WEST PALM BEACH, FL. (February 27, 2017) – The Armory Art Center is pleased to announce it has received a $25,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. These funds will support the “Forever Nonprofit Endowment Challenge.”  Dr. Tom Pearson, Executive Director said “As we continue to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Armory, we reflect on how we have been able to serve the community, our collaboration with the Community Foundation, and how a permanent endowment signals to our community that we are a strong progressive art education institution and will be here for generations to come.”

The Community Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. “The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is focused on its goal to endow the future of its local nonprofits. A matching challenge like this one provides organizations like the Armory Art Center with future stability and a foundation from which to grow—one not contingent on the success of current or future fundraising efforts. It’s an investment into our community,” said Brad Hurlburt, president and CEO at the Community Foundation.

For more information and a list of local agencies that have an endowment with the Community Foundation, visit

To learn more about how to support the Armory Art Center and the Forever Nonprofit Endowment contact Ellen Vaughan, Chief of Development at the Armory Art Center at
(561) 832-1776 ex. 100 or


The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in a historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit or call 561-832-1776.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is one of Florida’s largest community foundations, an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. The nonprofit organization has provided nearly $129 million in grants and scholarships over its 44-year history. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor and ensures the charitable dollars entrusted to it are available to the community—forever. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant maker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors and fund holders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs, including hunger, housing, and education. For more information, please visit or call (561) 659-6800.