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 the very best nonprofits in our footprint to provide up to $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 one or more of the counties in OceanFirst Foundation’s New Jersey footprint – Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Monmouth, and Ocean. Applicants from outside this primary footprint must be invited to submit 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 2022 Summer Camp Grant program. Please plan ahead – the deadline to apply is March 1, 2022 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 2022 camp season and no later than May 1, 2022.
2022 Application Process
Organizations interested in applying for the 2023 Summer Camp Grant Program should contact the Foundation. We are no longer accepting applications for 2022 as the deadline to apply was March 1, 2022.
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.