Quantum Foundation awards $750,000 to 94 grassroots nonprofits


Quantum Foundation awards $750,000 to 94 grassroots nonprofits

Palm Beach County organizations receive funds for basic needs

(RIVIERA BEACH, Fla.) – Quantum Foundation is celebrating grassroots nonprofits in Palm Beach County through a breakfast at the Riviera Beach Marina to award grants totaling $750,000 to 94 organizations in Palm Beach County.

Jackie and Dan Shorter, Eric Kelly. Photo: Tracy Benson Photography.

In the season of Thanksgiving, the eighth annual Quantum in the Community initiative provides funds for operating support in amounts up to $25,000 to qualifying nonprofits that help meet the basic needs of the county’s most vulnerable residents. The grantee organizations represent all four corners of the county, from Tequesta to Boca Raton and from Belle Glade to Riviera Beach. The atmosphere is always spirited and filled with gratitude as these organizations are receiving funds to continue their good work in the community.


“Quantum Foundation is a health foundation,” said Donna Mulholland, Quantum Foundation board chair. “We always keep our focus on health because that’s what we were founded to do. But this annual campaign acknowledges that if we don’t meet people’s basic needs, it’s not possible for them to stay healthy. So, in addition to our regular grants, every year we allocate funds for those nonprofits that meet basic needs like food, shelter, clothing and transport for the residents of Palm Beach County.”

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, the Quantum Foundation has awarded a total of $5.5 million local dollars through this initiative.

Hyacinthia Becton, Chef Randy, Cristina Hungerford. Photo: Tracy Benson Photography.

Quantum Foundation’s mission is to fund initiatives that improve the overall health of people living in Palm Beach County. In its 20th year of community investment, the foundation has assets of approximately $150 million and since its inception has awarded $130 million to hundreds of local nonprofit grantees. Every dollar the foundation grants stays in the county to benefit local communities.


“As we celebrate 20 years of impact in Palm Beach County, we want to take an upstream look at health,” said Eric Kelly, president of Quantum Foundation. “We know that our medical community can’t heal the body without having healthy societal and external factors in place. These grants support organizations helping the whole body and the whole community. As we enter the holiday season, we hope the rest of the community sees these organizations as worthy of their personal funding too — we are so proud of how they are changing our community one life at a time.”


Applications for Quantum in the Community grants open in the spring every year and funds are awarded each November. To learn more about the Quantum in the Community initiative, please visit the organization’s website at: www.quantumfnd.org/quantum-in-the-community



2018 Quantum in the Community Grantees (in geographic order)

  • Belle Glade/Pahokee – $92,500
    • Dot & Ruby’s Helping Hands
    • Federation of Families of Florida
    • Light House Café Ministries
    • New Beginnings Community Outreach
    • Pahokee Deliverance Christian Center
    • Street Beat, Inc.
    • Church of the Harvest
    • Balanced Living Mentorship
    • GCI Training and Empowerment
    • LORHN
    • King’s Tutoring
    • Gospel Prayer Band
  • Boca Raton – $17,500
    • Sweet Dream Makers
    • The Jacob Zweig Foundation
    • HOME Boca
    • SafeSun
  • Boynton Beach – $44,500
    • Wheels for Kids
    • Hepzibah House
    • Hosanna Evangelical Alliance Church
    • The Soup Kitchen
    • Church of God Palm Bay
    • Next Generations of Holocaust Survivors
  • Delray Beach – $67,500
    • Cityhouse Delray Beach
    • Family Promise of South Palm Beach
    • Wheels from the Heart
    • Suits for Seniors
    • Delray Students First
    • STEM HQ
    • WiseTribe
  • Jupiter/Tequesta – $51,250
    • Hannah’s Home of South Florida
    • Vital Flight, Inc.
    • Bella’s Angels
    • St. Vincent De Paul of St. Peter
    • Big Heart Brigade
    • Palm Beach County Food Project
  • Lake Park – $34,500
    • Club Charities 100
    • Renewed Deliverance Christian Ministry
    • Joint Mission, Inc.
    • Heart of God Mission
    • Shammah Baptist
    • Nelson’s Outreach Ministry
  • Lake Worth/Lantana – $102,500
    • Brown Bag Ministry
    • Caps of Love
    • Dress for Success
    • First Baptist Church of Lantana
    • Restoration Bridge International
    • Arms of Hope
    • South Florida Sanctuary, Inc.
    • Community Faith Outreach
    • God’s Army Raising Youth
    • Salem Haitian Evangelical
    • Society of St. Vincent De Paul
  • North Palm Beach/Palm Beach Gardens – $12,500
    • MCC of the Palm Beaches
    • FFA Foundation
  • Riviera Beach – $34,750
    • Holy Ground
    • Riviera Beach Community Outreach, Inc.
    • St. George’s Center
    • Faith Missionary Temple Corp
    • Parianna Precious Hands
    • Four Corners of Faith
  • Wellington/Greenacres – $67,500
    • Back to Basics
    • Helping Hands Assitance Program
    • Oasis Compassion Agency
    • First Baptist Church of Greenacres
    • Wellington Cares
    • Angels For Friends
    • Hope 4 Mobility
    • Wellington Community Foundation
  • West Palm Beach – $225,000
    • Do Right Church of God
    • Angel Flight
    • Family Promise of North Palm Beach
    • Feeding the Hungry
    • Heart, Health & Healing Ministries
    • Ladies of Futurity
    • Little Smiles
    • My Own Home Project
    • Feed the Hungry Pantry
    • AHOP A Way Community Outreach
    • Redemptive Life Fellowship
    • Sojourners with Healing Hearts
    • WPB Rotary
    • A&A Workforce, Inc.
    • Hope 360 Community Resource Center
    • The Pink Queen Foundation
    • Deporres Place
    • Donation & Charity Center
    • EmpowHer of the Palm Beaches
    • Palm Beach Harvest
    • True Fast Outreach Ministries
    • HACER Ministry
    • Northwest Community Consortium
    • Pediatric Oncology Support Team
    • Rebuilding Together
    • Second Start
  • Total: $750,000