The Community Foundation of South Jersey has awarded 16 grants totaling $155,000 from its COVID-19 Response Fund, the group announced.
The awards, which represent the fifth round of grants from the CFSJ, were awarded to South Jersey nonprofits meeting the needs of communities in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem counties.
Over the past year, CFSJ has distributed more than $848,000 to more than 110 organizations negatively impacted by the pandemic and related economic downturn.
CFSJ Executive Director Andy Fraizer said the group is eager to help.
“This pandemic has created challenges for families across South Jersey, including food insecurity, housing instability and a lack of child care,” he said. “These grants build on the foundation’s efforts to help those on the front line provide access to these essential services and more.
“We applaud the efforts of those who are working tirelessly to serve individuals and families.”
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Here’s a look at the awards:
- The Arc of Atlantic County, Egg Harbor: With a grant of $10,000, the Arc will continue to provide remote programming and telemedicine to individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities across Atlantic County.
- AVANZAR, Pleasantville: The $10,000 grant will help house and serve victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in and around Atlantic County.
- Camden County Habitat for Humanity, Pennsauken: The $15,000 grant will be used to support affordable housing for partner families, continuing their mission of building homes, hope and communities in Camden County.
- Cape Regional Medical Center, Cape May Court House: The $10,000 grant will be used to continue providing telemedicine and outreach services to seniors and families in Cape May County.
- Cherry Hill Free Clinic, Cherry Hill: The $8,000 grant will be used to continue to provide in-person and telehealth services to residents of Camden and Burlington counties.
- Communities Revolutionizing Open Public Spaces (C.R.O.P.S.), Linwood: With a grant of $15,000, C.R.O.P.S. will continue to address food insecurity issues throughout Atlantic County at farmers markets, community gardens and at residents’ homes with both in-person and virtual programming.
- Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health New Jersey, West Deptford: The $10,000 grant will be used to provide health and telehealth services to residents living with intellectual and developmental disabilities from throughout the eight South Jersey counties.
- Gateway Community Action Partnership, Bridgeton: The $6,000 grant will be used by the Gateway Wellness Center to provide community-based counseling and other support services to residents of Cumberland and Salem counties.
- Habitat for Humanity of Burlington and Mercer Counties, Maple Shade: The $15,000 grant will be used to support affordable housing for partner families, continuing its mission of building homes, hope and communities in Burlington and Atlantic counties.
- One Village Alliance, Salem: The $5,000 grant will be used to provide virtual education, mentoring, and other enrichment programming for residents in Salem City.
- Operation Warm Up New Jersey, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania: With a $10,000 grant, Operation Warm will provide underprivileged children living in Cumberland and Salem counties with free new athletic shoes, building confidence and encouraging outdoor play this spring.
- Partners in Learning Inc., Turnersville: The $6,000 grant will be used to provide therapy and other support remotely to youth living with autism spectrum disorders in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.
- I.L.O.T. Services, Berlin: The $10,000 grant will be used to provide in-person and remote programming to individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities across Camden and Atlantic counties.
- The Starting Point Inc., Haddon Township: The $10,000 grant will be used to provide remote support services to residents combating isolation, depression, anxiety and substance abuse issues experienced as a result of COVID-19, in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties.
- VietLead, Camden: With a grant of $10,000, VietLead will provide vaccination outreach and support to Vietnamese residents in Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties.
- Wheaton Arts, Millville: The $5,000 grant will be used to continue providing virtual artistic and cultural offerings for residents in Cumberland County and beyond.