PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Quantum Foundation gave away $1 million to small, grassroots nonprofits in Palm Beach County on Wednesday at their annual awards breakfast.
One hundred and twenty-three organizations received a much-needed community grant ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, so they can continue to meet basic needs like food, clothing, housing and transportation of families in the community.
The founder and CEO of The Giving Closet Project, Jennifer Smith, was one of the organizations that received a grant this year. She says the $15,000 that The Giving Closet Project received will go toward continued efforts to help meet the needs of students.
“(It will hope those in need of) clothing, shoes, hygiene products, school supplies, backpacks,” said Smith.
Christiane Previlma, the CEO of Family First Community Outreach Services of Palm Beach County, also received a grant of $10,000. She says she will be able to double the number of families her organization helps.
“It’s going towards providing diapers, wipes for the moms in need,” said Previlma.
The founder and CEO of Eat Better Live Better , Debra Tendrich, also received a $7,500 grant she says will go toward improving nutrition for children and fighting childhood obesity.
“We’re going to be able to serve about 300 more kids,” said Tendrich.
Last year, Quantum Foundation gave away $750,000.