The Montclair Foundation Awards $54,500 in Grants to 10 Local Nonprofits

Montclair, NJ – The Montclair Foundation (TMF) has awarded $54,500 to 10 area nonprofit organizations for projects or programs that benefit Montclair residents and neighboring communities. Grants were awarded to support programs in human services, arts, youth education, and senior services.

Montclair and its environs are home to so many dedicated community organizations which work every day to create opportunities for our residents and support the fabric of our diverse neighborhoods.

“Every one of these causes is remarkable. We hope these grant awards will advance equity, improve education, help with food insecurity and create a healthy, vibrant community for years to come,” stated Peggy Murphy Deehan, The Montclair Foundation Grants Committee Chair.

Grants were awarded to the following nonprofit organizations:

Connections at Home– Funding will support homebound Seniors in Montclair. This includes paying for their tech support, internet connectivity, senior-friendly software, and tablet subscription, as well as ongoing tech training, and regular interaction with social workers. https://cahnj.org/

COPE Center– Funding for general support of counseling services and education on behalf of families in Montclair. COPE Center – Oaks Integrated Care (oaksintcare.org)

Family Promise of Essex County-General operating support for local families who are experiencing homelessness, financial crisis, or need ongoing support to help families maintain their housing stability and increase self-sufficiency.www.fpessexnj.org

Human Needs Food Pantry-General operating support to purchase protein for their constituents. The cost of protein accounts for 28% of their total food budget. www.humanneedsfoodpantry.org

Jazz House Kids Inc.– Funding will underwrite three Jazz Explorers presentations at the Family Jazz Discovery Zone during the 2022 Jazz Festival. Participants will learn about the Black musical heritage from which jazz sprung and its multicultural roots celebrated around the world today. www.jazzhousekids.org

Montclair Historical Society-Funding will offset the costs of completing the planning phase of an ADA site plan. The site plan will serve as a blueprint to allow for more efficient circulation, parking, lighting, and building access for all visitors regardless of physical ability. www.montclairhistory.org

Neighborhood Child & Infant Care Center, Inc.-Funding to purchase updated furniture for their pre-k classrooms. www.neighborhoodchildcare.net

Northeast Earth Coalition, Inc.-Funding for general operating support to expand its programs such as the Free Little Pantries, community gardens, and delivery of food. www.neearth.org


Pushcart Players
-Funding for professional theater performances in Montclair elementary schools. Performances address social studies, literature, history, the autism spectrum, special educational needs, and values clarification for young people, their families, and their educators. www.pushcartplayers.org

Succeed2gether-Funding for general operating support of their tutoring and mentoring programs.
www.succeed2gether.org.

Vanguard Theater Company-Funding support for their Broadway on Bloomfield series. www.vanguardtheatercompany.org

The Montclair Foundation has awarded more than $2.8 million to over 100 local nonprofits. The Foundation would like to remind grant seekers that the deadline for fall grant opportunities is Tuesday, September 13, 2022. The grant portal will open to applicants on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

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