SunFest 365 serves the community year-round. The mission is to reach out to the community with projects that promote or enhance culture and the arts, youth education, assistance for other nonprofit organizations and the environment. Whether restoring housing for low-income families or providing college scholarship money to a musically gifted teen, SunFest is ready to give back.
As a nonprofit organization itself, SunFest’s financial goal is to break even each year. If any proceeds are realized, the money goes toward improvements for the following year’s festival, replenishment of any depleted rain funds and community outreach programs. Many of these programs are made possible through grants from the Florida Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Each year, SunFest contributes complimentary tickets to area charities for distribution to individuals who otherwise would not be able to attend the festival. Since the inception of the Helping Neighbors program, SunFest has given away thousands of tickets to underserved populations. Due to the limited number of tickets, applications are only available to Palm Beach County-based organizations. Due to a limited number of tickets applying for tickets does not guarantee you will receive tickets.
The Helping Neighbors application is now open. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2024.
Thank you to Florida Power & Light Company for your loyal support of this program.
SunFest appreciates the opportunity to give back to our communities. As part of our giving back SunFest donates a limited amount of general admission tickets to non-profit organizations for fundraising efforts for raffles and silent auctions.
To request tickets please email donation request letter to email@example.com.
Deadline to apply is March 22. Events must take place before April 1, 2024 to be able to accommodate requests prior to the event. Tickets are limited and when allotment has been received applications will be closed.
Over the past ten years, SunFest has helped local nonprofit organizations raise more than $1,000,000 + for their causes. These groups recruit their own volunteers to operate beverage tents during the festival. If your non-profit organization is interested in being considered for the 2024 event, complete this form. For questions regarding the nonprofit Fundraising program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
As a community partner, SunFest has a tradition of opening the festival early on Friday to welcome over 250 children, all with special needs of varying degrees. Activities, gifts, music, food, and loving attention are offered to each child as they enjoy SunFest in their very own way. This program has continued to grow and has embraced thousands of special needs children since its inception.
Each year, SunFest awards a college scholarship to a high school senior in the area of instrumental music. The recipient of the SunFest Music Scholarship receives $1,000 a year for four years. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors from a public, private or charter high school in Palm Beach or Martin County, planning to major or minor in music, and have an overall grade point average of 2.5. Students cannot self-apply but must be nominated by their high school and will submit a completed application package through the Pathfinder of Palm Beach and Martin Counties scholarship program.
For more information about the Pathfinder Awards visit pathfinderawards.org.