Gift Will Directly Support the Rebound and Recovery Program, a Partnership Between the Community Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, and Florida State University
Quantum Foundation, a private grantmaking organization based in West Palm Beach, today announced it has approved a $50,000 grant to the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties.
Quantum Foundation’s grant will specifically support the Rebound and Recovery program
, a partnership between the Community Foundation, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, and Florida State University, which was created to tackle the pandemic-aggravated mental health challenges of local youth. The program uses a cognitive-based therapy model to help children and teens gain the social and emotional tools needed to deal with the traumatic side-effects of isolation, grief, and more. Rebound and Recovery educates young people about their emotions and how to connect their thoughts, feelings and actions.
Working with FSU’s Stoops Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children, which is housed in its College of Social Work, the Rebound and Recovery program focuses on children ages 4-17. FSU faculty and graduate students have implemented the programs throughout 14 locations of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. The FSU center was started with a gift from the Delray Beach-based Stoops Family Foundation, which was created by FSU graduates Aggie and Jeff Stoops. Jeff is current chair of the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors.
“The pandemic caused mental health strains for many, especially for children and adolescents, and we are still dealing with its effects,” said Danita R. DeHaney, President & CEO, Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. “We are grateful to Quantum Foundation for recognizing the impact of the ‘Rebound and Recovery’ program and the support they are providing with their generous grant.”
Quantum Foundation’s mission is to inspire and fund initiatives that improve the health of Palm Beach County residents. The health foundation was formed from $135 million in proceeds from the sale of JFK Medical Center. Now in its third decade of community investment, the foundation has assets of approximately $155 million. Since its inception, Quantum Foundation has awarded $170 million to hundreds of Palm Beach County nonprofit grantees. Every dollar the foundation grants stays in the county to benefit local communities.
“Our grants are intended to support organizations and initiatives that positively influence the social determinants of health, which includes mental health,” said Eric Kelly, president of Quantum Foundation. “The Rebound and Recovery program is a great example of how public and private partnerships can truly make a difference on the local level. It’s a privilege to fund this program and watch the immediate impact it is having on the mental health of our youth.”
About the Quantum Foundation
Quantum Foundation is a private grantmaking organization based in West Palm Beach, Florida. It’s the largest health funder in the county with 100% of our grants helping organizations that work directly in our local communities. Quantum Foundation looks for exciting and innovative projects that create better engagement in health, greater access to health resources, and stronger connections for healthy communities. Its aim is for everyone in Palm Beach County to have the opportunity to live a healthy life, regardless of their income, education, or background. Learn more at https://quantumfnd.org