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NPDC Announces Three Recipients of Financial Support for S.J. Non-Profits

The Non-Profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey has awarded $500 in pandemic relief grants to three South Jersey non-profits.

HADDONFIELD, NJ—The Non Profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey has selected three South Jersey non-profit organizations (NPOs) to receive $500 Pandemic Relief grants:

  • Puerto Rican Unity for Progress – Camden County
  • Moorestown Visiting Nursing Association – Burlington County – (specifically for assistance for the indigent and uninsured)
  • Greater Woodbury Cooperative Ministries – Gloucester County

Puerto Rican Unity for Progress (PRUP):

Promotes improved access to economic, social and cultural opportunities and resources for low income individuals and their families with special emphasis on the Hispanic population in Camden City. PRUP will utilize this Pandemic Relief Grant to help feed Camden’s youth during the organization’s summer lunch program.

Greater Woodbury Cooperative Ministries (GWCM):

Is a non-profit charitable organization serving northern Gloucester County, providing emergency food relief and guidance to its clients. GWCM will use the funding from the Pandemic Relief Fund to buy groceries for its Food Pantry which “sees new faces every day as a result of COVID 19.” 

Moorestown Visiting Nurse Association:

Is one of the very few home care agencies qualified to provide a continuum of care for patients of all ages, “no matter how serious the problem, no matter what stage of the illness.” With the Pandemic Relief grant, MVNA will support its services specifically to the indigent community members served during this time.

NPDC Executive Director Nicole Nance announced the grants and explained that “although our primary mission is educational programming to build capacity for the region’s NPOs, our Board recognizes that this is a time of financial crisis for many South Jersey non-profit organizations.”

The grant winners were selected from among 37 organizations that responded to NPDC’s Board-funded Pandemic Relief Initiative “to support NPOs whose reach to at-risk populations is significant at this time of crisis,” said Nance.

The Board fund currently reflects private pledges of $250 each from six Board members, which were turned into three awards of $500 each.


The Non Profit Development Center was founded in 2006 to help South Jersey’s non profit organizations continue to do good…but do it even better. This all-volunteer service organization is dedicated to enhancing the work of the region’s 10,000+ nonprofits and their leaders through technical assistance, information-sharing, education, and networking.

NPDC has served more than 2,500 of the region’s NPO professionals and recognized more than 75 of the region‘s top NPO leaders and organizations at its annual Awards Dinner. In addition, the organization and eight of its volunteer leaders have been honored by former President Barack Obama with the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

NPDC’s 2020 Board of Directors includes:
• Katie Logan/Chair
  TD Bank
• Ryan Kastner/Vice Chair
  Innovative Benefit Planning
• Darren Blough, MSW, BCABA/Secretary
• Paul Boland, MBA, EA/Treasurer
• Jennifer Chew
  Republic Bank
• Les Cohen
  Katrz JCC/ Cherry Hill
• Pamela Collins
  Rev Communications
• Robert D’Intino, Ph.D., MBA, CCM
  Rowan University
• Matt Jakubowski, AAI, CRIS
  Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
• Tracey Sharpe
   Sharpe Consulting
• Glen Walton, CPA
   Bowman & Company, LLP
• Ira Weisman
   Idea Innovations, LLC 
• Michael Willmann, Esq.
  WMSH Marketing Communications