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

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.”

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 the economy slowly improves, ongoing investment is necessary.

Here are the Round Six grant recipients in our region:

• African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey – Newtonville, NJ: The $5,000 grant will support 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• Hendricks House – Vineland, NJ: The $3,000 grant will support Emergency Basic Needs in Cumberland County.

• Perfil Latino – Millville, NJ: The $5,000 grant will support Vaccination Outreach and Support Services in Cumberland County.

• ReviveSJ – Bridgeton, NJ: The $5,000 grant will support Job Support Services in Cumberland County.

• 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.

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

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