SunFest 365

Giving Back to the Community Year Round

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 Cultural Affairs.


Helping Neighbors

Each year, SunFest contributes complimentary tickets to area charities, schools, synagogues and other organizations 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. Interested organizations should fill out the Helping Neighbors application, paying close attention to eligibility requirements and instructions. For questions call (561) 659-5980 or email info at
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Fundraising Tickets

SunFest appreciates the opportunity to give back to our communities. We are happy to make a donation of tickets for fundraising purposes to eligible event/causes whose activities enhance the greater community in which we all live. To be considered for a donation for 2017 SunFest, donation requests must be received by March 31, 2017. Complete the Donation Request.

Non-profit Fundraising

Over the past ten years, SunFest has helped local nonprofit organizations raise more than $800,000 for their causes. These groups recruit their own volunteers to operate beverage tents during the festival.  If your group is interested, contact Dan Goode at 561-837-8067 or dgoode at


Apply to participate in the Soft Drinks or Alcohol/Beer/Wine divisions at SunFest 2017.

College Scholarships

Over the past ten years, SunFest has awarded $40,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors in the areas of visual arts, instrumental music and choral music. Through The Palm Beach Post’s Pathfinders Awards Program, the student receives $1,000 a year for four years.

For the SunFest Music Scholarship, the applicant must plan to major or minor in music, have an overall grade point average of 2.5, be nominated by their high school, submit a completed application package to The Palm Beach Post and participate in the Pathfinder interview process.

For more information, please contact:

Pathfinders of Palm Beach/Martin County Scholarship Fund
The Palm Beach Post
Community Relations Office
PO Box 24700
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4700

Kids’ Day

As a community partner, SunFest has a tradition of opening the festival early on Friday to welcome over 200 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.
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