Since 1996, OceanFirst Foundation has built a solid reputation as a good neighbor providing grants that help families, organizations, schools and communities in Central New Jersey.

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Safe Summer Fun for Kids is Here!

We know that for most kids summer is all about having fun, staying up late, hanging with friends and taking a relaxing break from school. But for parents and caregivers, there's the extra concern about making sure that children are in a safe, supervised and engaging environment and if you can prevent that summer slide in learning...that's great too!

That's why we're so happy to announce the OceanFirst Safe Summer Scholarship Program. We've partnered with some of the best nonprofits along the Jersey Shore and have provided them with $40,000+ in grants so they can help families in need with summer camp scholarships to their awesome programs.

Our partners include: the American Littoral Society; Boy Scouts of America, Jersey Shore Council; Boy Scouts of America, Monmouth Council; Community YMCA, Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore; St. Francis Center; Ocean County YMCA; Ocean Partnership for Children and YMCA of Western Monmouth County.

Let the summer fun begin!


Recent News



The OceanFirst 20th Anniversary Charity Challenge raises $400,000+!

We're happy to announce the winners of the OceanFirst 20th Anniversary Charity Challenge on Crowdrise, a friendly fundraising competition where organizations in our community competed to raise the most money for their cause.

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NEW Grant Opportunity for Volunteer Fire & First Aid Squads

Deadline to Apply - November 1, 2016

Every day is a good day to salute and thank the countless volunteers along the Jersey Shore who care for the sick and injured and protect and save the lives and property of others, giving their time and talents as volunteer fire and first aid respond...

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Home Runs for Heroes is Back in Action

It's our 20th Anniversary and we're continuing our year-long celebration with another season of Home Runs for Heroes.

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Arts & Cultural Grant Program is Now Closed for 2016

The deadline for submitting a request to the Arts & Cultural Grant Program was March 1, 2016 and we are no longer accepting requests for this specific grant program.

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Major Grant Program is Now Closed for 2016

The deadline for submitting Letters of Interest for the 2016 Major Grant program was March 1, 2016 and we are no longer accepting requests for this specific grant program.

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Model Classroom Grant Program is Now Closed for 2016

The deadline for submitting a request to the Model Classroom Grant Program was May 31, 2016 and we are no longer accepting requests for this specific grant program....

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Scholarship Helps Local Student Design Her Future

Congratulations to Lauren Ransom of Howell, Philadelphia University junior and 2015 recipient of the Carl Feltz, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, established by the Foundation in 2011, honors the contributions of long-time Board member, Car...

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