The OceanFirst Charity Challenge is Live!

April 18, 2017

The OceanFirst Charity Challenge on Crowdrise is LIVE with more than 100 nonprofits from central and southern New Jersey vying for more than $30,000 in grants and prizes provided by OceanFirst Foundation. What’s a Challenge? It’s a friendly fundraising campaign for charities that provide services within the OceanFirst Bank footprint. Participating organizations compete for grants and …

Home Runs for Heroes Swings Back in Action

April 15, 2017

We’re pleased to announce the ninth season of Home Runs for Heroes, our partnership with the Lakewood BlueClaws,  a minor league team of the Philadelphia Phillies, and Townsquare Media. Over eight seasons, we’ve scored big for charities that help veterans and LOCAL service men and women with more than $200,000 in grants awarded.   Home Runs for Heroes provides …

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

February 1, 2017

Great news for the Class of 2017! Building upon our long-standing tradition of supporting higher education and youth development, OceanFirst Foundation is pleased to announce the expansion of the OceanFirst Scholarship Program. We’re doubling our commitment in both dollars and the number of schools we’re partnering with in central and southern New Jersey to offer …

2017 Grant Opportunity for Volunteer Fire & First Aid Squads

January 1, 2017

Deadline to Apply for 2017 Grants – November 1, 2017 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 …

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 …

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 …

The OceanFirst 20th Anniversary Charity Challenge raises $400,000+!

June 17, 2016

We’re happy to announce the winners of the OceanFirst 20th Anniversary Charity Challenge on Crowdrise, a friendly fundraising competition where organizations in our community competed to raise the most money for their cause. The first place winner was Habitat for Humanity of Monmouth County with $64,823; second place went to the Society for the Prevention …