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 Arts and Culture and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Helping Neighbors

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.  

The Helping Neighbors applications for 2025 will open in early 2025.  
For more information email [email protected]

Thank you to Florida Power & Light Company for your loyal support of this program.


Fundraising / Auction Tickets

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.

Donation requests for 2025 festival have not yet opened.  Please check back in early March 2025.  

Nonprofit Fundraising

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 2025 event, complete this form. For questions regarding the nonprofit Fundraising program, contact [email protected]

Kids’ Day

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.

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College Scholarships

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