Eight organizations in Boynton Beach are sharing $30,000 to improve the health of the community by focusing on caregiving through activities such as line-dancing classes, grandparents support initiative, and caregiving education and respite care programs — thanks to Healthier Boynton Beach, which is supported by Palm Healthcare Foundation.

Healthier Boynton Beach announced on April 19, 2018 that it is providing mini-grants between $2,500 to $5,000 to nonprofits, churches, and other community groups for the purpose of making individuals and families healthier in an often overlooked and forgotten part of Boynton Beach known as “The Heart of Boynton Beach.”

Ricky Petty, project director of Healthier Boynton Beach, explained the purpose of the grants.

“These grants are aimed at engaging community members and allowing them to use their creativity to have a positive impact in the lives of family caregivers,” Petty said. “In addition, we want to build capacity and confidence amongst local organizations so they can apply for other grant opportunities and grow as organizations.”

The following groups were funded:

Rebekah’s Place Inc.

Project: Respite Care for Family Caregivers

Focus: Health and wellness


St. Paul AME Church Ella Johnson Women’s Missionary Society

Project: Caregiver Support Seminars

Focus: Education


Eta Eta Philo Affiliates of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.

Project: Bridging the Gap: Grand Parents Raising the Millennial Grandchildren

Focus: Education


Heart of Boynton Beach Association 

Project: Boynton Cares

Focus: Awareness


Connect to Greatness Inc.

Project: Family Care Aware Project

Focus: Education


Boynton Beach Mental Health Committee

Project: Caregiver Resource and Learning Center

Focus: Health and wellness


Elite Line Dancing of Palm Beach

Project: Soul Line Dancing

Focus: Health and wellness


Questers Community Service Fund Inc.

Project: Brother 2 Brother

Focus: Education