Participate as a Non-Profit

How charities compete

The GCC is a relay style equestrian jumping competition with teams consisting of two junior/amateur riders combined with one Olympic or world-class rider. 20+ rider teams are randomly paired with 20+ charities that serve Palm Beach County. Additional grants are drawn the night of the event, adding up to a grand total of 50 benefiting non-profits benefiting from the event.

  • 100% of all proceeds go straight to benefit charities
  • The winning team of riders will be awarded $100,000 for its charity
  • Every charity selected will win a guaranteed minimum of $15,000
  • Not a selected charity for the Challenge, don’t panic. In addition to the selected 20+ teams, we hold random drawings and award grants to deserving charities who applied to participate in that year’s Great Charity Challenge (ranging from $1,000 to $10,000).

Non-profit application requirements

At a minimum, applicants must have demonstrated they are:
– a 501c3 not-for-profit
– are providing crucial needs to the most vulnerable populations of Palm Beach County (PBC)
– have a presence in Palm Beach County (physical location)
– will spend the money directly on service delivery
– commit to spending a minimum of 75% of funding received in PBC
– have a non-discrimination statement and/or policy (including non-discrimination of services on the basis of race, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, or religion).

Looking Ahead: 2025

The application process for the 2025 GCC will be open from Thursday, October 17 through 5 PM on Thursday, October 31, 2024.

For your convenience, the application will also be available in Word format via our website by October 1, 2024. 

For reference purposes, we invite you to view the 2024 application by clicking here. We only expect minor changes to the 2025 edition.

Should you wish to be added to our email list, please email acv@greatcharitychallenge.com