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Flagler Catalyst Fund

Flagler Cares is excited to host a grantmaking effort through the Flagler Catalyst Fund. Grants and technical assistance through this fund focuses 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.

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 the Growth and Innovation grants below.

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. To submit an idea for a Growth Grant, click here. 

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. To submit an idea for an Innovation Grant, click here.

While we don’t currently have a funding cycle schedule, we welcome grant idea submissions year-round. We also encourage you to subscribe to the Community Connector to stay up-to-date on any new updates or changes.

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 jeannette@flaglercares.org 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!