Grants

Category Civic & Community

Grants Made in 2020 $158,682

Boy Scouts of America Troop 67

Amount
$2,426
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2020

Backpacking and tent camping equipment

CASA of Union County

Amount
$15,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2020

Fostering Futures program, which connects adult volunteers with youth ages 14 to 21 to help them transition to independence

Community FoodBank of NJ

Amount
$49,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2020

General operating support

Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

Amount
$6,041
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2020

Bernice’s Place (after-school services for youth living in insecure locations)

GRACE

Amount
$25,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2020

Fresh food and toiletries

Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Amount
$20,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2020

Support for one month’s operations

Summit Area YMCA

Amount
$30,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2020

Natural gas generator for The Learning Circle

Summit Conservancy/Free Market

Amount
$11,215
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2020

Additional construction support for Summit Free Market, a student-run initiative that facilitates recycling

Grants Made in 2019 $146,500

Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County

Amount
$5,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2019

Workforce development program

Bridges Outreach

Amount
$35,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2019

Food, clothing, etc. to the needy in Summit

Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

Amount
$6,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2019

Children’s after school program

Family Promise

Amount
$20,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2019

Development of a volunteer management tool with software

Girls on the Run

Amount
$5,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2019

Girls’ running program

Great Swamp Watershed Association

Amount
$7,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2019

Environmental education and water quality programs in conjunction with local schools

Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Amount
$7,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2019

Square foot gardening project

St. Joseph Social Service Center

Amount
$6,500
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2019

Job skill classes

Summit Department of Community Programs

Amount
$10,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2019

Cultural diversity events

Summit Interfaith Council

Amount
$20,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2019

Anti-racism training

Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad

Amount
$25,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2019

Handheld portable radio

Grants Made in 2018 $134,325

Bridges Outreach

Amount
$25,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2018

Food and clothing to needy in Summit

Community Foodbank of NJ

Amount
$45,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2018

Food kids backpacks, and diapers

Girls on the Run

Amount
$5,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2018

Girls running program

Great Swamp Watershed Association

Amount
$10,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2018

Education and water quality program

Hometown Heroes

Amount
$9,325
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2018

Banners recognizing Summit veterans

Junior League of Summit

Amount
$15,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2018

GRACE’s food pantry

Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Amount
$15,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2018

Training program for homeless adults

Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad

Amount
$10,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2018

Protective outerwear

Grants Made in 2017 $310,750

Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County

Amount
$10,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Positive Action Program for children aged 5-18 in Plainfield, Elizabeth, and Union.

Bridges Outreach

Amount
$8,500
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Backpack program to provide school supplies for lower-income children

Bridges Outreach

Amount
$16,500
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Programs for Summit’s most economically disadvantaged residents, including work boots, coats and gloves for day laborers, and a health fair.

CASA of Union County

Amount
$20,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Peer Coordinator Initiative, designed to increase the number of trained volunteer children’s advocates, by using current advocates to coach and supports their own teams of newer advocates

CivicStory

Amount
$7,100
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Develop videos, suitable for use in schools, about civic engagement; host a news-and-democracy forum featuring broadcast news leaders.

Community FoodBank of NJ

Amount
$45,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

In cooperation with nine public and private agencies serving the poor and hungry in Summit, provide food, school supplies, and diapers for people and families in need.

Connection for Women & Families

Amount
$40,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Support for Community Service programs, including those serving the special needs population, English as a Second Language students and senior citizens including recovering cardiac and pulmonary patients, individuals with Parkinson’s disease and osteoporosis

Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

Amount
$5,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Children’s After-School and Summer programs provide educational enrichment, group support, and recreation for children 6-12 who live in shelters, hotels, and low-income environments.

Family Promise

Amount
$30,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Provide prevention services for families at risk of losing their housing and assistance for families who are homeless so they can move into housing quickly

Good Grief

Amount
$15,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Support groups for grieving families, aimed at reducing isolation, teach resilience, and develop a sense of hopefulness for the future.

Great Swamp Watershed Association

Amount
$10,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Environmental education and water quality programs in conjunction with local schools

IMAGINE, A Center for Coping with Loss

Amount
$17,500
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Support groups for grieving children and their families, including a new program for Spanish-speaking families.

Park Line Foundation

Amount
$35,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Creation of a linear park utilizing abandoned railroad right-of-way near downtown Summit.

SHIP Summit Helping Its People

Amount
$5,500
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Purchase of freezer for storage of food; SHIP Summit Helping Its People is a major provider of food for the hungry in Summit.

Summit Area YMCA

Amount
$20,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Scholarship aid to permit children from lower-income families to gain the benefits of the Learning Circle’s programs.

Summit Interfaith Council

Amount
$18,900
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Aiding Dialogue Circles on Race, which are small-group discussions exploring the roots of individual and systemic racism; also, providing professional anti-racism training for 30 Summit-area youth and 30 Summit civic and religious leaders

YMCA Camp Mason

Amount
$6,750
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Supplies and fees to allow lower-income scouts to attend Camp Mason

Total: $750,257