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Salvation Army Camden Kroc Center Enlists South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund Grant to Provide Food Assistance

Haddonfield, NJ – The Community Foundation of South Jersey made a $5,000 grant to the Salvation Army Kroc Center from the South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund. With support from CFSJ and others, the Kroc Center has provided tens of thousands worth of grocery items and food to local residents since the pandemic onset. 

The Salvation Army New Jersey Division has experienced a four hundred percent increase in families seeking aid, including food, statewide.  

In order to meet the demand, The Salvation Army opened three warehouses located in Vineland, Red Bank, and Newark. At these locations, they receive and store food from New Jersey food banks in bulk. 

“We are so thankful that the Community Foundation of South Jersey was able to help fund our organization and support our families in need,” said Kroc Center Administrator Major Terry Wood, “The pandemic is not only an economic crisis but a mental health crisis caused by the stress residents are feeling.  We are working hard to help alleviate some of that stress as we provide help and hope. This grant surely helps.”

“Food access is a basic need. With the COVID-19 Response Fund, we prioritized these triage needs,” said CFSJ Executive Director Andy Fraizer. “Now, more than ever, nonprofits such as the Kroc Center need help, and we are so proud of our South Jersey neighbors for stepping up to the challenge and providing the money needed to make our COVID-19 response possible.”

The South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund continues to assist local nonprofits that need support in order to serve communities impacted by the pandemic.

To date, the Fund has raised over $1 million, but this is not enough to meet the overwhelming need.  Since March, CFSH has gotten over $6 million in grant requests.  

If you would like to support the only such Fund where donations stay in our South Jersey region, please visit www.southjerseyresponsefund.org.

About The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Camden

The 120,000 square-foot Salvation Army Kroc Center redefines what a community center is all about.

This extraordinary facility houses an array of education, sports, faith, arts, and other support programs never before assembled under one roof in the City of Camden.  

The Kroc Center ministry, as well as the building itself, has been designed to stimulate the mind, body and spirit, to provide hope, and to transform lives within the community.  

It is a dynamic regional asset that is open and accessible to all.  For more information about the Center or to donate directly, please visit www.camdenkroccenter.org.

About the 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.

Currently, CFSJ manages assets of more than $23 million. CFSJ has issued more than $9 million in nonprofit grants and scholarships. Learn more about CFSJ at www.CommunityFoundationSJ.org.

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Community Foundation of South Jersey Announces A Sixth Transform South Jersey Grant Recipient

Haddonfield, NJ – The Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) announced today that a sixth community has been selected to receive a $100,000 Transform South Jersey grant.  The City of Woodbury in Gloucester County, through their local convening partner the FAF Coalition, now joins previously announced locations including the Town of Hammonton (Atlantic County), Willingboro Township (Burlington County), Winslow Township (Camden County), Downe Township (Cumberland County), and Salem City (Salem County). 

Transform South Jersey is a collaboration between the Community Foundation of South Jersey, the Geraldine R. Dodge FoundationNew Jersey Health Initiatives (the statewide grantmaking program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), the OceanFirst Foundation, the Orton Family Foundation, the PSEG Foundation, and the Wells Fargo Regional Community Development Corporation.  Using the Orton Family Foundation’s national Community Heart & Soul model, which has been implemented in almost 100 communities across the United States, the Transform South Jersey grants will support initiatives in the six recipient locations that bring people together to build stronger, healthier, and more economically vibrant communities.  For most locations, completing the four phases of Community Heart & Soul takes about two years.

“We are thrilled that additional funds from our partner organizations have allowed us to provide this Transform South Jersey grant to the FAF Coalition in the City of Woodbury,” said Andy Fraizer, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of South Jersey.  “Community Heart & Soul is a proven process that empowers people to shape the future of their communities by creating a shared sense of belonging that improves local decision-making, and ultimately strengthens social, cultural, and economic vitality.”

More than 190 South Jersey communities with populations of 50,000 or less spanning the eight counties CFSJ serves, including Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem, were eligible to apply for Transform South Jersey grants.  From this group, 32 municipalities were ultimately nominated for consideration and of those invited, 21 municipalities submitted final applications.

“The key component of the Heart & Soul process is learning what matters most to the community by engaging as many residents as possible, including those who do not normally participate in public discourse,” Fraizer continued.  “With full engagement as an integral part of the planning and development process, these often-unheard voices and their ideals become the foundation for building communities that are united, innovative, competitive and resilient.”

“We are incredibly grateful to be selected as a Transform South Jersey grant recipient,” said Jared Hunter, FAF Coalition Program Director.  “It has been a rigorous process getting to this point, but I believe it has given us the opportunity to create a positive environment in the community.  We also developed connections among various groups throughout the city that are excited to work alongside us in the near future.  We want to thank the Community Foundation and all of the funding partners for showing confidence in our city.”

As a Transform South Jersey grant recipient, the FAF Coalition will have access to up to $100,000 in funding to support ongoing staffing, marketing, and communications needs associated with a full-scale implementation of the Community Heart & Soul model in their town. They will also receive exclusive coaching, training, and technical assistance.  Each community has also committed to working with CFSJ to raise at least $25,000 to serve as an endowed portion of their own individual community fund. The proceeds from these investments will be used to support additional projects identified by the communities for many years to come.

To learn more about the selected communities and their progress as they embark on Community Heart & Soul, visit transformsouthjersey.org.

About the Partners

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.  Currently, CFSJ manages assets of $22 million in donor-advised funds.  Along with its fund-holders, CFSJ has issued more than $9 million in nonprofit grants and scholarships. Learn more about CFSJ at CommunityFoundationSJ.org.

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation envisions an equitable New Jersey through creative, engaged, sustainable communities.  Dodge supports arts, education, environment, informed communities, and poetry to connect communities and influence social change to achieve this vision.  Dodge stewards and leverages all our resources, financial and human, and partners with and supports the nonprofit sector to be valued and effective influencers for community-level change in New Jersey, with a priority focus on elevating the voices and power of those communities that have been historically and systematically excluded from investment and opportunity.  For more information, please visit grdodge.org.

New Jersey Health Initiatives

New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI) is the statewide grantmaking program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Established in 1987 in honor of the New Jersey philanthropic legacy of RWJF’s founder, Robert Wood Johnson, NJHI supports innovations and drives conversations to build healthier communities through grantmaking across the State of New Jersey.  To meet the many health needs of our state’s diverse populations, regions and communities, the NJHI national program encourages collaboration across sectors to foster deep relationships committed to long-term change affording all New Jerseyans the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible.  Learn more about NJHI at njhi.org.

OceanFirst Foundation

Since its founding in 1902, OceanFirst Bank has built a solid reputation and legacy as a good neighbor and responsible corporate citizen.  The Bank’s strong commitment to helping families, organizations, schools, and communities throughout central and southern New Jersey meet their financial needs has spanned several generations reaching new heights in 1996 with the creation of OceanFirst Foundation.  

Made possible by a one-time endowment of $13.4 million approved by OceanFirst Bank depositors, OceanFirst Foundation provides grants to organizations that meet community needs within the OceanFirst Bank footprint.  Through the Foundation, hundreds of local charities and schools have received more than $39 million in grants to enrich lives in areas such as Housing, Youth Development and Education, Improving the Quality of Life, Health and Wellness, and the Arts.  Learn more about the OceanFirst Foundation at oceanfirstfdn.org.

Orton Family Foundation

The Orton Family Foundation’s mission is to empower people to shape the future of their communities by improving local decision-making, creating a shared sense of belonging, and ultimately strengthening the social, cultural, and economic vibrancy of each place.  

The foundation is focused on building stronger, healthier, and more economically vibrant small cities and towns across America.  Founded in Vermont in 1995, the foundation devoted more than a decade to working with small towns to create Community Heart & Soul® a model that helps build trust and empowers residents to shape the future of their communities.  

Community Heart & Soul projects are underway across the country creating positive change that is resident-driven and recognizes the value in the unique character of each place and the deep emotional connection of the people who live there.  To learn more about the Orton Family Foundation and its Community Heart & Soul model, visit communityheartandsoul.org.

PSEG Foundation

The PSEG Foundation, the 501(c)(3) philanthropic arm of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), prioritizes investments in the environment, safety, STEM education & workforce development, diversity & inclusion, and the communities served by PSEG.  Headquartered in Newark, N.J., PSEG is a diversified energy company with approximately 13,000 employees.  

In 2019, PSEG was named one of Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity.  In addition, PSEG was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America for the 12th consecutive year in 2019 and received a Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2018 rating of 100 percent.  Learn more about the PSEG Foundation at corporate.pseg.com.

Wells Fargo Regional Community Development Corporation

The Wells Fargo Regional Community Development Corporation (CDC) makes investments to nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses for select ventures that are designed to promote community and economic development opportunities to improve the quality of life for children and families living in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.  The work of the Wells Fargo Regional CDC is closely aligned to the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation which invests resources in comprehensive, neighborhood-based economic and community development initiatives within the same geographic area.  

For more information, please visit WellsFargo.com/about/regional-foundation.

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

Haddonfield, NJ:  The Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) announces grants to twenty-six (26) nonprofit organizations from the COVID-19 Response Fund.

The total amount awarded in round 3 is $161,500. To date, $483,500 has been awarded from the Fund to organizations serving Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem Counties.

These grants support nonprofits working on the frontline of the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. It is the only dedicated response fund of its kind specifically targeted to the eight-county region.

Since March when the Fund was established, South Jersey neighbors, businesses, and philanthropy across the state contributed more than $1,075,000. Even with this overwhelming response, more help is needed. During the same period, CFSJ has received 219 grant requests totaling more than $6 million from local nonprofits. 

“In a time of great stress and concern for our families and neighbors, we can take action and assert control by making a financial gift to a pooled resource and communal effort such as the COVID-19 Response Fund,” said CFSJ Executive Director Andy Fraizer. “Guided by Community Foundation knowledge regarding South Jersey communities and impactful nonprofits the Fund is supporting a wide range of needs. We are grateful for the response to date from donors who have contributed to the Response Fund, yet we know our region’s recovery will be a long-term challenge, and we will continue to do all we can to support those who have been disproportionately affected.”

The COVID-19 Response Fund was set up to provide grants with three distinct phases. One round of grants was distributed as part of phase one totaling $100,000. Two rounds have now been distributed in phase two totaling $383,500, and it is anticipated that another round will be approved before phase three begins:  

The three Phases include:

  • Phase one: Triage – Support for organizations meeting the immediate basic needs of our South Jersey neighbors.
  • Phase two: Treatment – Support for organizations modifying their service delivery methods so South Jersey residents do not lose access to critical health, human, and social services.
  • Phase three: Recovery – Support for organizations that had to shut down operations, let go of staff, or lost income due to postponed or canceled events because of COVID-19. 

“We are proud to support our local nonprofits working on the front lines to care for our neighbors struggling during this unprecedented time,” said Wanda Hardy, Chairperson of the Foundation’s Community Leadership and Engagement Committee. “Although we have entered Phase two of New Jersey’s reopening, we know that there is still so much need in our communities, and that need will continue well into the future as we look towards the recovery response.”

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

GRANT AWARD DESCRIPTIONS

Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus – Elmer

Appel Farms is supplying virtual S.T.E.A.M. and arts lab programming, as well as distributing supplies and food assistance.

ARC of Gloucester County – West Deptford

ARC of Gloucester County is supplying personal protective equipment and providing food assistance.

Atlantic City Rescue Mission – Atlantic City

The Mission is supplying food assistance and performing case management services.

Boys & Girls Club Gloucester County – Glassboro

Boys & Girls Club of Gloucester County is providing virtual and in-person academic and social enrichment activities, distributing supplies, and providing food assistance.

Calvary Baptist Church– Little Egg Harbor

The Calvary Baptist Church is providing both food and personal hygiene assistance.

Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers – Camden

The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers is providing case management services, transportation assistance, and supplying personal protective equipment.

Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey – Toms River

TheCaregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey is providing both food and transportation assistance.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Camden – Camden

The Catholic Charities Diocese of Camden is providing food assistance, transportation assistance, and supplying personal protective equipment.

Center for Environmental Transformation – Camden

The Center for Environmental Transformation is providing both food assistance and employment assistance.

Coastal Volunteers in Medicine – Forked River

The Coastal Volunteers in Medicine are supplying personal protective equipment and providing prescription assistance.

Eastern Service Workers Association – Pleasantville

The Eastern Service Workers Association is providing food assistance and emergency basic needs assistance.

Family Promise of Southern Ocean County – West Creek

Family Promise of Southern Ocean County is providing emergency basic needs assistance and case management services.

Hope Center – Toms River

The Hope Center is providing food assistance, shelter assistance, and providing emergency basic needs assistance.

Jefferson Health New Jersey – Voorhees

Jefferson Health New Jersey is working to provide emergency basic needs assistance.

Katz Jewish Community Center – Cherry Hill

The Katz Jewish Community Center is working to provide virtual senior and youth educational programming.

Latin American Economic Development Association – Camden

The Latin American Economic Development Association is providing virtual case management.

Literacy New Jersey – Willingboro

Literacy New Jersey is providing virtual literacy programming and case management services.

Meals on Wheels of Salem County – Salem

Meals on Wheels of Salem County is supplying personal protective equipment and providing food assistance.

MudGirls Studios – Linwood

MudGirls Studios is providing food assistance and emergency basic needs assistance.

Oaks Integrated Care – Mount Holly

Oaks Integrated Care is providing food assistance to those in need.

Ocean County YMCA – Toms River

The Ocean County YMCA is providing virtual senior and youth programming, as well as food assistance.

Project Hope – Camden

Project Hope is providing emergency basic needs assistance.

Rural Development Corporation – Vineland

The Rural Development Corporation is supplying personal protective equipment and providing food assistance.

St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society – Camden

The St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society is providing food assistance, shelter assistance, and providing emergency basic needs assistance.

Salvation Army Atlantic City – Union

The Salvation Army Atlantic Cityis supplying personal protective equipment and providing food assistance.

The Huddle of South Jersey – Salem

The Huddle of South Jersey is providing virtual fatherhood programming.

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Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City Using South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund Grant To Continue Mission

Haddonfield, NJ – Atlantic City businesses and residents have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping our country and world, but that has not stopped the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City (BGAC) from continuing their mission. With the help of a $20,000 grant from the Community Foundation of South Jersey’s (CFSJ) COVID-19 Response Fund, the Club is addressing food insecurity, while modifying the way services can be delivered.

BGAC offers Club members a variety of programs including:

  • Hands-on training in STEAM fields and industries to launch the next generation of working professionals including healthcare, hospitality, culinary, and technology. STEAM is an acronym representing the blending of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.
  • Character building, tutoring, and life skills development to help Club members to succeed physically, socially, and emotionally.
  • Summer camps and other activities in the warm, friendly atmosphere of facilities specially designed for such programs.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BGAC team transitioned to online virtual programming for Club members, using platforms such as Google Classrooms, Zoom, and Facebook Live Videos, The Club has partnered with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey to distribute more than 13,200 meals to families in need. Additional meals are provided as the result of donations from local businesses such as Tony Boloney’s, Tony’s Baltimore Grill, El Chalan, Mr. Taco, and Water Dog Smoke House.

The balance of the SJ Response Fund grant supports the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) to support access to summer camp in a safe environment.

“Most of the Club Families live in a ‘food desert’,’ a place where fresh fruit, vegetables, and groceries are not accessible,” said BGAC Chief Development Officer Renate Taylor. “Because the casinos are closed, people are out of jobs and food pantries aren’t accessible to many families, we felt the need to step up and help. Thanks to the Response Fund grant, we are not only able to continue to help the children virtually, but help feed their families as well.  We are working hard to gather the resources necessary to continue serving the 1,600 students who annually use our facilities.”

 “The needs the BGAC is addressing are the reason the South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund was created, said CFSJ Executive Director Andy Fraizer.  “The Club’s continued work is evidence the Fund is providing critical support to local organizations serving families in need.  Due to the contributions of generous South Jersey neighbors and organizations, the Community Foundation is fortunate to  assist with planning the safe re-opening of this valuable community resource.”

The SouthJersey COVID-19 Response Fund continues to respond to local nonprofits that need support to serve communities impacted by the pandemic. To date, South Jersey nonprofits requested more than $6  million, while the Fund has raised $1 million.

To support the only Fund where donations stay in our South Jersey region, visit southjerseyresponsefund.org. 

About Boys & Girls Club Of Atlantic City

For nearly 50 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City has provided a positive, welcoming environment in which students are able to have fun, participate in life-changing programs, and build supportive relationships with peers and caring adults. The Club emphasizes positive values in the relationships members of all races, religions, and ethnic cultures have with each other and their adult leaders, and help them to make appropriate and satisfying choices in their physical, educational, personal, and social lives.

About the 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. Currently, CFSJ manages assets of more than $23 million. CFSJ has issued more than $9 million in nonprofit grants and scholarships. Learn more about CFSJ at CommunityFoundationSJ.org.

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

Haddonfield, NJ: Twenty-Five nonprofits located throughout Southern New Jersey have been awarded $222,000 in funding as part of the Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ)’s COVID-19 Response Fund. To date, $322,000 has been awarded from the Fund for organizations serving Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem Counties.

The South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund is the only such effort focused solely on the eight-county Southern New Jersey region. It was established to deploy flexible grant dollars to nonprofits helping South Jersey neighbors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The stories of these organizations adapting to meet the needs of their neighbors and communities under stressful conditions with limited resources are both inspiring and sobering,” said CFSJ Executive Director Andy Fraizer. “Our hope is that this funding provides much-needed relief in their continued efforts to serve vulnerable individuals impacted by the health, social, and economic consequences of the pandemic.” Fraizer continued, “There is much work still to do. Our team is evaluating the next round of grants and while we have commitments and pledges totaling $1 million, grant requests now exceed $6 million.”

The Fund is providing grants in multiple areas based on three categories.

  • Phase one: Triage – Support for organization meeting the immediate basic needs of our South Jersey neighbors.
  • Phase two: Treatment – Support for organizations modifying their service delivery methods so South Jersey residents don’t lose access to critical health, human and social services.
  • Phase three: Recovery – support for organizations that had to shut down operations, let go of staff, or lost income due to postponed & canceled events because of COVID-19. 

“This round of grants continues our commitment to partner with nonprofit partners making a difference on the front-lines,” said Wanda Hardy, Chairperson of the Foundation’s Community Leadership and Engagement Committee. “The generous outpouring of support received from donors, large and small, is a heartwarming sign of hope. Our South Jersey community cares.”

For more details on making donations, funding priorities, and how to apply, please visit southjerseyresponsefund.org

GRANT AWARD DESCRIPTIONS

Allies in Caring – Hammonton

Allies in Caring is providing critical culturally affirmative & linguistically appropriate behavioral & mental health services virtually to South Jersey families & youth.

Bancroft Neurohealth – Cherry Hill

Bancroft is purchasing personal protective equipment so staff can attend to the feeding & socialization needs of low-income children & adults living with disabilities in their residential programs throughout South Jersey.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties – Vineland

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties is adapting to match & train mentors virtually, so they can provide mentoring activities remotely.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic & Cape May Counties – Northfield

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties is adapting to match & train mentors virtually, so they can provide mentoring activities remotely.

Boys & Girls Club Camden County – Camden

Boys & Girls Club of Camden County is expanding virtual academic enrichment, tutoring, mentoring, job training, and social recreation activities, as well as delivering education supplies and food.

Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City– Atlantic City

Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City is expanding virtual academic enrichment, tutoring, mentoring, job training, and social recreation activities, as well as delivering education supplies and food.

Cathedral Kitchen – Camden

Cathedral Kitchen is preparing to deliver weekly meals, food, and personal hygiene items to partners throughout Camden & Pennsauken.

Emmanuel Cancer Foundation Southern Regional Center – Woodbury Heights

Emmanuel Cancer Foundation is providing services to South Jersey families facing pediatric cancer. Service includes case management, counseling, and emergency assistance for food & utilities.

Greater Woodbury Cooperative Ministries – Woodbury

Greater Woodbury Cooperative Ministries will purchase food, including fresh fruits, vegetables, and other staple items to supplement food received from the Food Bank of South Jersey.

Inspira Health Foundation – Vineland

Inspira Health is providing emergency financial support to employees facing unexpected expenses as a result of COVID-19 exposure, subsidizing elder care & child care for employees who are needed in the hospitals and providing additional compensation for health workers in high demand who have made themselves available to address the surge of patients.

Interfaith Caregivers – Haddonfield

Interfaith Caregivers is supporting the implementation of a “shop for” model that allows clients to receive food & prescriptions, as well as receive social phone calls.

Jersey Cape Diagnostic – Cape May Court House

Jersey Cape Diagnostic is expanding its distance-learning curriculum and virtual job training offerings to clients throughout Cape May County.

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Southern NJ – Cherry Hill

Jewish Family & Children’s Services is purchasing food, gift cards, and providing transportation to medical appointments for Burlington, Camden & Gloucester County clients.

Joseph’s House of Camden – Camden

Joseph’s House of Camden is meeting the basic needs of its Camden County clients, including personal hygiene assistance, food, and access to human services including securing personal identification, public benefits, mental health & addiction counseling, and veterans services.

Koinonia Family Life – Camden

A partner of the Food Bank of South Jersey, Koinonia Family Life is procuring equipment necessary to transition their food distribution families in Camden to a grab & go model.

Lakewood Resource & Referral Center – Lakewood

Lakewood Resource & Referral Center is providing information, referrals, and assistance to Ocean County neighbors applying for temporary disability insurance, family leave insurance, unemployment, SNAP, and government-subsidized health insurance.

Legacy Treatment Services – Hainesport

Legacy Treatment Services is purchasing food for youth residing in group homes, personal protective equipment for staff when in-person support is unavoidable, and equipment to expand telehealth functions for clients throughout South Jersey.

Praise Tabernacle – Egg Harbor Township

Praise Tabernacle (a partner of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey), is purchasing additional food and clothing for underserved families and homeless neighbors throughout Atlantic & Cape May counties.

Puerto Rican Action Committee of Southern NJ – Vineland

Puerto Rican Action Committee is providing case management, information, referrals, and assistance to South Jersey neighbors applying for unemployment insurance benefits, SNAP, government-subsidized health insurance, and to purchase personal protective equipment for staff when in-person support is unavoidable. 

Ronald McDonald House of Southern NJ – Camden

Ronald McDonald House is continuing to offer meals, laundry, and a place to stay for families of seriously ill and traumatically injured children receiving care throughout South Jersey.

Southern Ocean Medical Center – Wall Township

Southern Ocean Medical Center is purchasing personal protective equipment, food, and hotel vouchers for South Jersey frontline health care staff who have been exposed to COVID-19. 

Special Children’s Center – Lakewood

Special Children’s Center is providing virtual case management & mentoring activities, as well as delivering toys & supplies to bring comfort to youth and their families throughout Ocean County.

St. John of God Community Services – Westville Grove

St. John of God Community Services is restocking their food pantry and providing counseling to low-income families throughout South Jersey.

Vineland Soup Kitchen – Vineland

Vineland Soup Kitchen (a partner of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey), is providing food, personal care items, and personal protection items to low-income, food-insecure and homeless neighbors throughout Cumberland County.

Volunteers in Medicine – Egg Harbor Township

Volunteers in Medicine is transitioning to a telehealth model to provide primary care, specialist & prescription assistance. The organization is also purchasing durable goods to facilitate the management of chronic diseases and gift cards to offset the costs of prescriptions and food.

Community Foundation of South JerseyThe 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. Currently, CFSJ manages assets of more than $23 million. CFSJ has issued more than $9 million in nonprofit grants and scholarships. Learn more about CFSJ at CommunityFoundationSJ.org.