Q & A with OceanFirst’s WaveMaker of the Month – Cosmo A. Giovinazzi

June 1, 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 joined OceanFirst via the Capital Bank conversion in February of 2019.  …

40 Nonprofits Recognized for Acts of Kindness

May 18, 2020

Together with our friends at the Grunin Foundation and Townsquare Media, we’re delighted to announce the 40 extraordinary nonprofits selected to receive special recognition through the Acts of Kindness Program. More than 100 nominations were received and these special nonprofits, along with their volunteer and staff heroes, rose to the top. For their Acts of Kindness, …

Important Coronavirus Information

March 16, 2020

First, a huge THANK YOU to all the nonprofits, medical workers, emergency responders, educators, community caretakers, volunteers, and generous neighbors helping to take care of one another under these difficult circumstances – you are our heroes! As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact our communities, we want to express our heartfelt concern to all who are …

$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 …

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 …

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 …