Valley Bank donates nearly $1M to N.J.-based organizations providing COVID-19 relief

Valley Bank, in an extraordinary demonstration of giving back to the community, has donated approximately $1 million to nearly 100 New Jersey-based organizations supporting relief efforts for COVID-19, the bank announced Monday.

Through its Community Pledge Certificate of Deposit program, the bank has donated $2,183,000 to 264 organizations across its footprint. In New Jersey, approximately $953,000 was distributed to 97 organizations.

In 2020, Valley Bank offered a new, innovative Community Pledge CD designed to give back to organizations in the community that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CD offered a market rate and Valley matched the interest with a direct donation to community organizations that were providing relief in support of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Valley is based in Wayne.

New Jersey Community organizations include:

  • Community Food Bank of New Jersey: Serves 12 counties, including Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union;
  • Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative: Provides free primary and preventive medical care to low-income working people in Bergen County without insurance or the means to pay for care;
  • Rising Tide, Jersey City and Newark: Provides business development services to help individuals start and grow successful businesses;
  • Homeless Solutions, Morris County: Provides the homeless and working poor with shelter and services and skills to rebuild their lives;
  • Easterseals: Delivers services and resources to people with disabilities;
  • Table of Hope: Helps meet the need of those who are food insecure by serving weekday meals at no cost to the Morris County area.

Valley Executive Vice President and Chief CSR-CRA Officer Bernadette Mueller said the bank is happy to be a leader in the community.

“The funds we’ve donated through our Community Pledge CD program will help ensure the organizations that serve our communities can continue to do so,” she said. “Valley is honored to support these organizations that have worked tirelessly in the face of challenges to serve our communities.”

On Monday, Valley CEO Ira Robbins was named to the 2021 ROI Influencers: Power List.