Q & A with OceanFirst’s WaveMaker of the Month – Bobby Cook

February 5, 2020

We’re pleased to highlight our OceanFirst Bank colleagues who are making a difference with the Foundation’s nonprofit community partners – we call them the “WaveMakers” and they are extraordinary leaders and volunteers. How long have you been a member of the OceanFirst team? I am in my 3rd year with the bank. Tell us about …

$400,000 in OceanFirst Scholarships Available – Apply Today!

January 28, 2020

Fantastic news for students in our footprint! We’re building upon our tradition of supporting higher education and youth development and bringing back the OceanFirst Scholarship Program. We’ve partnered with Atlantic Cape Community College, Brookdale Community College, Georgian Court University, Monmouth University, Ocean County College, Rowan College of South Jersey – Cumberland Campus, Rowan University and …

It’s Time to Apply for Summer Camp Grants – Deadline is Feb. 15, 2020

January 10, 2020

Remember how much fun you had at camp as a kid? We’re super excited to bring that life-changing experience to young people this summer. We want to partner with the very best nonprofits in our footprint to provide $100,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships. Past recipients have offered all kinds of fun, safe, and engaging activities …

Volunteer First Responder Grants Available – Apply Today!

January 7, 2020

Every day is a good day to salute and thank the volunteer fire and first aid responders who care for the sick and injured and protect and save the lives and property of others. That’s why we’re pleased to announce the Volunteer Fire and First Aid Squad Grant Program is back in 2020 for squads …

Making Waves This Holiday Season

December 9, 2019

What does OceanFirst’s volunteer team extraordinaire – the WaveMakers – like to do for fun? Well that’s simple. They love to give back. Forget October, they’re all about SOCK-tober! In just one month, they collected 3,500+ pairs of socks for our charity partners. They followed that up by donating all the trimmings needed to feed …

Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II, Memorial Fund Will Have a New HERO Soon!

October 10, 2019

Everybody needs a HERO and soon a special four-legged friend will be on its way to help a wounded Veteran in need of a service dog. Earlier this spring, our partners at the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II, Memorial Fund presented OceanFirst with a special honor – the naming of a service dog – in …

Home Runs for Heroes Scores Big

October 10, 2019

Home Runs for Heroes was a big hit in 2019 with $38,000 in donations scored for charities that help Veterans and local members of the United States Armed Forces. This incredible partnership with the Lakewood BlueClaws,  a minor league team of the Philadelphia Phillies, and Townsquare Media has awarded $376,000 over eleven seasons. Home Runs …

Congratulations to the 2018 Model Classroom Grant Recipients!

October 3, 2018

An “Oasis” Outdoor classroom, a Literacy Lab, and a Center for Business and Collaborative Learning are just a few of this year’s Model Classrooms earning a $10,000 grant through OceanFirst Foundation’s Model Classroom Grant Program. In total, 25 schools shared in $250,000 in major grant awards and winning schools were selected from among 144 applicants. Each of the schools …

Create an Awesome Internship Program

December 19, 2017

Are you looking to build the capacity of your organization? Consider an Internship Program. Adam Lowy, Executive Director at Move for Hunger, recently presented at our annual gathering of nonprofit CEOs and Board leaders on how to get started. He successfully built Move for Hunger’s internship program by partnering with Colleges and Universities throughout NJ …

Check Out OceanFirst Foundation on Facebook and Twitter

December 12, 2016

Want to get the latest foundation news, grant opportunities, grantee news and photos, special events and everything OceanFirst? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, Linked In and Instagram.  If your nonprofit has news to share, give us a call at 732-341-4676 or email us at info@oceanfirstfdn.org and we’ll be sure to share …