Center For Family Services values the support we receive from our generous funders and donors. Community investment in our important work enables us to create brighter futures for the children and families we serve. View our annual reports to learn more about the breadth and depth of our services.
Thank You to Our Generous Funders
TD Charitable Foundation
TD Charitable Foundation, funded by TD Bank, donated $20,000 to Center For Family Services in support of our 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.
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 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.
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.
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