OceanFirst Foundation concentrates its grant making around four priority areas: Health and Wellness, Housing, Improving Quality of Life and Youth Development and Education. In addition, grants are made to support emerging community needs and special initiatives consistent with the priorities of the Foundation. Organizations interested in applying for a grant should carefully read the information available on the website about the Foundation’s programs and priority areas. The Foundation, in general, does not fund outside these specific strategic areas or provide support to organizations that cannot demonstrate a significant impact within the OceanFirst Foundation footprint of Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Middlesex (Monroe Twp.), Monmouth and Ocean counties.
If your organization is seeking a grant, the best place to start is with a call to the Foundation office 732-341-4676 to discuss your program or project. We’ll advise you on whether your request fits within the Foundation’s guidelines, if it makes sense for you to apply, and which grant program is best for your organization.