported by Palm Healthcare Foundation.
Healthier Boynton Beach will announce Thursday that it is providing mini-grants between
$2,500 to $5,000 to nonprofits, churches, and other community groups for the purpose of
making caregivers and families healthier in an often overlooked and forgotten part of Boynton
Beach known as “The Heart of Boynton Beach.”
Ricky Petty — project director of Healthier Boynton Beach, a nonprofit community initiative
funded by Palm Healthcare Foundation, focused on improving health and wellness, particularly
for family caregivers, in the 33435 zip code — explained the purpose of the grants.
“These grants are aimed at engaging community members and allowing them to use their
creativity to have a positive impact in the lives of family caregivers,” Petty said. “In addition, we
want to build capacity and confidence amongst local organizations so they can apply for other
grant opportunities and grow as organizations.”
The following groups were funded:
Rebekah’s Place Inc.
Project: Respite Care for Family Caregivers
St. Paul AME Church Ella Johnson Women’s Missionary Society
Project: Caregiver Support Seminars
Eta Eta Philo Affiliates of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.
Project: Bridging the Gap: Grand Parents Raising the Millennial Grandchildren
Heart of Boynton Beach Association
Project: Boynton Cares
Connect to Greatness Inc.
Project: Family Care Aware Project
Boynton Beach Mental Health Committee
Project: Caregiver Resource and Learning Center
Elite Line Dancing of Palm Beach
Project: Soul Line Dancing
Questers Community Service Fund Inc.
Project: Brother 2 Brother