The Montclair Foundation Awards $54,000 in Grants

The Montclair Foundation (TMF) has awarded $54,000 in grants to eight nonprofits as part of its Spring 2021 grant cycle. Grants were awarded to support programs in human services, arts, youth education and senior services.

The Montclair Foundation’s grant program is intended to support a broad range of activities and organizations that contribute to the quality of life in Montclair and its environs. These organizations are essential to our quality of life not only because of the valuable programs they provide local citizens, but also because of the positive economic impact within our local communities.

Neighborhood Child and Infant Care Center, Inc.
Project support for updated online Creative Curriculum to assist curriculum enhancement enabling the pre-chool objectives of learning and development to work collaboratively with parents and teachers.

Vanguard Theater Company
Project support for Montclair seniors in partnership with Lifelong Montclair. Virtual activities will be offered to seniors including a six week movement class geared for all abilities, a senior improv class, a workshop for elders based on their time living in Montclair, to be shared with local schools and libraries.

Montclair Ambulance Unit
Project support for new technology and equipment to establish an Emergency Operations Center that will be enable a newly trained Emergency team to help the township and Montclair Residents prepare for any emergency.

HOMECorp
Project Support for capital improvements for two HOMECorp properties.

Family Promise of Essex County
General support for the ongoing mission of shelter, stabilization and prevention of homelessness.

Human Needs Food Pantry
Project support to address food insecurity in response to Covid 19 in 2021.

Montclair Scholarship Fund
General Support for Montclair senior high school students heading to college who need financial support.

Connections at Home
Project support for the purchase of laptops and IPADs and the personal training and support that will accompany them for isolated and homebound seniors.

Since its inception in 1979, The Montclair Foundation has awarded more than $2.6 million to over 95 local nonprofits. The Foundation would like to remind grant seekers that the deadline for fall grant opportunities is Monday, September 14. The grant portal will open to applicants on August 9. For more information, visit www.montclairfoundation.org.

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