$21.7 million to 339 Palm Beach County Charities

Great Charity Challenge sponsored by Fidelity Investments®

Founded in 2009, the Great Charity Challenge sponsored by Fidelity Investments® (GCC) came forward as a way to increase funding to local non-profits, following the 2008 economic crisis, at a time when donations were scarce.

In its first year, the event generated over $400,000, benefiting 24 local charities. Today, the event has grown to benefit over 30 local charities competing for over $1+ million each year.

To date, the GCC has distributed $21.7 million to 339 Palm Beach County non-profit organizations. 

To view the Community Impact of the event, we invite you to click here.

To view a full list of benefiting organizations, please click here.

Our Values

Professionalism: We are “Impact Driven”.

Being impact-driven involves setting clear goals and metrics to measure progress and effectiveness. It also requires collaboration and partnership with like-minded individuals and organizations to maximize collective impact, such as the one we have with Fidelity Investments®.


Transparency: Charities Receive 100% of Donations. 

The Wellington International team, who oversees and organizes the Winter Equestrian Festival, takes on all the expenses associated with the event. Your support directly impacts local causes, making a tangible difference where it's needed most.

Impartiality: A Lottery Style Selection Process. 

To ensure full transparency, participating non-profits are each assigned a 'lottery ball,' which is placed in a raffle drum. All drawings are conducted publicly, providing complete visibility into the selection process. We strive to uphold the highest standards of accountability.

Bridging the Gap: Uniting Local Communities.

The event is a true team effort, bringing together the equestrian and local communities to foster the change they wish to see in their own backyards. By uniting our efforts, we amplify our impact and create lasting positive change. Together, we are stronger, and together, we can make a difference.

1 Night - 1 Community - $2 million to Charities

Join this Community Effort as a Donor/Sponsor

Donations and sponsorships from local families, foundations, businesses, vendors, equestrians, and visitors, ranging from $5 to $200,000, are what make the event reach its fundraising goals every year.

For additional information on how to join this community effort, please visit: Our Sponsorship Information Page or contact Anne Caroline Valtin, Executive Director: acv@greatcharitychallenge.com or 727-678-8677.