Quantum Foundation recently held its ninth annual Quantum in the Community initiative, providing funds in amounts up to $25,000 to qualifying nonprofits to help meet the basic needs of the county’s most vulnerable residents.
For the first time, the grants to 123 Palm Beach County organizations totaled $1 million.
“It is a privilege to do what we do,” said Ethel Isaacs Williams, chair of the board of trustees of Quantum Foundation. “It is because of these organizations that Quantum staff and board members wake up excited to work, and the tireless efforts of the people running these grassroots organizations does not go unnoticed.”
The nonprofits represent all four corners of the county, from Tequesta to Boca Raton and Belle Glade to Riviera Beach.
In 2011, Quantum Foundation board of directors made a commitment to this annual program when surveys showed local nonprofits were struggling to keep their doors open in the troubled economy. Since then, Quantum Foundation has awarded $6.5 million through this initiative, and all of that money stays in Palm Beach County.
Pictured above: Lawrence Hardnett, representing LTTG Fund for the Needy, with Shannon Hawkins, program officer at Quantum Foundation, during the ninth annual Quantum in the Community initiative which recently awarded $1 million to 123 local nonprofits. Photo by Tracey Benson Photography