To assist with addressing critical needs and service gaps in our community, Flagler Cares has hosted a grantmaking effort through the Flagler Catalyst Fund. Our 2022 grantees included Easterseals Northeast Central Florida as the recipient of an Innovation Grant and Grace Community Food Pantry and Salty Family Services as recipients of Growth Grants.
While we are not currently anticipating another funding cycle, you can subscribe to the Community Connector to stay up-to-date on any news or changes. We also accept idea submissions year-round which can be submitted at the links below. Please note that submitting an idea does not guarantee an immediate proposal review or response from Flagler Cares.
What are the Flagler Catalyst Fund Grants?
Grants and technical assistance through this fund focus on significant multi-year projects and smaller single-year capacity-building grants to address critical needs and service gaps. Flagler Cares aims to create more YES options for residents. We have a bold vision for change and want to push boundaries to create a community that works for everyone.
The smaller single-year capacity-building grants are called Growth Grants. The purpose of these grants is to provide support and technical assistance for smaller organizations or early-stage programs. The end goal is to increase the capacity of Flagler organizations or to encourage organizations outside the community to bring services to Flagler County. Complete this form to submit an idea for a Growth Grant.
The larger grants designed for multi-year projects are called Innovation Grants. The purpose of these grants is to fund well-developed concepts that would yield measurable outcomes for people in the community. These grants will require more independence from the grantee as well as additional reporting and monitoring requirements, compared to the Growth Grants. Complete this form to submit an idea for an Innovation Grant.
We are always looking for partners with big ideas who are interested in investing in Flagler County. If you would like to contribute to the Flagler Catalyst Fund, email Jeannette Simmons at email@example.com and we will reach out to you to schedule a time to meet. We would love to discuss how your donation can positively impact all members of the community!
On October 26, 2022, Flagler Cares hosted the inaugural Flagler Catalyst Fund award ceremony. The first Catalyst Fund recipients included Easterseals Northeast Central Florida, Grace Community Food Pantry, and Salty Family Services. See pictures from the event and learn more about these grantees below.
Innovation Grant – Easterseals Northeast Central Florida
Easterseals created the Me In Progress (MIP) Wellness Program to provide youth in Flagler County with:
Growth Grant – Grace Community Food Pantry
Grace Community Food Pantry purchased a 22-foot long refrigerated truck to increase perishable food storage capacity in order to better support individuals and families in Flagler County.
Growth Grant – Salty Family Services
Salty Family Services employed a part-time mentor aimed at serving an estimated 50-60 additional families at risk to help prevent children from entering the foster care system.