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Quantum Foundation awards grants to Boca nonprofits
The Quantum Foundation hosted a celebratory breakfast at the Riviera Beach Marina to award grants totaling $750,000 to 80 grassroots organizations in Palm Beach County.
The initiative provides funds for operating support in various amounts up to $25,000 to qualifying nonprofits that help meet the basic needs of the county’s most vulnerable residents. The grantee organizations represented all four corners of the county, from Tequesta to Boca Raton and from Belle Glade to Riviera Beach.
In Boca Raton, Love Boca Outreach Ministries and the Giving Tree of Temple Beth El were recipients of grants.
After that breakfast, the foundation announced a second set of grants. Boca’s George Snow Scholarship Fund: Health Professions Scholarship Initiative was selected to receive $200,000. The fund helps individuals in financial need who are residents of South Florida to continue their education.
The Health Professions Scholarship Initiative was launched in 2015 to provide scholarships and direct scholar support services to students from low-income families who are committed to a career in healthcare. The program will target low-income graduating seniors who are participating in either the Palm Beach County School District High School Medical Academies or the Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine HCOP (Health Careers Outreach Program).
Volunteer with PBSO
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Volunteer Services Traffic Monitoring Unit has vacancies for new members.
Unit members monitor traffic county-wide using radar equipped SUV vehicles. Members patrol main roads and school zones within the sheriff’s jurisdiction. All necessary training and uniforms will be provided. Men and women interested should contact Volunteer Lt. Bob Herzog at HerzogR@pbso.org with name, address and telephone number.