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Funding Priorities

The City of Pompano Beach enters into service agreements with a variety of nonprofit organizations that serve a valid public purpose and perform or provide a service(s) that is beneficial to the residents of the City of Pompano Beach. In addition, the City has determined that is currently not in a position to provide such service(s) on its own, thus the City is expanding its services provided to the residents.

The nonprofit organizations work to achieve the City’s goals and objectives and highlight our rich cultural make-up as a community, in particular, those programs or services that fall within our four (4) Funding Priorities: Workforce Readiness, Education, Senior Assistance and Community Events.

The City of Pompano Beach receives many more requests that it can support. When a request is denied, it does not imply that the applicant’s program is not vital. It may mean that the request does not fall within our funding priorities/giving guidelines or that all charitable funds for the year have been allocated.

Funding Priorities

Workforce Readiness

Workforce Readiness

There’s a job skills gap. Companies continue to share that they have a plethora of job openings, but do not have qualified people to fill it. Trade organizations state that they don’t have enough people seeking employment to fill their vacancies. Other studies suggest we have the workers but they do not have the soft skills needed for the position. To assist with workforce readiness, the City of Pompano Beach looks to partner with organizations that can help its working population on the following:

  • Give access to vocational assistance, training/education, technical skills, job search assistance, and referrals for job placement for high school age students in Pompano Beach and/or adult residents
  • Train in interpersonal skills to assist in job-seeking
  • Connect employers who need skilled workers
  • Develop small business and entrepreneurship training for people with lack of access to jobs

Please review our Program Services tab to review the most up-to-date services our award recipients are offering City residents.

Education

Education

Education is the great equalizer. As South Florida competes for more headquarters and businesses to relocate to the area, cities must offer great schools to entice the workforce to move to the area. In addition, we must offer educational programming for our adult residents to aid them to succeed and prosper. The City of Pompano Beach looks to partner with organizations that can help with the following:

  • Work with local schools on school readiness, low-performing schools' turnaround and the achievement gap
  • Offer resources to schools in need and help teachers to be more effective
  • Help children in underperforming schools acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviors they need to succeed in school, college or career pathways
  • Offer education in financial literacy, budgeting, insurance, and home maintenance to teach residents to manage resources on a limited income.

Please review our Program Services tab to review the most up-to-date services our award recipients are offering City residents.

Senior Assistance

Senior Assistance

We are facing a rapidly aging population in the U.S. and a large sector of the senior population is living on limited income. With few resources at their disposal, finding affordable products and services is crucial. City of Pompano Beach strives to meet the demands of our aging population by supporting nonprofits that:

  • Assist senior residents to maintain their independence and improve their quality of life
  • Provide transportation, meal assistance, support groups and healthy living programming for senior residents
  • Assist senior homeowners that are unable to keep up with necessary home repairs

Please review our Program Services tab to review the most up-to-date services our award recipients are offering City residents.

Community Events

Community Events

Community events allow the City of Pompano Beach to showcase all that it has to offer to our residents, families and visitors. We are looking to partner with nonprofits that make City of Pompano Beach a great place to live, to visit and to do business by emphasizing our community as one. These nonprofits:

  • Highlight our rich cultural make-up as a community
  • Support the use of our growing downtown and Innovation District as an event venue
  • Support events that drive economic development into the Pompano Beach area

Please review our Program Services tab to review the most up-to-date services our award recipients are offering City residents.