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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Mark Your Calendar - CEO/Board Leadership Breakfast

We're looking forward to our annual nonprofit CEO/Board leadership breakfast taking place on Friday, November 21st at Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle. The event starts promptly at 8:30 am.

Our program will be led by Elizabeth Murphy of the Murphy Group. She'll lead a lively discussion on "Taking Risks". Ms. Murphy is a recognized strategic thinker and facilitator with over 25 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector.

We hope to see you there!

Recent News

Home Runs for Heroes is a Big Hit!

The Lakewood BlueClaws scored big this season for our Home Runs for Heroes partners and as a result, ten local charities that serve veterans and members of the military received $34,000 in grants from the Foundation.


Scholarship Helps Local Student Design Her Future

Congratulations to Kimberley Gokberk of Neptune City, NJIT sophomore and 2014 recipient of the Carl Feltz, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, established by the Foundation in 2011, honors the contributions of long-time Board member, Carl Felt...


Thanks New Jersey Monthly Magazine!

We want to thank New Jersey Monthly Magazine for selecting OceanFirst Foundation and OceanFirst Bank as a recipient of their Great Oak Awards which honor the state's most philanthropic companies. We're showcased with the other awardees in the Decembe...


WOW - Our Inaugural Charity Challenge on Crowdrise Raises $286,747

We're excited to announce that our CrowdRise Challenge for Jersey Shore nonprofits raised a whopping $286,747! With $15,000 in grants and lots of extra prizes up for grabs, 70 charities battled it out right up until the final minute.


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