2011 Matching Grant Campaign
In addition to serving as the trusted philanthropic advisor to donor fund-holders, the Community Foundation of South Jersey offers grants to organizations that improve the stability of families in South Jersey and address issues of social equity.  This year the foundation established a Grassroots Matching Grant program to support the year-end fundraising efforts of small but effective nonprofit organizations in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties.  Organizations selected to participate in this program include:
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network of Burlington County, a non-profit community-based service program providing shelter, meals and assistance to displaced and homeless families in Burlington County, New Jersey. As a cooperative effort, 24 local faith congregations collaborate to provide these services. The IHNBC mission is to provide help, hope and a safe haven for its guests for a period of 30 to 90 days while they seek affordable housing.
  • Your Food Shelf Food Pantry, established in 1980, is a subsidiary of Woodland Community Development Corporation with the mission of alleviating hunger among seniors and families from the greater Camden area.  In 2010, the organization helped approximately 1,500 low-income families, children and seniors from Camden, Pennsauken and the Cherry Hill area avoid hunger by providing food assistance.  Donate
  • People for People Foundation of Gloucester County, Inc. provide grants, case management, and advocacy for residents of Gloucester County in their time of need. We help the “normally self-sufficient” in finding help and services when faced with a family crisis such as loss of job, reduced hours, illness, or other family emergencies. Those we help are the ones that “fall through the Cracks,” that do not qualify for traditional government and charitable assistance. Donate

Each organization will receive fifty cents for every dollar raised during their year-end fundraising campaign up $3,000.  All gifts must be received by January 31, 2012.  Check back to this page in the coming weeks for more information about these programs and details on how to support them.