Charitable Giving Program
The Clerk & Comptroller’s office has a proud tradition of supporting nonprofit organizations throughout Palm Beach County, whether through charitable donations or volunteer time.
Nonprofit organizations must be nominated by a Clerk & Comptroller employee to be considered for the Charitable Giving Program. Employees nominate and vote on charities each year.
To be eligible to participate in the Clerk’s Charitable Giving Program, organizations must:
- be nominated by a Clerk & Comptroller employee
- be registered as 501(c)3 or have a 990 form
- be secular
- be independently rated
- serve Palm Beach County residents
Charities can only receive funds through one level of support each year. For example, the same charity can’t get Dress Down Friday money and be a Level I charity. See support levels below.
Level I—Partnership Program
Activity and fundraising campaigns are created for the charities, providing employees with opportunities to contribute and participate in a variety of ways (donations, Dress Down, active participation, etc.).
- There will be two Level I charities each year
- There is a three-year waiting period to be eligible again
- Charities are nominated annually by employees
Community support campaigns allow Clerk staff to give back to the community through donation of service hours and items on employees' personal time and Clerk time. Charities are nominated annually by employees.
Level III—Individual Giving (Dress Down Friday Program)
Allows Clerk staff to give back to the community through Dress Down Friday donations. Charities are nominated annually by employees. Dress Down charities are limited to 12 per year.
Level IV—Outreach Programs
Clerks for a Cause community projects allow Clerk staff to give back to the community through donation of service hours on employees’ personal time and Clerk time. Charities are nominated annually by employees.