Quest Cares Foundation has a mission to create thriving communities through initiatives that support community development, sustainability, and well-being. The foundation focuses on foQuest Cares Spaces. In particular, the foundation will leverage the Quest Workspaces professional community and broader business community to provide an “eco-system” through which non-profit organizations and emerging minority businesses can gain pro-bono support and resources to grow and thrive. Quest Cares Foundation is a non-profit corporation registered in the state of Florida.
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Quest Cares Foundation was founded by business leaders and partners, Laura Kozelouzek and Kathy Andersen.
Ten years ago, Quest Workspaces Founder & CEO, Laura Kozelouzek, wanted to do more than transform the co-working industry with a new, flexible, private office workspace model. Laura also wanted to create change in the company’s local communities.
Fast forward ten years, Quest Workspaces has provided more than $250,000 in free and reduced office space to non-profit organizations serving local communities through its Quest Cares program. “My vision for the Quest Cares program was always to grow it into a major venture that helps our local communities,” said Kozelouzek. “Now is the time for the program to become a philanthropic foundation so we can take our efforts to a new level of support amidst a global pandemic.”
Quest Cares Foundation will focus on Quest Cares Spaces program and will expand the provision of free and reduced office workspaces and virtual services to local non-profit organizations.
Jowharah Sanders, Founder and Executive Director of National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment (NVEEE), shared how the Quest Cares program helped her young non-profit grow when there was little other support available back in 2009. “Without a Miami home base and a meeting location, we would not have been able to apply for our original grant of $15,000 from The Miami Foundation,” said Sanders. “Whenever a funder, parent, or member of a grant review committee comes to the office to meet with us, they are always so impressed by the office space.” Now in its eleventh year, NVEEE has expanded its programs, and continues to fulfill its mission of preventing bullying, violence, and suicide among youth, families and communities through direct service, mentoring and prevention education. Sanders just received word last week of their second grant from The Miami Foundation to support LGBT youth in crisis and is more committed than ever to develop young leaders and upstanders, invest in their overall mental health and reduce the trauma experienced by children and families.