The Jupiter Children's Foundation was officially chartered in 2000 to serve the needs of the low-income community in Jupiter. Since then, the foundation has searched for ways to assist agencies that service this sector of the population.
The Jupiter Children's Foundation's primary fundraiser has been the annual Jupiter Invitational Golf Tournament held in October. To date, the Foundation has over TWO million dollars!
While the Foundation has granted money to numerous qualified programs the main beneficiaries have been the Nicklaus Children's Healthcare Foundation, Thelma B. Pittman Jupiter Pre-school and the Edna W. Runner West Jupiter Tutorial Center and The First Tee.
The Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation was founded by Jack and Barbara Nicklaus in 2004, in an effort to provide families access to world-class pediatric healthcare. Collaborating with pediatric hospitals across the country, the Foundation has grown from a vision to reality, supporting innovative programs focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of childhood illness.
The Thelma B. Pittman Jupiter Pre-school whose mission is to provide quality Early Childhood Education to children ages two to five years from economically disadvantaged families.
The West Jupiter Tutorial Center (Edna W. Runner Tutorial Center) provides after-school and enrichment activities for students from low-income families as a means of providing a safe, healthy, learning environment which encourages the building of the family unit.
The First Tee of the Palm Beaches was founded to impact the lives of young people, including those with disabilities, and Veterans, by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.