Center For Family Services Honored with $50,000 NobleCause Grant to Foster Volunteerism

Monday, March 28, 2016

CAMDEN, NJ - Center For Family Services is pleased to announce being named as the recipient of a $50,000 grant through NobleCause, a grant competition mobilizing volunteers to address the greatest challenges facing their communities.

Seven awards of $50,000 were available to organizations working to assemble partners to develop volunteer leaders to work toward multiplying the number of volunteers needed to address significant local issues.

These funds will support Center For Family Services’ Quixote Quest program. Quixote Quest is a youth development program that engages high school students in meaningful, consistent, voluntary community service for the full academic year.

The program seeks to address unmet needs in the community by partnering with organizations that have a critical need for volunteers. Quixote Quest seeks to create a ripple effect that will increase the capacity of the private sector.

“We’re thrilled to be one of the recipients of NobleCause’s $50,000 award. This funding will help Quixote Quest expand and deepen its reach in South Jersey, allowing us to make greater impacts on the communities and individuals we serve,” Frank McGough, Quixote Quest Program Director.

NobleCause is made possible by an anonymous donor within the GiveWell Community Foundation and organized by NobleHour.com, a volunteer management tool that promotes a culture of civic engagement and charts meaningful, measureable acts of goodness. The competition awarded 107 organizations with $6,500 and seven organizations received $50,000 grants.

“We set out to encourage communities throughout the country to tell us their big, sustainable ideas to inspire quality volunteerism,” said Wesley Barnett, managing partner for TreeTop Commons and NobleHour.  “By organizing local volunteers to address local concerns, NobleCause award recipients are defining social responsibility right in their own communities.”

For more information regarding Center For Family Services, visit centerffs.org.