Giving Back This Holiday Season

November 30, 2018

What makes the holidays special for our OceanFirst team? It’s having the opportunity to share in the kindness and generosity of the season and bring joy to our neighbors. This year, our awesome team partnered with Mercy Center, Your Grandmothers Cupboard, Interfaith Neighbors,  Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties, and the Women’s Opportunity Center to collect …

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 …

Home Runs for Heroes Tenth Anniversary is a Big Hit

October 1, 2018

Home Runs for Heroes scored big this season with $78,000 in donations to charities that help veterans and local service men and women. Home Runs for Heroes is  our partnership with the Lakewood BlueClaws,  a minor league team of the Philadelphia Phillies, and Townsquare Media. Over ten seasons, $338,000 in grants have been awarded. Home Runs for …

We’re Bringing Summer Fun to Kids with Camp Scholarships

April 24, 2018

Remember how much fun you had at camp as a kid? We’re excited to bring that joyful experience to young people this summer and have partnered with some of the very best nonprofits in our footprint to provide $104,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships. This years camps offer all kinds of interesting, safe and engaging activities …

2018 Grant Opportunity for Volunteer Fire & First Aid Squads

December 20, 2017

Deadline to Apply for 2018 Grants – November 1, 2018 Every day is a good day to salute and thank the countless volunteers who give their time and talents as fire and first aid responders, caring for the sick and injured and protecting and saving the lives and property of others. That’s why we’re pleased to …

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 …

‘Tis the Season

December 5, 2017

What makes the holidays special for our OceanFirst team? It’s having the opportunity to share in the kindness and generosity of the season and to see the joy our charity partners bring to our neighbors. This year, we’ve sponsored concerts with Holiday Express at LADACIN Network and our “elves” will be helping out to help …

The OceanFirst Charity Challenge Tops $500,000!

June 7, 2017

The OceanFirst Charity Challenge on Crowdrise has wrapped up for 2017 raising a record-breaking $503,115! In the past four years, our partners in the Challenge have raised an incredible $1.5+ million! More than 100 nonprofits from central and southern New Jersey competed in the Challenge vying for $30,000+ in grants and prizes provided by OceanFirst …

We’re Expanding to Southern New Jersey

December 12, 2016

We enjoyed meeting so many new friends from nonprofits in southern New Jersey at our “Get to Know Us” event at Greate Bay Country Club on December 6th. We’re excited to begin our work in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Gloucester counties in 2017! If you missed the event, just give us a call and we’ll …

Check Out OceanFirst Foundation on Facebook and Twitter

December 12, 2016

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