Q & A with OceanFirst’s WaveMaker of the Month – Rose Ivie

November 8, 2019

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? Eight years. Tell us about your favorite volunteer activities. I have volunteered …

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 …

OceanFirst Helps Build with Habitat for Humanity

October 31, 2016

Our basic construction skills were put to the test this fall when we teamed up with two Habitat for Humanity  chapters on local build projects. Although the weather was stormy at Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity’s “Building Homes from the Heart” blitz build event at the Ocean County Mall, spirits were high as teams of volunteers including …