Applications Open For Philanthropy Tank Program

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Staff report

Teenagers with an idea of how to help an issue impacting Palm Beach County, can apply to participate in Philanthropy Tank, a program that provides money and mentorship to help turn an idea into action.

Over the last four years, the nonprofit Philanthropy Tank has awarded more than $400,000 in funding and provided hundreds of hours of mentorship for teens who have started nearly three dozen local charities. The nonprofit is now accepting applications for its next wave of “change makers.”

Palm Beach County students in grades 8-12 are eligible to apply. Applicants are to come up with an organization/charity/cause that addresses Palm Beach County community issues with innovative solutions.

Programs will be judged on: Community Impact, Program Feasibility, Solution Creativity and Sustainability.

Students have until Oct. 4  to apply. Finalists will be notified on  Jan. 3, 2020 and will receive mentorship from leading philanthropists and local business leaders.

The finalists will present their charity ideas in a “Shark Tank” TV Show-like presentation in front of philanthropist investors and an audience of hundreds during the live pitch event on March 19, 2020. Each student-generated idea can be awarded up to $15,000 in initial funding to get their nonprofit ideas up-and-running.

Application link: https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/philanthropytank-pb-2019