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We are thrilled that you are interested in becoming a Positively Disruptive Changemaker!

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 Applications close at 11:59pm on Sunday, November 12th, 2017.

Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank® is a program that provides mentoring, funding and the necessary skills for you to successfully implement your innovative community betterment project. If you are awarded funding, you will participate in a yearlong program alongside your peers that include a variety of learning workshops, networking opportunities and monthly mentoring sessions with a Philanthropist-Investor. Applicants should take into consideration that this is a serious time commitment.

Finalists will be notified via e-mail by January 19, 2018.


Eligibility & Requirements

  • You must be a student enrolled in 7th-12th grade in Palm Beach County.
  • You may participate individually, or by forming a team with other eligible students. A team, for the purpose of participating in the Philanthropy Tank, is a maximum of four (4) students. A team should apply on one application. A winning team may execute their program with a larger group if they choose.
  • Media releases must be completed for each applicant and/or team member.
  • If you are selected as a Finalist, you will be required to attend the following (please save these dates on your calendar now):
    • February 3, 2018 – Philanthropy Tank Kickoff – 9am-11:30am (West Palm Beach) – We use this as an opportunity for finalists to meet each other, Philanthropy Tank staff and their coaches and Philanthropist-Investors.
    • February 10th – Workshop – Voice and Presence – 9am-1pm (West Palm Beach). Working in partnership with the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, students will receive training that engages proper vocal and microphone technique while also exploring effective presentation skills.
    • February 24th – Workshop – Tech Walk-Through – 9am-1pm (West Palm Beach). Working in partnership with the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, students will receive training in technical aspects of stage movement and microphone use for effective final presentations.
    • March 11th Philanthropy Tank Finals (and dress rehearsal)
      • Dress Rehearsal 10am-1pm @ A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts
      • Philanthropy Tank Finals 4-6pm @ A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts
  • Philanthropy Tank Finals will take place on March 11, 2018 and finalists must participate to win.
  • This year, we are asking students to upload a video as part of their application (instructions are in the application). To assist you, please see the sample video below.


Proposed Programs

  • Should directly address Palm Beach community issues with innovative solutions.
  • Indirect or more passive solutions, such as fundraising for endowments, capital campaigns or general operating funds, while valuable, are not the goal of Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank.
  • Indirect or more passive solutions, such as fundraising for endowments, capital campaigns or general operating funds, while valuable, are not the goal of Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank. Programs will be judged on:
    • Community Impact
    • Program Feasibility
    • Solution Creativity
    • Sustainability
    • Team Strengths

If you have any questions about the application process, you can reach us at info@philanthropytank.org.

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2017
Application submission deadline
19
Jan
2018
Finalists Announced
11
Mar
2018
Finals Event