The Community Chest announces the awarding of over $50,000 in grants from its Coronavirus Emergency Fund to 13 agencies. Founded in 1933, The Chest is a nonprofit organization serving eastern Bergen County and headquartered in Englewood, New Jersey working with area agencies providing support to people in need.
With a mission to strengthen the community through partnership, leadership and philanthropy, The Community Chestawarded grants, with a maximum award of $4,000, to local nonprofits through a competitive process managed by The Chest's Allocations Committee and approved by the Board of Managers. The recipients are: Center for Food Action, Center for Hope and Safety, Jewish Family and Children's Service, Office of Concern Food Pantry, Spectrum for Living, Vantage Health System, West Side Infant and Teen Parent Program, Women's Rights Information Center, Bergen Volunteer Center, Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative, Metro Community Center, St. Paul's Church, and the YWCA.
The grant awards support food, clothing, shelter, and safety to meet increased demands for services to local nonprofits impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic in eastern Bergen County, New Jersey. These agencies provide meals for food insecure families, safety for domestic abuse victims, and mental and physical health services to the most at-risk members of the community. 100% of all contributions raised were awarded to nonprofit, 501(c)(3) agencies.