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Community Foundation of South Jersey Announces Round Six of COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

Forty-one nonprofits in South Jersey receive $210,000 in grant awards.

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The Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) will award 41 nonprofit organizations $210,000 in Round Six grants from its COVID-19 Response Fund. 


To date, 153 grants totaling $1,068,500 have been distributed from the Fund to organizations serving Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem Counties negatively affected by the pandemic and related economic difficulties.

“Our community partners and the families they serve have had to adapt during the pandemic, and they continue to navigate their work through the ongoing health crisis,” said CFSJ Executive Director Andy Fraizer.  “The first five rounds of grants were focused on organizations serving high need vulnerable populations in areas such as housing, health, and education.  While a number of those organizations are represented in Round Six, we are also providing help to smaller arts and culture organizations who are still working to recover from this crisis as they adjust to operating in a new normal.”

“Even as New Jersey has reopened and more and more residents have answered the call to get vaccinated, the effects of the pandemic continue to hamper nonprofits throughout the region,” said Wanda Hardy, Chairperson of the Foundation’s Community Leadership and Engagement Committee.  “As we look to the future, we will continue to work with engaged and generous donors throughout our service area, as well as determined nonprofit partners, as the region moves from crisis relief to long-term recovery.”


Since March 2020, South Jersey residents, businesses, and philanthropists across the state have contributed more than $1,310,000 to the South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund for critical needs served by local nonprofit organizations. Even as vaccine availability expands and the economy slowly reopens, ongoing investment is necessary.  

For more information on how individuals or organizations can make a donation, funding priorities, or how to apply for a grant, please visit southjerseyresponsefund.org

Round Six Grant Award Recipients:

African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey – Newtonville, NJ

The $5,000 grant will support Arts and Culture Programs in Atlantic County.

The Arc of Burlington County – Burlington, NJ

The $5,000 grant will support Disability Services in Burlington County.

Atlantic City Ballet – Atlantic City, NJ

The $3,000 grant will Arts and Culture Programs in Atlantic County

Bay Atlantic Symphony – Atlantic City, NJ

The $3,000 grant will support Arts and Culture Programs in Atlantic, Cape May, and

Cumberland counties.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region – Philadelphia, PA

The $5,000 grant will support Virtual Mentoring Services in Burlington, Camden, and

Gloucester counties.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey – Asbury Park, NJ

The $5,000 grant will support Virtual Mentoring Services in Ocean County.

Camden City Garden Club – Camden, NJ

The $3,000 grant will support Virtual & In-Person Programming in Camden.

Camden FireWorks – Camden, NJ

The $3,000 grant will support Arts and Culture Programs in Camden.

Camden Special Services District – Camden, NJ 

The $3,000 grant will support Employment Assistance in Camden.

Center For Family Services – Camden, NJ

The $10,000 grant will support  Housing Support Services in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem counties.

Covenant House New Jersey – Atlantic City, NJ

The $5,000 grant will support Housing Support Services in Atlantic City.

Cross County Connection TMA – Marlton, NJ

The $10,000 grant will support Transportation Services in Atlantic and Gloucester 

 counties.

Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA – Vineland, NJ

The $5,000 grant will support Virtual and In-Person Programming in Atlantic,

Cape May, and Cumberland Counties.

Deborah Hospital Foundation – Browns Mill, NJ

The $10,000 grant will support Healthcare Services in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, 

Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem counties.

Faith In Action! – Willingboro, NJ

The $3,000 grant will support Virtual Mentoring Services in Burlington County.

Gleneayre Equestrian Program – Lumberton, NJ

The $3,000 grant will support Mental Health Services in Burlington and Camden

counties.

Greater Philadelphia YMCA – Conshohoken, PA

The $5,000 grant will support Virtual & In-Person Programming in Burlington 

and Camden counties.

Habitat for Humanity Gloucester County – Pitman, NJ

The $15,000 grant will support Housing Support Services in Gloucester City.

Hendricks House – Vineland, NJ

The $3,000 grant will support Emergency Basic Needs in Cumberland County.

Hispanic Family Center of Southern NJ, Inc. – Camden, NJ

The $10,000 grant will support Virtual & In-Person Programming in Camden 

and Gloucester counties.

Hopeworks – Camden, NJ

The $5,000 grant will support Virtual & In-Person Programming in Camden. 

IDEA Center for the Arts – Camden, NJ

The $5,000 grant will support Arts and Culture Programs in Camden.

Johnson Manor of Faith & Education – Mantua, NJ

The $3,000 grant will be used to support Virtual & In-Person Programming in Woodbury.

Kaleidoscope Therapeutic Riding Program Inc – Medford, NJ

The $3,000 grant will support Mental Health Services in Burlington County.

Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center of Atlantic County – Margate, NJ

The $5,000 grant will support Virtual & In-Person Programming in Atlantic County.

Muslims Serve – Philadelphia, PA

The $3,000 grant will support Food Assistance in Camden.

Nick Virgilio Haiku Association – Camden, NJ

The $3,000 grant will support Arts and Culture Programs in Camden.

NJ Resource Project – Stafford, NJ

The $5,000 grant will support Housing Support Services in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Ocean counties.

Operation Warm – Glen Mills, PA

The $5,000 grant support for Clothing Assistance in Ocean County.

Perfil Latino – Millville, NJ

The $5,000 grant will support  Vaccination Outreach and Support Services in Cumberland County.

Professional Trainers Advancing Humanity Initiative Inc. – Deptford, NJ

The $3,000 grant will support Virtual & In-Person Programming in Woodbury.

Ravenwood Farms – Elmer, NJ

The $3,000 grant will support Mental Health Services in Salem County.

Resources for Independent Living – Pennsville, NJ

The $3,000 grant will support Health and Telehealth Services in Atlantic, Burlington, 

Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties.

ReviveSJ – Bridgeton, NJ

The $5,000 grant will support Job Support Services in Cumberland County.

Ritz Theatre Company – Haddon Township, NJ

The $3,000 grant will support Arts and Culture Programs in Camden County.

Tenby Chase Swim and Sports Club – Delran, NJ

The $3,000 grant will support Recreation Programs in Burlington County.

United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties – Wall Township, NJ

The $3,000 grant will support Virtual & In-Person Programming in Ocean County.

Urban Promise Ministries – Camden, NJ

The $5,000 grant will support Virtual & In-Person Programming in Camden and Pennsauken.

Urban Promise Ministries Community Development – Camden, NJ

The $3,000 grant will support Food Assistance in Camden and Pennsauken.

Vineland Regional Dance Company – Vineland, NJ

The $3,000 grant will support Arts and Culture Programs in Vineland.

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. NJ – Harrisburg, PA

The $20,000 grant will support Virtual & In-Person Programming in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem Counties.

Community Foundation of South Jersey

The Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) envisions an eight-county region thriving where all neighbors aspire, succeed, participate, and give. The vision is realized as CFSJ inspires generosity, manages and deploys permanent charitable assets, and exercises collaborative leadership to create a more equitable region. CFSJ works with South Jersey philanthropists, local nonprofits, and neighbors to build capital, contribute assets, and create permanent endowments for impact in perpetuity. By aligning donor interests and using the investment earnings on each of its endowed funds, CFSJ makes grants and builds leadership within the community to create thriving, equitable, and livable communities for all. Learn more about CFSJ at CommunityFoundationSJ.org.