2018 Grantees

2018 Grant Recipients

Quarter 3

$1,000 to the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA located in New Haven, CT to support their New Haven YMCA Youth Center Walk-In Program which is their after-school program for all neighborhoods of New Haven. The program serves 1,194 youth and teens living in the Dwight neighborhood, had over 6,000 check-ins in 2017 across 350 youth.

$7,500 to Community Hope located in Parsippany, NJ to continue to provide support to the Hope for Veterans® Program and their mission of rescuing veteran  households and disabled individuals from homelessness, poverty and despair.*

$5,000 to Cornerstone Family Programs & Morristown Neighborhood House located in Morristown, NJ to support their Teen Pathways to Brighter Futures program which prepares teens for education after high school, the workforce, and beyond, providing opportunities for teens to learn and grow into community-minded mentors and leaders.*

$2,500 to Deidre’s House located in Morristown, NJ to support the Healing Fund, which offers a foundation of support during a time of crisis and trauma so families can focus their attention on the welfare of the child. Families supported by the Healing Fund can concentrate their efforts on healing and building financial and family stability.

$1,000 to Helping Hands in Spring Valley, NY to support their new “Hope Center.” Helping Hands offers homeless adults laundry and shower facilities, a clothing closet, and services of a case manager to assist them in finding the resources they need to transition out of homelessness. 

$5,000 to HomeSharing, Inc. located in Bridgewater, NJ, the only agency in New Jersey using the shared affordable housing model serving the working poor, whose incomes are at or below the poverty level, and are not eligible for social services. This grant will support their shared affordable housing program in central and northern New Jersey.

$6,000 to Lunch Break located in Red Bank, NJ, whose mission is to alleviate hunger and lead those they serve to self-sufficiency and healthier lifestyles. The grant will support Lunch Break’s Soup Kitchen, which served 73,662 hot, nutritious meals in 2017 and Client Choice Pantry which distributed 42,640 bags of groceries last year as well.*

$1,000 to Middle Earth located in Bridgewater, NJ to support their Youth College Readiness Program at Bound Brook High School, a program that keeps youth engaged in school so that they graduate on time, improve their academic performance and extracurricular resumes, and learn how to make post-secondary education a reality.

$2,000 to New Reach located in New Haven, CT to support their Emergency Shelter, a critical entry point into a solution-oriented process designed to help families move beyond homelessness by reclaiming and rebuilding their lives.

Quarter 2

$5,000 for Elijah’s Promise in New Brunswick, NJ to support their Community Soup Kitchen, Homeless Empowerment Action Response Team, Code Blue Critical Warming Centers, and Promise Culinary School which provide essential human services for those in need throughout Central New Jersey. *

$5,000 for the Empower Family Success Center in Somerville, NJ to continue to support their Family Fun Nights, workshops, programs, and provide general operating support. *

$1,000 for the Hunterdon County YMCA in Flemington, NJ to support membership, childcare, summer camp, and programs. *

$7,000 for the Midland Foundation in North Branch, NJ to support the programs and services provided by the Midland School and Midland Adult Services. *

$2,500 for the New Jersey Foundation for Aging in Trenton, NJ, an organization that promotes services that enable older adults to live in the community with independence and dignity. The grant will provide general operating support.

$300 for the North Rockland School District in Rockland, NY to support their scholarship fund.

$2,500 to Norwalk Grassroots Tennis and Education located in Norwalk, CT to support their Junior Coach Program. This program helps high school students develop their critical leadership, as well as prepare for college and their careers.

Quarter 1

$1,000 for 180 Turning Lives Around, a nonprofit in Hazlet, NJ that is dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence, to support their emergency domestic violence shelter program, which is open 24/7, fulfills all basic needs for victims, and addresses mental, emotional, social and financial needs.

$5,000 for the Adult Day Center, located in Somerset, NJ which is open to older and disabled adults, many of whom have Alzheimer’s or dementia, to provide general operating support.*

$3,500 for the Central Jersey Housing Resource Center in Raritan, NJ to support their individual counseling and group programs for 2018.*

$1,250 for Dress for Success Northern New Jersey – 10 Counties, a nonprofit based in Madison, NJ which supports women entering or re-entering the workforce, empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools.

$7,500 for the Interfaith Food Pantry in Morris Plains, NJ to help them expand their Farmers Market, Healthy Choices Mobile Pantry, and Pantry Partner Program, provide healthier foods for low-income clients and education on the importance of healthy eating.*

$2,500 for Matheny in Peapack, NJ to support the Matheny Arts Access Program which provides arts programming, opportunities for exhibition, and avenues for economic opportunity to an underserved population.*

$5,000 for Visions and Pathways in Bridgewater, NJ to support the Prosperity Independent-Living Skills Program, which provides career counseling, employment assistant services, behavioral health services, and mentoring programs.*

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2018 Jeans Day Recipients
Food Bank Network of Somerset County, Bound Brook, NJ