The Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) will award 20 nonprofit organizations $101,000 in a seventh round of grants from the South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund. This announcement includes funding for Phase 2 – Treatment and Phase 3 – Recovery requests. Details about these phases are available on the Fund website. With these awards, 173 grants totaling $1,169,500 have been distributed from the Fund to organizations serving Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem counties. These organizations are serving those families affected by the pandemic and related economic hardship.
Since the launch of the South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund in March of 2020, CFSJ has raised nearly $1,370,000, well exceeding the initial goal of $1,000,000. For more information on how individuals or organizations can make a donation, CFSJ funding priorities, or how to apply for a grant, visit southjerseyresponsefund.org.
Round Seven grant award recipients include these local recipients:
American Red Cross New Jersey – Fairfield, NJ: The $5,000 grant will support incentivizing blood donations to meet the sustained increase in demand for COVID-19 antibody-rich convalescent plasma throughout South Jersey.
Eastern Service Workers Association – Pleasantville, NJ: The $5,000 grant will support low-income, unemployed, and disabled workers across the Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland counties.
Hands Up Silent Theatre – Millville, NJ: The $5,000 grant will support performing arts programming for the Deaf and hearing community across Cumberland County.
Our Future First – Millville, NJ: The $3,000 grant will support academic enrichment activities as well as food and clothing assistance for youth in Millville.