Since 1996, OceanFirst Foundation has built a solid reputation as a good neighbor providing grants that help families, organizations, schools and communities in Central New Jersey.

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New Grants Meet Urgent Basic Needs - $82,000 Awarded

The Foundation is pleased to announce its nine newest grantees. Many are familiar faces at the Jersey Shore and have been serving the community for years. Two are first-time OceanFirst Foundation Major Grant recipients. We're so pleased to be working with each to help them fulfill their respective missions.

Grants awarded June 26, 2014 include:

180 Turning Lives Around, New Shelter Construction - $10,000

21 Plus, Inc, Group Home Repairs - $7,000

Coastal Volunteers in Medicine, New Office Start-up - $5,000

Contact of Ocean County, Technology Upgrades - $5,000

Dottie's House, Shelter Appliance Replacement - $10,000

FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties, Nutrient-dense Food for Sandy Impacted Households - $20,000

LADACIN Network, Asbury Ave. Apartment Roof Replacement - $10,000

Move for Hunger, Mover Program Enhancements - $5,000

People's Pantry, Transport/Truck for Food Delivery/Pickup - $10,000

Congratulations to all!

Recent News

Thanks New Jersey Monthly Magazine!

We want to thank New Jersey Monthly Magazine for selecting OceanFirst Foundation and OceanFirst Bank as a finalist for its Great Oak Awards honoring the state's most philanthropic companies. We're showcased with the other finalists in the August 2014...


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