Port St. Lucie Business Women encourages applicants for community action grants


Every year the Port St. Lucie Business Women awards thousands of dollars in grants from money raised in the organization's annual spring Fashion Show. The Community Action Grants Committee of the organization considers projects to recommend providing financial grants. In keeping with the mission of the Port St. Lucie Business Women, all projects chosen must have a primary focus on programs benefiting women and/or children. Now through Aug. 31, the Community Action Grants Committee is seeking applications from organizations that fulfill its criteria.

The maximum grant amount is $2,500.00. Grants are to be used for small budget programs that address food insecurity and/or the empowering of women and children in St. Lucie County. Grant funds are to be used for program materials, not capital projects or salaries. Agencies must be a 501 (c) (3). Proposed programs must be completed by Aug. 31, 2023.

The Committee will carefully review the projects and make recommendations, presenting their recommendations to the membership for ratification. Agencies that receive a grant will be requested to present the outcome of their program to the members of the Port St. Lucie Business Women at one of their regularly scheduled meetings.

For more information or to apply for a grant, contact committee chair Mindi Fetterman by e-mail at [email protected].

Past recipients include Sarah’s Kitchen; St. Lucie County Education Foundation; Helping People Succeed; Hibiscus Children’s Center; LifeBuilders of the Treasure Coast; Treasure Coast Food Bank; United Against Poverty; and WPSL Christmas Kids.

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The Port St. Lucie Business Women is a 42-year-old, 501 (c) (6) non-profit professional organization dedicated to promoting the interests of businesswomen and serving our community effectively. For more information, visit PSLBW.com. Follow their Facebook page for updates about events, programs and community involvement.



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