Elevating innovative ideas
Through our Be Well Do Well Mini-Grants, we invest in the creative ideas of residents and organizations to share power and create impact. We invite Palm Beach County to submit their ideas with focus on residents most in need to build more equitable and inclusive behavioral health support, promote workforce wellness, and honor resiliency and community healing.
What Are Be Well Do Well Mini-Grants?
Be Well Do Well Mini-Grants are grants awarded to recipients to promote behavioral health and wellness for Palm Beach County residents and professionals.
BeWellPBC introduces our new Grants Navigator, Deon C. Jefferson. Watch a short video below to learn more about Deon.
Be Well Do Well 2022 Mini-Grants
THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED.
Meet Our 2022 Awardees
Be Well Do Well Mini-Grants awardees are residents of all ages, community groups, religious organizations, for profit businesses, schools and educational facilities, and local municipalities. These innovative individuals received grant awards up to $5,000 for inventive ideas to improve behavioral health and wellness for Palm Beach County neighbors most in need.
Cultural Competence to respond to the unique needs of specific populations
Self-Care Retreat Experience for Self-Professed Haitian Women awarded to Carine Emile Joseph business owner in West Palm Beach. A program to honor the care Haitian women give to others with their own self-care day experience.
Promotores de Salud Children’s Mental Health Campaign awarded to El Sol of Jupiter, FL, in partnership with the Rural Women Health Project. A mental health campaign for children living in Jupiter, FL, who have Hispanic/Latino immigrant parent/s.
TRUE Brotherhood Project awarded to Jashua Sa-Ra, West Palm Beach resident. A rites of passage program for boys ages 15-19, focused on brotherhood, self-determination, community, accountability, integrity, and responsible success.
Ability Garden awarded to JARC of Boca Raton, FL. Funding will expand the organization’s Vocational Horticultural Therapy program to include more social-wellness programs in the garden for adults with autism and related disabilities.
An Online Chair Yoga Program for Improving Brain Health for Older Adults in a Rural Underserved Community awarded to Bettye Lawson of Glades Faith Health Educators. African American, Latino, and Afro-Caribbean senior residents with mobility challenges in the Glades will participate in an online chair yoga class, supported Glades Central Community High School students and Florida Atlantic University nurses.
Focus on outreach and awareness
Second Job Family Affair awarded to William Freeman, founder of People of Purpose in The Glades. Direct services, including housing, education, and employment offered to returning citizens and their families in the underserved communities of Belle Glade, Pahokee, and South Bay.
You Are Flawless Wellness Workshops awarded to Janine Francolini, Flawless Foundation. Workshops teaching well-being and self-care; kits and self-care items delivered to veterans and neighbors who are unhoused and people who work on the streets.
Teamwork 4 Wellness awarded to Deborah Feinsinger, teacher at Palm Beach Gardens Community High School. Wellness workshops and interactive learning for staff, students, and families of Palm Beach Gardens Community High School.
New Song Mental Health & The Church Conference awarded to Debbie Manigat of New Song Church. Free conference connecting Palm Beach County families, therapists, and faith leaders.
BeWellPBC Podcast Awardees
SPARC Up by Angel Wilson on educating the public about autism awareness/acceptance.
She Is Me I am Her by Tracey Graham to nurture the strengths of girls.
Unity3 Palm Beach by Katrina Blackmon real conversations geared toward the everyday behavioral/mental health struggles of African American Men and Women, all people of color.
The Brie Hive by Brieana Salter will provide mental health resources, financial, and emotional support to individuals and families that are affected by Lupus and other chronic illnesses.
Helping the Helpers: Self-Care for the Health Professional by the T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society will offer behavioral health and wellness resources for healthcare professionals.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED.
Be Well Do Well Mini-Grants are unique in that funding is not limited to only nonprofit organizations as is usually the case with grant awards. Residents of all ages, community groups, religious organizations, for profit businesses, schools and educational facilities, and local municipalities are eligible for our mini-grants. The mini-grant program provides grant awards of up to $5,000 for innovative ideas to improve behavioral health and wellness for Palm Beach County neighbors most in need. BeWellPBC invites Palm Beach County residents, groups, or organizations who have an innovative idea to apply.
BeWellPBC is offering a second opportunity to people who would like to make a difference by communicating their knowledge, insights, and/or experiences through a 4-episode podcast series about behavioral health and wellness. The grant will provide for the cost of production and technical assistance with Thinking Out Loud, Inc. to create a professional podcast series, with applicants providing the topics, content, hosts, and guests. Each awardee will be awarded up to $500.00 for additional costs related to the release of their very own 4-episode podcast series.
BE WELL DO WELL MINI-GRANT FAQ's
How do I apply?
Fill out the online application on this page above and submit completed application through the website. No paper copies accepted.
Do I have to attend a Q&A Session?
Yes, applicants must attend a Q&A Session to be considered.
Who is eligible to apply?
Residents, Groups, or Organizations in Palm Beach County only.
What can I apply for?
Mini-grants up to $5,000 or a podcast series.
Are applications available in multiple languages?
Yes, in Haitian-Creole, Spanish and English.
Can I use grant funds outside of Palm Beach County?
All funding must be used in Palm Beach County, for Palm Beach County.
What are the priority areas for the grant?
Supporting Community Healing & Resiliency, Building Community Support, and Promoting Workforce Wellness.
Are fundraising events or entry fee events allowed to apply?
Programs or events must be free of charge for residents to participate and should not be a fundraising activity.
May I submit more than one project?
Yes, noting only one award will be granted per participant.
Is there a deadline to utilize awarded funding?
Funding should be used within one year of the grant award.
Meet our 2020 Mini-Grant Recipients
Click on each innovative idea below to learn more and find out where are they now:
Learn More About Mini-Grants on YouTube
Be Well Do Well Mini-Grant Navigator Tessie Watts
Information for Be Well Do Well Mini-Grant
In The Garden With Tabernacle
Prepare Our Youth for Tomorrow (YE2P) Graduation
Vita Nova Celebrating Diversity
Women Helping Women
Be Well Do Well 2020-2021 Mini-Grant Awardees Recap
2022 Be Well Do Well Mini-Grants Navigator Deon Jefferson
BeWellPBC’s 2022-2023 Mini-Grants Navigator Deon Jefferson
BeWellPBC’s Mini-Grants Navigator & Podcast Producer Interview with Delray Morning Live
Watch Be Well Do Well 2020-2021 Mini-Grant Awardees Special Message to New Awardees