Bright Ideas Grant

BIG Cover PhotoWe know that talented people in our community have great ideas every day, and sometimes a little extra money is all it takes to get that idea off the ground. Beginning February 1, 2021, Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County is releasing funds (up to $5,000 per grant) to encourage local nonprofits to:

  • Advance an idea or a project that has not been fully funded by other partners,
  • Improve or expand upon an existing project that addresses a community need,
  • Spark creativity or innovative ways to reach local children and families.

ELIGIBILITY

Preference will be given to programs operated by non-profit, incorporated agencies or public agencies. Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County will also consider programs operated by governmental entities. Children’s Services Council does not fund:

  • Programs that are under the exclusive jurisdiction of the public school system (FS 125.901)
  • Programs requiring worship or religious instructional activities as a condition of participation

Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a Bright Ideas Grant (BIG) must submit an application that shows how the project would enhance the lives of St. Lucie County’s children (prenatal to age 18) and their families. BIG grants are offered as a lump sum during a 12-month funding cycle. All funds awarded must be used for projects in St. Lucie County and serve St. Lucie County families.

USE OF AWARDED FUNDS

Children’s Services Council is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all children in St. Lucie County. Through the Bright Idea Grants, we can support innovative and creative approaches that enhance the lives of children and their families. Requests are due prior to March 15, 2021. Organizations can submit one application, totaling no more than $5,000. CSC does not guarantee funding to all applicants. For those projects we do fund, CSC does not guarantee funding for the total requested amount. All funds awarded must be used for projects in St. Lucie County and serve St. Lucie County families.

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QUESTIONS

Questions about Bright Ideas Grant funding can be directed to Ashley Mock, Director of Community Engagement.