Grants

Category

Grants Made in 2020 $764,906

ARTS By The People

Amount
$2,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2020

Summit Creative Writing Workshop

Boy Scouts of America Troop 67

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

Backpacking and tent camping equipment

Boy Scouts Patriots Path Council

Amount
$4,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2020

Special Needs Scouting Program

Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County

Amount
$20,000
Category
, Educational Programs
Year
2020

Virtual Learning Program

Bridges Outreach

Amount
$20,000
Category
, Emergency Grants in Response to COVID-19
Year
Grants Made in 2020

Covid-19 crisis replacement volunteer time and food donations for the homeless

Caring Contact

Amount
$15,000
Category
, Health & Medical Needs
Year
2020

Support for suicide prevention and crisis hotline

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

Center for Hope Hospice

Amount
$15,000
Category
, Health & Medical Needs
Year
2020

Therapeutic Temperature Control Initiative 

Community FoodBank of NJ

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

General operating support

Connection for Women & Families

Amount
$35,000
Category
, Emergency Grants in Response to COVID-19
Year
Grants Made in 2020

Covid-19 crisis-related help for ongoing expenses and to continue essential programming

Connection for Women & Families

Amount
$31,334
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2020

Fitness/movement and specialty classes for special needs youth

Connection for Women & Families

Amount
$5,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2020

Community service programs, including those serving the adult and youth special needs populations in therapeutic programs

ECLC

Amount
$10,000
Category
, Health & Medical Needs
Year
2020

Space renovations to meet social distancing requirements for PRIDE Program (serves adults with developmental disabilities)

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)

Friends of Summit Public Art

Amount
$8,500
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2020

General operating support

Good Grief

Amount
$16,250
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2020

Nights of Support program

GRACE

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

Fresh food and toiletries

GRACE

Amount
$2,875
Category
, Emergency Grants in Response to COVID-19
Year
Grants Made in 2020

Covid-19 crisis response for food pantry items for Summit families facing food insecurity

IMAGINE, A Center for Coping with Loss

Amount
$16,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2020

Imagine University: training for communities and school districts to support youth experiencing loss

Literacy NJ

Amount
$8,000
Category
, Educational Programs
Year
2020

Adult ESL program conducted at Summit HS

Morristown Medical Center Foundation

Amount
$10,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2020

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) training for families of autistic children

Our House Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2020

Renovation of 4 residential facilities for developmentally disabled adults

Overlook Foundation

Amount
$26,640
Category
, Health & Medical Needs
Year
2020

Community health pilot (year 2 of 3 year commitment)

Paper Mill Playhouse

Amount
$5,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2020

Autism-friendly theatre performances

Pillar Care Continuum

Amount
$20,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2020

Power wheelchair for students with disabilities

Reeves-Reed Arboretum

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

Support for one month’s operations

SAGE Eldercare

Amount
$12,500
Category
, Emergency Grants in Response to COVID-19
Year
Grants Made in 2020

Meals on Wheels program including Covid-19 crisis needs

SAGE Eldercare

Amount
$50,000
Category
, Senior Care & Enrichment
Year
Grants Made in 2020 (through June)

Meals on Wheels

St. Joseph Social Service Center

Amount
$6,500
Category
, Health & Medical Needs
Year
2020

Prescription assistance program 

Summit Area YMCA

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

Natural gas generator for The Learning Circle

Summit Area YMCA

Amount
$25,000
Category
, Emergency Grants in Response to COVID-19
Year
Grants Made in 2020

Covid-19 crisis-related help for ongoing expenses and to continue essential programming

Summit Board of Education

Amount
$725
Category
, Emergency Grants in Response to COVID-19
Year
Grants Made in 2020

Covid-19 crisis need for hotspot devices for families and students in need of internet access

Summit Chorale

Amount
$2,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2020

Virtual music education and community singing opportunities

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

Summit Downtown Inc.

Amount
$50,000
Category
, Emergency Grants in Response to COVID-19
Year
Grants Made in 2020

Covid-19 crisis creation of Sustain Summit Fund to provide relief for small business owners and employees impacted by pandemic-related reductions and closures. Grant used for business-related recovery activities approved by the distribution committee

Summit Speech School

Amount
$50,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2020

Parent Infant Program

Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad

Amount
$20,000
Category
, Health & Medical Needs
Year
2020

Laptops for electronic EMS call reports

Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad

Amount
$3,900
Category
, Emergency Grants in Response to COVID-19
Year
Grants Made in 2020

Covid-19 crisis decontamination UV light machine for its vehicles

Trinitas Health Foundation

Amount
$50,000
Category
, Health & Medical Needs
Year
2020

Renovations to isolation rooms in pediatric psychiatric unit

Union County College Foundation

Amount
$10,000
Category
, Educational Programs
Year
2020

Operation Graduation, an advisory program that provides students with emergency grants, leadership training, campus employment, and mentors

Visual Arts Center of NJ

Amount
$20,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2020

General operating support

Winston School

Amount
$5,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2020

Chromebooks to serve learning disabled students

YWCA of Union County

Amount
$15,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2020

PALS Program: Creative arts therapy program for child/adolescent witnesses/survivors of domestic abuse

Grants Made in 2019 $576,159

Arts by the People

Amount
$2,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2019

Creative writing workshop

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

Center for Hope Hospice

Amount
$23,288
Category
, Health & Medical Needs
Year
2019

Body temperature regulation — palliative care

Community FoodBank of NJ

Amount
$20,262
Category
, Health & Medical Needs
Year
2019

Food, kids’ family packs, and diapers

Connection for Women & Families

Amount
$40,000
Category
, Health & Medical Needs
Year
2019

Adult rehabilitation and youth speical needs programs

Continuo Arts Foundation

Amount
$10,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2019

Seniors Sing

Curemonos

Amount
$15,000
Category
, Health & Medical Needs
Year
2019

Breast cancer services and screening for Latinas

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre

Amount
$5,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2019

Production of “Ways to Be Happy”

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

Good Grief

Amount
$20,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2019

Therapeutic support for bereaved children

Great Swamp Watershed Association

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

Environmental education and water quality programs in conjunction with local schools

KinderSmile Foundation

Amount
$8,000
Category
, Health & Medical Needs
Year
2019

Oral health program for underserved children

Morristown Medical Center Foundation

Amount
$10,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2019

Child life specialist

NJ Jazz Society

Amount
$2,850
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2019

Traveling jazz history program

Our House Foundation

Amount
$7,500
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2019

Handrails, upgrades, and appliances for house for individuals with disabilities

Overlook Foundation

Amount
$26,640
Category
, Health & Medical Needs
Year
2019

Community health navigator pilot program

Paper Mill Playhouse

Amount
$7,500
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2019

Autism-friendly performances

PG Chambers School

Amount
$16,149
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2019

Security improvements and evacuation equipment

Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey

Amount
$25,000
Category
, Health & Medical Needs
Year
2019

Women’s healthcare in unconventional venues

Reach Out and Read

Amount
$5,000
Category
, Educational Programs
Year
2019

ESL reading development for children

Reeves-Reed Arboretum

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

Square foot gardening project

SAGE Eldercare

Amount
$55,000
Category
, Senior Care & Enrichment
Year
2019

Meals on Wheels

St. Joseph Social Service Center

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

Job skill classes

Student Partner Alliance

Amount
$2,200
Category
, Educational Programs
Year
2019

Video training for mentoring of low income students

Summit Department of Community Programs

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

Cultural diversity events

Summit Free Public Library

Amount
$6,300
Category
, Senior Care & Enrichment
Year
2019

Adult education – literature, history, art, etc.

Summit Interfaith Council

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

Anti-racism training

Summit Speech School

Amount
$50,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2019

Parent Infant program

Summit Symphony

Amount
$2,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2019

Young artist competition

Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad

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

Handheld portable radio

The Adult School of the Chathams

Amount
$2,470
Category
, Educational Programs
Year
2019

ESL classes

The Gathering Place

Amount
$2,500
Category
, Senior Care & Enrichment
Year
2019

A memory café for seniors with memory issues and their care partners

Trinitas Health Foundation

Amount
$40,000
Category
, Health & Medical Needs
Year
2019

Classroom renovation for children

Visual Arts Center of NJ

Amount
$10,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2019

Visual arts enrichment programs for seniors, children, and ESL children

YWCA of Union County

Amount
$15,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2019

Arts therapy for children, victims of domestic violence

Grants Made in 2018 $594,760

Arts by the People

Amount
$2,000
Category
, Educational Programs
Year
2018

Creative writing workshops

Beth Hatikvah & Fountain Baptist

Amount
$2,500
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2018

Storytelling initiative

Bridges Outreach

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

Food and clothing to needy in Summit

Children’s Specialized Hospital

Amount
$48,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2018

Special needs primary care

Community Foodbank of NJ

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

Food kids backpacks, and diapers

Continuo Arts Foundation

Amount
$9,000
Category
, Senior Care & Enrichment
Year
2018

Seniors Sing

Craig School

Amount
$10,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2018

Renovation of instructional rooms

Discovery Orchestra

Amount
$4,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2018

Interactive concerts

ECLC

Amount
$5,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2018

Fitness equipment for disabled children

Employment Horizons

Amount
$19,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2018

Transition disabled people to employment

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

Hometowne TV

Amount
$6,500
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2018

Produce talent show

IMAGINE, A Center for Coping with Loss

Amount
$20,500
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2018

Therapy, training, and program expansion

Junior League of Summit

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

GRACE’s food pantry

Literacy NJ

Amount
$10,000
Category
, Educational Programs
Year
2018

ESL program in Summit

Matheny School and Hospital, Inc.

Amount
$15,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2018

Arts access for the disabled

NJ Dance Theatre Ensemble

Amount
$3,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2018

Dance performances at Reeves-Reed arboretum

Overlook Foundation

Amount
$30,000
Category
, Health & Medical Needs
Year
2018

Brain tumor center

PG Chambers School

Amount
$22,550
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2018

Assistive technologies program

Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey

Amount
$25,000
Category
, Health & Medical Needs
Year
2018

HIV and STI testing, counseling and referral

Reeves-Reed Arboretum

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

Training program for homeless adults

SAGE Eldercare

Amount
$7,422
Category
, Senior Care & Enrichment
Year
2018

Meals on Wheels

SAGE Eldercare

Amount
$52,578
Category
, Senior Care & Enrichment
Year
2018

Meals on Wheels

Senior Services Center of the Chathams

Amount
$5,625
Category
, Senior Care & Enrichment
Year
2018

Senior bus program

St. Joseph Social Service Center

Amount
$6,500
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2018

Job skill classes

Summit Area YMCA

Amount
$40,000
Category
, Educational Programs
Year
2018

Learning Circle outdoor classroom

Summit Free Public Library

Amount
$6,200
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2018

Mini-courses on art, literature for adults

Summit Speech School

Amount
$50,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2018

Infant and toddler program

Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad

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

Protective outerwear

The Adult School of the Chathams

Amount
$2,060
Category
, Educational Programs
Year
2018

ESL classes at Summit library

Trinitas Health Foundation

Amount
$40,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2018

Renovation of inpatient room

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts

Amount
$3,000
Category
, Senior Care & Enrichment
Year
2018

Choral program for senior citizens

Winston School

Amount
$15,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2018

Science laboratory

Grants Made in 2017 $549,550

Arts by the People

Amount
$2,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2017

Poetry, prose and short-story writing workshop, drawing inspiration from nature, and run in cooperation with Reeves-Reed Arboretum

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

Children’s Specialized Hospital

Amount
$30,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2017

Expansion of the Special Needs Primary Care facility which serves more than 1700 children with special needs, along with their siblings.

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

Continuo Arts Foundation

Amount
$8,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2017

Support Seniors Sing! a free program for seniors, as well as fifteen scholarship to the Children’s Choir of New Jersey for underserved students whose families are unable to afford musical opportunities for their children

Curemonos

Amount
$20,000
Category
, Health & Medical Needs
Year
2017

Breast cancer education & support for Latin American women in the community who do not have the language skills or financial wherewithal to obtain health care.

Discovery Orchestra

Amount
$2,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2017

Three concerts, four recitals, two classes, and several lectures, all aimed at enhancing people’s understanding of music.

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre

Amount
$2,500
Category
, Senior Care & Enrichment
Year
2017

Support for a program of performances designed with older people in mind.

ECLC

Amount
$4,400
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2017

Vocational training equipment that allows adults with disabilities to learn skills and earn money.

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.

Literacy NJ

Amount
$10,000
Category
, Educational Programs
Year
2017

Free English tutoring program, in conjunction with Summit High School, aimed at immigrant families.

Matheny School and Hospital, Inc.

Amount
$8,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2017

Support for the Arts Access Program, which allows people with complex disabilities to participate in the fine arts.

Morristown Medical Center Foundation

Amount
$13,750
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2017

Teaching social skills to children with autism.

NJ Dance Theatre Ensemble

Amount
$3,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2017

Three site-specific dance performances to be held in conjunction with Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

Our House Foundation

Amount
$18,250
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2017

Renovation of bathroom and new flooring at the agency’s two group homes in Summit.

Overlook Foundation

Amount
$10,000
Category
, Health & Medical Needs
Year
2017

Mobility Program to get hospital patients back on their feet as soon as possible, reducing the risk of mobility, cognitive, and activity problems later in their recovery.

Paper Mill Playhouse

Amount
$5,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2017

Programs to inspire creativity, nurture confidence, and make the theater arts experiences available to all children, regardless of economic or physical limitations.

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.

PG Chambers School

Amount
$20,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2017

Early Intervention Program to provide comprehensive services for infants and toddlers with disabilities.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Amount
$10,250
Category
, Educational Programs
Year
2017

A gardening and water-conservation education program aimed mainly at students in Washington and Franklin schools; to include development of a proposed school curriculum.

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.

SPARC

Amount
$6,150
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2017

Replacing stage lighting used for elementary school theater programs

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 Free Public Library

Amount
$5,500
Category
, Senior Care & Enrichment
Year
2017

Supporting a program in which the library engages professors and scholars to provide four- to twelve-week courses on literature, history, art or music for elderly residents of Summit and surrounding communities

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

Summit Speech School

Amount
$35,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2017

Infant-Parent early-intervention program for hearing-impaired infants and toddlers.

Summit Symphony

Amount
$2,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2017

Young artist competition concert

Visual Arts Center of NJ

Amount
$20,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2017

Visual arts enrichment programs, regardless of participants’ income level, ability to pay, age, or other limitations, in cooperation with other local agencies

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts

Amount
$3,000
Category
, Senior Care & Enrichment
Year
2017

Research and development project in an effort to develop sustainable programs to engage elderly residents in a range of music programs.

YMCA Camp Mason

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

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

Total: $2,485,375