The Ventnor Community Fund and Endowment was launched in October 2015 as a private initiative of homeowners and businesses in Ventnor. The mission of the Community Fund is to bridge the gap between the amenities which Ventnor’s own residents wish to achieve for our town, and the inability of public budgets to pursue them.
The VCF is pursuing both Endowment (permanent fund) and Project Fundraising (current spending toward specified and approved goals). Donations to one or both are invited by the following two “Donate” links.
Our goal is to reach $1,000,000 of endowment in order to create an annual stream of income in perpetuity to fund worthy causes in Ventnor and to pay the cost of maintaining / sustaining capital projects created through the Project Funds.
This fund is currently seeking donations for the following four approved undertakings:
- Replacement of deteriorated rusty playground equipment at Titus Field;
- Installation of a permanent dog park for safe off-leash recreation by pets in a town with many dog-owning residents and seasonal visitors;
- Support of Ventnor West Eco-tourism through clean-up and restoration of a former town dump on a large water-abutting tract of land, which has been reclaimed by Mother Nature and now hosts numerous species of native plants as well as migratory and nesting birds inclusive of some threatened or endangered species;
- Support of the Downtown Ventnor Initiative to improve streetscapes in commercial districts grown tired, shabby, neglected, Sandy-impacted and partially abandoned.
To learn more about this Ventnor charity on a mission to improve our town without imposing further tax burdens in an area already suffering from storm damage and casino layoffs, please visit our website at
Jean Antolini (resident)
John Battista (business owner)
Barbara Berman (resident)
Don (David) Berman
Mike Carr (business owner)
Tim Kriebel (business owner)
Anthony Morgano (resident)
Cheryl Venezia (business owner)
Mike Wiesen (business owner)
More ways to Give:
Send checks payable to "FUND NAME" and send to:
Community Foundation of South Jersey
P.O. Box 446
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
For contributions of appreciated securities, please be sure to notify Susan Soldivieri at email@example.com regarding your gift at the time of transfer. In this way, stocks can easily be identified, retrieved, sold, and directed to your fund without delay. Please direct all stock contributions to:
DTC Number: 0226
Account Number: X39-154555
Account Name: Community Foundation of New Jersey, our parent organization, for further credit to the Fund.
For current year tax benefits, contributions must be received by December 31. Please note that with some brokerage houses we have experienced that security transfers may take 14–21 days for settlement, so please plan accordingly with your year-end giving to your fund.
For wiring instructions for cash contributions, please contact Susan Soldivieri at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973.267.5533, x224, or Patty Heath at email@example.com or 973.267.5533, x223
The Ventnor Community Fund and Endowment is held at the Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ). Through CFSJ, engaged and passionate individuals, families, and businesses create charitable funds – both large and small – to creatively and effectively address needs and embrace opportunities wherever they wish to do so. Gifts into this fund are secure and tax deductible.