Help the Helpers Initiative
For years, and especially now that the pandemic has forced nonprofits to do even more with less, nonprofit organizations’ executive directors have been agonizing over ways to support the selflessness and dedication of their staff members, many of whom face their own COVID-19 challenges. Burnout was already a real issue among front-line and supervisory staff working in health and human services nonprofits before the pandemic.
Executive directors brought to the attention of United Way of Palm Beach County leadership concerns about the emotional wellness of your staffs and your wish to be able to acknowledge and reward the continued commitment to their clients during the current pandemic and beyond. They listened and, in an unprecedented move, created the Help the Helpers Initiative.
Thanks to a generous grant from United Way of Palm Beach County, along with additional funding partners The Jim Moran Foundation, The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Bank of America, and Allegany Franciscan Ministries, the Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County is offering eligible nonprofit organizations an opportunity to apply for the Help the Helpers Grant.
Please complete the brief form below. The number of full- and pat-time employees should be indicated based on the number on your first payroll in May. It should ONLY INCLUDE PERMANENT EMPLOYEES WHO WORK IN PALM BEACH COUNTY, NOT SEASONAL OR SHORT-TERM.
Once we receive the form from all eligible nonprofits, we will send each a link to apply, including the total for which each agency is eligible.