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Annual Report

Center For Family Services values the support we receive from our generous funders at the federal, state, and county levels, as well as the funding we receive through private grants and individual and corporate donations. Community investment in our important work enables us to create brighter futures for the children and families we serve. Our annual reports capture the breadth and depth of our services.  Download our 2013 Annual Report to learn more about our important work.

A special thank you to our private funders for the awards listed below. This funding plays an instrumental role in helping CFS to expand important services and initiatives that provide hope to children, build strong families, and encourage healthy communities. 

 


Private Foundation Funding:

Walmart Community Giving Grants Support Quixote Quest

In March of 2014, Walmart Stores #2841 in Lumberton and #1742 in Turnersville awarded Center for Family Services $500 and $250, respectively, in support of the CFS Quixote Quest teen volunteer program.  Through their participation in volunteer-based outreach organized by Quixote Quest, high school teens in southern New Jersey commit to bettering the lives of the disadvantaged on a local and state level.

As part of their generous giving through their Community Grant Program, Walmart stores help to sustain local organizations, such as Quixote Quest, who strive to meet the needs of their communities, in their commitment to give back locally.
 

Walmart Partners with CFS for Born to Read

Walmart Store #5340 of Cherry Hill joined the Center for Family Services’ efforts to promote grade-level reading and kindergarten readiness by generously donating $1,000 in December, 2013 to our Born to Read program.  Born to Read is a special literacy initiative aimed at reducing the achievement gap for the children of Camden.

Through the Local Giving Program, Walmart stores seek to create impact in their surrounding neighborhoods.  Walmart fulfills its corporate commitment to giving back locally by supporting the needs of their communities through generous grants.



Wells Fargo Awards CFS Safe Housing Program

Well Fargo Regional Foundation, funded by Wells Fargo, contributed $1,000 in November, 2013 to Center for Family Services in support of our Safe and Supportive Housing programming. CFS offers a safe housing continuum of care for children and teens in need of a safe place to live, including emergency shelter, transitional living programs, and permanent supportive housing.

With a focus on community development, education, and human services, Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations working to strengthen communities.   Wells Fargo seeks to address vital community needs and issues by giving and volunteering generously. 



The Order of Malta Supports Mentoring Program

The Order of Malta, in partnership with the Diocese of Camden, generously donated $50,000 in October, 2013 to support our CFS Mentoring programs. These funds will augment the existing mentorship program by adding an educational advocacy component to help ensure that mentees not only graduate high school, but are also given ample opportunities to continue in post-secondary education if they so wish.

The Order of Malta is a traditional religious order that seeks to serve vulnerable populations through both direct service and various funding opportunities.



TD Charitable Foundation Funds the Qrew's Nest Program

TD Charitable Foundation, funded by TD Bank, donated $25,000 in October, 2013 to the Center for Family Services in support of our Quixote Quest Qrew’s Nest program.  Qrew’s Nest is a unique tutoring and mentoring program that enlists service-minded teenagers to create a supportive community for economically disadvantaged elementary school students in Camden and Trenton cities.

Through its Community Giving Grant, the TD Charitable Foundation seeks to create meaningful change in the community, with special emphases on affordable housing, education & literacy, and environmental awareness.  By partnering with local nonprofits and public institutions, TD Bank embodies the values of community involvement and responsible corporate citizenship.


South Jersey Industries Supports Quixote Quest

South Jersey Industries donated $5,000 to Center For Family Services in September, 2013 in support of our Quixote Quest volunteer program.  Quixote Quest empowers service-minded teens to leverage their skills and passions to impact their communities through volunteerism, while engaging multiple populations including children, senior citizens, individuals with disabilities and injured animals.

Supporting over 150 local charitable and civic organizations each year, South Jersey Industries is a valuable partner in the effort to strengthen communities.   South Jersey Industries combines the strength of a corporation with a deep commitment to social investment to enable organizations and individuals to make their neighborhood a better place. 


Holman Enterprises Supports the Promise Neighborhood Effort

Through the generosity of Holman Enterprises, the Community Foundation of South Jersey granted $25,000 in August, 2013 to the Camden Cooper Lanning Promise Neighborhood Initiative.  The Promise Neighborhood is modeled after Geoffrey Canada’s Harlem Children’s Zone and seeks to create social, economic, and educational opportunities for Cooper Lanning residents through a cohesive continuum of services and resources.

The Community Foundation of South Jersey assists donors, like Holman Enterprises, who are committed to giving back to their communities, maximize the impact of their philanthropy to positively transform communities. 


Nicholson Foundation Partners with CFS for Food Access Initiative

The Nicholson Foundation awarded Center for Family Services $25,000 in August, 2013 of funding to develop a neighborhood-based Food Access Initiative.  In response to the public health crisis facing Camden residents, CFS seeks to make healthy food options both affordable and accessible. 

The Nicholson Foundation is a charitable organization committed to addressing the complex needs of vulnerable populations in New Jersey’s neglected urban centers.  The mission of the Foundation is carried out by partnering with government agencies, civic intermediaries, and local service providers to fund new processes and programs, while providing technical assistance during each stage of the program development process.


Wells Fargo Regional Foundation Invests in Safe Housing Program

Wells Fargo Regional Foundation, funded by Wells Fargo, granted $15,000 to CFS’ YES program.  YES is a long-tern residential treatment program that assists vulnerable children across southern New Jersey in overcoming the hardships they have face and gaining the skills necessary to lead a positive, healthy life.

This funding from Wells Fargo provided a financial literacy and self-empowerment course for the youth of YES, keeping in alignment with the Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life for children and families living in low-income neighborhoods.D Charitable Foundation.


Camden Home For Children Funds Additions at CFS Safe Housing Location

Camden Home for Children bestowed $7,425 to the Center for Family Services’ Transitions residential program to fund necessary improvements to the facility.  The Transitions home is a temporary shelter and diagnostic center where 40 youth are served each year.

The Camden Home for Children accepts donations and bequests to augment its work which is to support various Southern New Jersey agencies working with youth, especially those in residential group settings, with grants for targeted capital projects that are otherwise unfunded by other private or government sources.


American Reading Company Supports Born to Read

American Reading Company partnered with Center for Family Services’ Born to Read program by providing a generous grant of $10,000.  Born to Read seeks to reduce the achievement gap for the children of Camden through special initiatives promoting grade-level reading and kindergarten readiness in our Head Start centers. 

American Reading Company is a thriving social business built around the mission of ensuring grade-level reading for every student.  By providing research and resources, American Reading Company is setting a new standard for reading achievement nationwide.


Campbell Soup Foundation Invests in CFS Summer Program for Children

The Campbell Soup Foundation awarded CFS with $33,000 dollars in support of the 2013 Head Start Healthy Living, Healthy Learning Early Childhood Summer Program.  Now in its second summer of existence, this programming provided 160 Camden County children with an extension of the high quality early education activities they receive during the school year through Head Start.

The Campbell Soup Foundation supports organizations that are committed to impacting the lives of children and families through hunger relief, childhood obesity and youth-related programming.  The Foundation places particular emphasis on services targeted to Camden city residents, donating nearly $1 million dollars to Camden-based initiatives each year.


The Cooper Foundation Supports the Promise Neighbohhood

As a powerful member of the Camden Cooper Lanning Promise Neighborhood Initiative, The Cooper Foundation is committed to the provision of exceptional care and services to its neighbors.  As a part of this commitment, the Foundation donated $20,000 to Center for Family Services to support the health and wellness components of the Promise Neighborhood Initiative. 

The Cooper Foundation serves as the community development and outreach arm of Cooper Hospital.  Through partnerships with local civic associations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies, the Foundation supports efforts to revitalize the surrounding community and help its residents succeed.


The Center For the Study of Social Policy Invests in the Promise Neighborhood Planning Effort

The Center for the Study of Social Policy, in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, contributed matching funds in the amount of $50,000, in support of the Federal Promise Neigborhood Planning Grant awarded to Center For Family Services for the development of plans for a Promise Neighborhood in the Cooper Lanning community in Camden, City.  The Promise Neighborhood is a geography-based, community-driven initiative that creates opportunity for the children and families of the Cooper Lanning community of Camden to succeed.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization empowering neighborhoods to meet the needs of their most vulnerable children and families.  Through the generosity of the Foundation, the Center for the Study of Social Policy is able to assist initiatives, like the Promise Neighborhood become financially sustainable.


The United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Supports CFS Initiatives

The United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey has been a long-time partner of the Center for Family Services and our efforts to support the children and families of our region.  In 2012, CFS received three generous grants from the United Way, as well as logistical support and volunteer presence at a number of our campaigns. 

To further the efforts of our Promise Neighborhood Initiative, the Center for Family Services was awarded $20,000 in funding from the United Way.  This initiative aims to create opportunity for the children and families of Camden’s Cooper Lanning neighborhood by providing a comprehensive pipeline of services to guide children from cradle to college.

Enroll Now, our Head Start extended day program would not have been possible without a generous $15,000 grant from PSEG through the United Way.  This funding allowed the Center for Family Services to provide a safe and nurturing environment for preschoolers whose parents are working or are enrolled in school and helps to ensure that the children are kindergarten ready by the summer’s end. 

Additionally, the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey contributed $23,000 to the Center for Family Services’ Project COPE program.  Project COPE is a mentoring program specifically for children aged 4 to 18 who have an incarcerated parent.


Susquehanna Bank Invests in Qrew's Nest

Susquehanna Bank awarded the Center for Family Services $2000 to strengthen the work of our Quixote Quest Qrew’s Nest program. Qrew’s Nest matches high school aged student leaders one-on-one with economically disadvantaged elementary school students in Camden and Trenton cities to provide tutoring support in the context of a positive mentoring relationship.
  
The Corporate Giving Program of Susquehanna Bank is committed to contributing to program and projects, like Qrew’s Nest, that enhance the quality of life in the communities it serves.  With special emphases placed on community and economic development, education, and access to the arts, Susquehanna Bank donated nearly $3 million in time, talent, and treasure in 2012 to nonprofit organizations who are addressing these needs in the community.


TD Charitable Foundation

TD Charitable Foundation, funded by TD Bank, donated $20,000 to Center For Family Services in support of our 2013 Head Start Healthy Living Healthy Learning summer program. This program is an extension of the high quality early education services offered to Head Start children during the school year.  The summer program promotes kindergarten readiness and reduces summer learning loss, providing children with the best possible opportunity for long term educational success.


South Jersey Industries

South Jersey Industries donated $2,000 to Center For Family Services in support of our Quixote Quest volunteer program.  Quixote Quest creates opportunities for teens to work with multiple populations including children, senior citizens, individuals with disabilities and injured animals.

South Jersey Industries provides financial support to non-profit organizations that have the capacity and dedication to improve surrounding communities.  South Jersey Industries Social Investment Program funds more than 150 local civic and charitable organizations each year.  Through financial support and direct community service, South Jersey Industries enables organizations and individuals to make a difference in their communities.


Domenica Foundation 

The Domenica Foundation donated $10,000 in support of Center For Family Services’ Quixote Quest program.  Quixote Quest provides high school aged teens in southern New Jersey with the opportunities and the support to make a difference in their communities through volunteerism.  This funding supports our teens on their quest to improve the lives of individuals and enhance their communities.

The Domenica Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of individuals and remedying the effects of social inequality.  The Domenica Foundation supports local and global initiatives that strive to empower individuals and revitalize communities.


Campbell Soup Foundation

The Campbell Soup Foundation awarded CFS with $30,000 dollars in support of the 2012 Head Start Healthy Living, Healthy Learning Early Childhood Summer Program.  This pilot program provided 100 Camden County children with an extension of the high quality early education activities they receive during the school year through Head Start.

The Campbell Soup Foundation supports organizations that are committed to impacting the lives of children and families through hunger relief, childhood obesity and youth-related programming.  The Foundation places particular emphasis on services targeted to Camden city residents, donating nearly $1 million dollars to Camden-based initiatives each year.


Community Foundation of South Jersey Supports the Promise Neighborhood

The Community Foundation of South Jersey has awarded $7,500 for the Camden Cooper Lanning Promise Neighborhood initiative.  This funding supports the efforts to eliminate obstacles to success for children in the Cooper Lanning Neighborhood and students of Lanning Square Family School.

Community Foundation of South Jersey is a public charity community foundation that was founded to harness the philanthropic power of South Jersey residents, helping them envision and create the type of community they want to see. Through a broad range of charitable giving fund vehicles and services, the Community Foundation of South Jersey helps South Jersey residents maximize the social impact and tax benefit of their humanitarian efforts while minimizing the complexity of management and administration details of their own foundations.


Susquehanna Bank Invests in the Promise Neighborhood

Susquehanna Bank awarded Center For Family Services with a $5000 grant in support of the Camden Cooper Lanning Promise Neighborhood initiative. This initiative brings together residents, community organizations, schools, and funders in an effort to provide comprehensive services to children in the Cooper Lanning community from cradle to college to career.

In addition to helping people and institutions achieve their financial goals, Susquehanna Bank contributes to programs and projects which provide safe and affordable housing, that inspire education and learning, and increase access to the arts now total nearly $3 million annually.


Newman's Own Foundation Supports Quixote Quest Teen Volunteers

The Newman’s Own Foundation awarded Center For Family Services’ Quixote Quest program with a $2,500 grant, to support the projects of teen volunteers focused on making a difference in their community.

Paul Newman was committed to helping make the world a better place. To carry on his philanthropic legacy, Newman’s Own Foundation donates all net royalties and profits after taxes it receives from the sale of Newman’s Own products to charity. To date, Paul Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation have given over $300 million to thousands of charities around the world.


Walmart's Get Healthy Program at CFS 

The Walmart Foundation awarded Center For Family Services $25,000 to expand programming related to Health and Wellness including courses on meal preparation and budgeting for groceries.

The Walmart Foundation strives to provide opportunities that improve the lives of individuals in our communities including our customers and associates. Through financial contributions, in-kind donations and volunteerism, the Walmart Foundation supports initiatives focused on enhancing opportunities in our four main focus areas: education, workforce development/economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness. 


Camden Home for Children Helps CFS Make Improvements to YES 

Camden Home for Children awarded Center For Family Services a $7,000 grant for the YES Residential program to make much needed improvements to our facilities.

The Camden Home for Children accepts donations and bequests to augment its work which is to support various Southern New Jersey agencies working with youth, especially those in residential group settings, with grants for targeted capital projects that are otherwise unfunded by other private or government sources.  


The Gannett Foundation Supports the Camden Cooper Lanning Promise Neighborhood

The Gannett Foundation awarded CFS $1000 for the Camden Cooper Lanning Promise Neighborhood Initiative. This funding supports the extended day programs at Lanning Square Family School in Cooper Lanning.

The Gannett Foundation is a corporate foundation sponsored by Gannett Co., Inc. Through its Community Grant Program, Gannett Foundation supports non-profit activities in the communities in which Gannett does business. Through its other programs, the Foundation invests in the future of the media industry, encourages employee giving, reacts to natural and other disasters, and contributes to a variety of charitable causes. 


Verizon Partners with CFS

CFS was awarded a $7500 Domestic Violence Solution Grant from the Verizon Foundation for our SERV and Quixote Quest programs to pair together and create a Public Service Announcement that will teach teens about dating violence.  The experience will enable Quixote Quest teen volunteers to learn about the signs of violence and resources to turn to for help - information which they will use to produce a video that will be shared with teens in other CFS programs, as well as on Quixote Quest's Facebook page and CFS' Facebook page.  Thanks to the Verizon Foundation for partnering with CFS to raise awareness about this important issue. 

Read the press release. 


Comcast Foundation Supports Volunteerism  

A special thanks to the Comcast Foundation for the support of CFS' Quixote Quest program, a volunteer program for high school teens committed to making a meaningful difference in the community. 

Comcast's three year commitment to Quixote Quest will enable the program to expand with the addition of a new club. Through the Comcast grant, Quixote Quest will strengthen their existing presence in the community with new marketing materials. 

The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities - promoting community service, expanding digital literacy, and building tomorrow's leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $77 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. 


Safe House Receives Funding from Mary Kay Foundation

CFS' Services Empowering Rights of Victims (SERV) received part of a $3 million nationwide grant from the Mary Kay Foundation to support survivors of domestic violence in Gloucester County, NJ.  This $20,000 grant is greatly appreciated and will provide emergency and transitional housing support for women and children.

The Mary Kay Foundation was created in 1996, and its mission is two-fold: to fund research of cancers affecting women and to help prevent domestic violence while raising awareness of the issue. Since the Foundation's inception, nearly $25 million has been awarded to shelters and programs addressing domestic violence prevention and more than $14 million has been awarded to cancer researchers and related causes throughout the United States.