Summer Camp Grants
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 plan to partner with some of the very best nonprofits in our footprint to provide $75,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships. Past recipients of Summer Camp Grants have provided all kinds of safe and engaging activities to kids including theater, science, and leadership development.
Who May Apply
We consider requests for Summer Camp Grants from nonprofits (501c3) that can demonstrate a significant level of service and impact within OceanFirst Foundation’s central and southern New Jersey footprint – Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, and Union counties. Applicants from outside this footprint must contact the Foundation to be screened for eligibility prior to submitting a request. Additional grant eligibility requirements may be found here.
Inquiries to the Foundation are welcome and nonprofits that have not previously been included in the Summer Camp Grant program should call 732-341-4676 to be screened before applying.
There is only one opportunity to apply for the 2024 Summer Camp Grant program. Please plan ahead – the deadline to apply is March 1, 2024 and we do not consider requests submitted after the deadline.
Organizations selected to receive Summer Camp Grants must agree to use funds awarded to provide direct camp scholarships of up to $250 per child to cover the cost of a camp experience. A Use of Funds report documenting scholarship recipients and program impact will be required at the conclusion of the grant period.
Organizations that submit an application by the deadline will be notified of the decision on their request in advance of the 2024 camp season and no later than May 1, 2024.
2024 Application Process
Click to learn more about our amazing 2023 Camp Partners:
Allies in Caring, Inc., Barnegat Bay Decoy & Baymen’s Museum, Inc., Boy Scouts of America, Jersey Shore Council, Boy Scouts of America, Monmouth County Council, Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City, Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County, Children Scholarship Fund Philadelphia, Collier Services, Inc., CompleteCare Health Network, Egg Harbor Township Police Athletic League, Fair Share Housing Development Inc., Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, Inspire Life, Long Beach Island Community Center Inc., Ocean County YMCA, STEAMpark Inc, The Salvation Army, The Southwest Council, United Advocacy Group, YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, and YMCA of the Pines.
Information for Grantseekers
If 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.