Home Runs for Heroes Grants

OceanFirst is proud to team up with the Jersey Shore BlueClaws, a High-A affiliate team of the Philadelphia Phillies organization, and Townsquare Media – 92.7 WOBM and Beach Radio 1160 & 1310 – to honor and provide support to the brave men and women who protect our country.

The Home Runs for Heroes Program provides financial support to charities that have distinct programs that meet the emergency and basic needs of local members of the United States Armed Forces and Veterans. For each home run hit at FirstEnergy Park during the season by the Jersey Shore BlueClaws, OceanFirst Foundation will provide a $1,000 donation to a designated charity.

In the twelve years of the program, more than $400,000 has been awarded. If your organization serves members of the United States Armed Forces and is interested in applying to participate in the 2021 Home Runs for Heroes Program, please click here. For instructions on completing the application, click here.

Organizations that have not previously received a grant from OceanFirst Foundation should call 732-341-4676 to be screened before applying.

Please Plan Ahead

The deadline to apply for a 2021 Homes Runs for Heroes Grant was February 15, 2021. Check back in January of 2022 for details on the 2022 Home Runs for Heroes Grant Program. 

Information for Grantseekers

If you or your organization is seeking a grant, you’ll want to determine if your project fits within our four core priority areas: Health and Wellness, Housing, Improving Quality of Life, and Youth Development and Education. Give us a call to chat about your ideas and we’ll guide you in the right direction. Learn More