OCEAN COUNTY – The OceanFirst Foundation recently awarded $40,000 in grants to eight New Jersey chapters of Habitat for Humanity, money that will go toward providing families with safe and affordable housing.
The eight $5,000 grants were given out by representatives from OceanFirst Foundation and OceanFirst Bank during a ceremony at one of Habitat’s Southern Ocean County build sites, located at 3 Palmer Court in Little Egg Harbor.
“OceanFirst Foundation is proud to support the work of our local Habitat for Humanity Chapters and we’ve provided more than $200,000 in grants to Habitats in our 21-year history. Helping to create and maintain safe, decent and affordable housing remains one of the Foundation’s top priorities and we’re committed to helping families achieve the dream of home ownership. With the expansion of OceanFirst Bank, we’ve doubled our funding commitment to the Habitat for Humanity Grant Program in 2017,” said Katherine Durante, Executive Director of OceanFirst Foundation.
The OceanFirst Foundation grant recipients are:
- Atlantic County Habitat for Humanity in Egg Harbor Township
- Coastal Habitat for Humanity in Spring Lake Heights
- Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity in Vineland
- Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity in Pitman
- Habitat for Humanity Cape May County in Cape May Court House
- Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County in Freehold
- Habitat for Humanity of Southern Ocean County in West Creek
- Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity in Toms River
The OceanFirst Foundation provides grants to organizations that meet community needs within the OceanFirst market. Since its creation in 1996, it has awarded over 6,400 grants to over 750 local charities throughout central and southern New Jersey, totaling more than $30 million.