$50,000 awarded to 13 local non-profits to support community-focused programs in 2023
Hackensack, N.J. (January 11, 2023) - The Alfred N. Sanzari Family Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving communities across the northeast, is proud to announce it has awarded 13 grants totaling $50,000 for its Spring/Summer 2022 grant program. Grant recipients include Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative, Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic, Community Hope, Inc., Family Promise of Bergen County, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark, Hackensack Meridian Health Bergen, Eva’s Village, New Bridge Medical Center, Oasis, Social Service Association of Ridgewood and Vicinity, Spectrum for Living Development, Inc., Table to Table and Women’s Rights to Information Center.
The Alfred N. Sanzari (ANS) Family Foundation was established in 2006 to carry on the legacy of Alfred N. Sanzari, the founder of Alfred Sanzari Enterprises, through the promotion and support of a wide range of causes throughout northern New Jersey. Reflecting the values of Alfred and his family, the ANS Family Foundation supports the promotion of healthcare with a special preference for patient care and Parkinson's disease, local education programs, and programs that assist disadvantaged populations such as shelters/housing, and services for women and children in need. Since its founding, the ANS Family Foundation has donated over $2 million to organizations throughout northern New Jersey and surrounding communities.
“We are in awe of the countless non-profits who make such an immeasurable impact on individuals and families across the state,” said Dana Jareck, member of the Alfred N. Sanzari Family Foundation Board of Trustees. “It’s an honor and a privilege to provide financial support to many of these organizations to help them meet their goals and accomplish their invaluable work in the year ahead.”
Based in Hackensack, Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative has a dedicated team of 75 volunteer healthcare professionals providing care to 1,200 patients annually. The organization is the only state-licensed ambulatory care facility in Bergen County that offers free healthcare for individuals who are not eligible for Medicaid or subsidized health insurance. Their grant will be used to sustain the ongoing operations of their free healthcare center in Hackensack, N.J.
With nearly 60 years of experience serving the community, the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic is staffed by one of the most highly trained groups of youth professionals in the nation. The organization serves nearly 1,100 kids per day in both Paterson and Passaic through providing a range of academic, athletic and artistic programming. Their grant will help fund their Academic Success Program which provides full-year academic support providing focused on academic enrichment, school engagement, targeted dropout prevention and intensive intervention and case management.
Driven by the mission of being a beacon of hope in the community, Community Hope, Inc., connects individuals and families with life-changing support, services and housing that fosters the independence and resiliency to live their best lives. Their grant will help support Community Hope’s veteran program, which enables homeless veterans to live independently and productively. The funds will help support the organization’s work to provide shelter and food as well as wraparound services focus on healthcare and well-being.
With a mission of empowering homeless working families to become self-sufficient by providing temporary housing and personalized support, Family Promise of Bergen County envisions a community where every working family has a stable home and the means to create a better life. Their grant will help support rent/homeless prevention, transportation, childcare, financial education and other related workshops, professional and personal services for low-income families experiencing homelessness.
Established in 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark aims to provide decent, affordable housing in partnership with low and moderate-income families across the city of Newark and surrounding communities in Essex, Hudson and Union counties. Their grant will support the Critical Repair and Healthy Homes initiative, which has a goal of identifying and fixing barriers to safe and healthy living conditions through rehabilitation, home repairs and home preservation.
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. This grant will go specifically toward the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Family Support Program, which provides resources and education to NICU families with a particular focus on financial assistance programs.
Founded nearly 40 years ago, Eva’s Village’s mission is to provide care and support for people struggling with poverty, hunger, homelessness, and addiction. Their grant will help support Eva’s Village Hope Residence in Paterson; this program provides mothers with opioid and substance use disorder treatment programs, workforce development and supportive housing programs which removes a significant barrier to treatment, employment training and employment.
The New Bridge Medical Center is a not-for-profit safety net facility that provides high-quality comprehensive services to the greater Bergen County community. Their grant will be used to help recruit and train clinical talent for their highly specialized programs as well as provide education and information about eating disorders and raise awareness of the new services available to at-risk communities at New Bridge Medical Center.
Founded in 1997, Oasis focuses on education and training to help women enter the workforce and provides after-school programs to help children and teens excel in school, enter post-secondary education and training and succeed in a career. Oasis’ grant will go towards its GED program that offers impoverished students’ daily access to a network of integrated services including meals, clothing, etc. The program ensures that students can obtain their high school equivalency diploma and become economically self-sufficient.
For over 100 years, the volunteers at Social Service Association of Ridgewood and Vicinity have dedicated their time to providing food, emergency rent, utility assistance and support services to individuals and families in Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Midland Park, Ho-Ho-Kus, Wyckoff and Waldwick. Their grant will go towards transportation costs for local residents who are struggling to afford gas for their personal vehicles and public transportation.
Spectrum for Living Development, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to the philosophy that people with developmental disabilities have the right to a fulfilling and meaningful life. Their grant will specifically support Spectrum for Living Development’s Intermediate Care Facility, which provides comprehensive care to medically intensive patients living with severe developmental disabilities between the ages of 21 and 65+.
Table to Table is New Jersey’s first food rescue organization. Committed to feeding neighbors in northern NJ, Table to Table rescues healthy, fresh and perishable food from grocery stores, food distributors and restaurants and delivers it to those in need. Their grant will help fund their daily operations.
Founded in 1975, Women’s Rights Information Center has a mission of providing knowledge and opportunities to support the economic aspirations, self-sufficiency, and emotional well-being of women so they may live with hope, security, and dignity. Their grant will help provide groceries needed to families in emergency hotel placement.
The ANS Family Foundation has two grant cycles per year with grant amounts ranging from $500 to $10,000. The Foundation is currently in its first grant application period for 2023. All grant applications are due by February 28th, 2023. For more information on the grant application process and to apply, please visit the ANS Family Foundation at https://sanzarifoundation.com/how-to-apply.
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