2018 Model Classroom Grant Program is Open

March 1, 2018

Today’s students are learning in ways never imagined and classrooms are changing to support these new ways of learning. OceanFirst Foundation’s Model Classroom Grant program is designed for schools that want to tap into their vision to create a classroom for the future. In previous cycles of this popular grant program, we’ve funded outdoor classrooms, …

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

February 7, 2018

Great news for students in the OceanFirst footprint! Building upon our long-standing tradition of supporting higher education and youth development, OceanFirst Foundation is pleased to announce the return of the OceanFirst Scholarship Program. We’re partnering with Atlantic Cape Community College, Brookdale Community College, Cumberland County College, Georgian Court University, Monmouth University, Ocean County College, Rowan …

Home Runs for Heroes Celebrates its 10th Anniversary Season!

January 15, 2018

Spring training will be here before you know it and when the players return to the field in April, we’ll be celebrating 10 amazing years of Home Runs for Heroes! This special partnership with the Lakewood BlueClaws,  a minor league team of the Philadelphia Phillies, and Townsquare Media stations, Beach Radio 1160 & 1310 and 92.7 …

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 …

Join Our Team!

November 17, 2017

The Foundation is currently seeking a Marketing & Communications Coordinator to join our team. The primary function of this position is to coordinate and collaborate to strengthen, design, and deliver a thoughtful, strategic and compelling marketing and communications effort that advances the priorities of OceanFirst Foundation and creates a greater awareness and deeper understanding of …

Home Runs for Heroes is a Big Hit

October 4, 2017

Home Runs for Heroes scored big this season with $43,000 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 nine seasons, $260,000 in grants have been awarded.   Home Runs …

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 Bringing Summer Fun to Kids with Camp Scholarships

June 1, 2017

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 $85,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships. This years camps offer all kinds of interesting, safe and engaging activities …