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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:

PSEG funds the Food Access Initiative
In October 2014, the Public Service & Enterprise Group (PSE&G) announced that the Center for Family Services has been awarded a competitive grant worth $2,500. CFS will apply this generous award to continuing the expansion of its Community Food Access Initiative (CFAI). CFAI is a pilot program which creates an alternative to the traditional bricks and mortar supermarket by delivering groceries across the food desert, directly to city residents.

Funds were awarded as part of PESG’s Neighborhood Partner Program, which is intended to develop “sustainable neighborhoods that are designed to help revitalize communities that encourage the success of families.”


South Jersey Industries Invests in Youth

South Jersey Industries donated $5000 to support youth in our Safe and Supportive Housing continuum of care. Funding will support the Youth Advisory Board (YAB)

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 committment to social investment to enable organizations and individuals to make their neighborhood a better place.


Susquehanna Bank Supports the Qrew's Nest

Susquehanna Bank funded Quixote Quest - Qrew's Nest with a $1500 grant. Qrew's Nest matches high school aged student leaders one-on-one with economically disadvantaged elementary school students in Camden City 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.

 


Anne E. Talcott Foundation supports the Born to Read Program
The Anne E. Talcott Foundation donated $10,000 to further the work of CFS’ Born to Read program. Due to this generous investment, Center for Family Services will increase kindergarten readiness by improving attendance, providing continuous exposure to books and words, and encouraging parental involvement. As a result more children will be reading on grade-level by the completion of third grade.

The Anne E. Talcott Foundation supports organizations that are committed to serving children in the categories of environment, health, human services, and education or literacy, with a special focus on organizations in the state of New Jersey.



Neighborhood Assist Program invests in the Born to Read Program

The Neighborhood Assist Program, a State Farm grant competition, awarded CFS with $25,000 to fund Born to Read for the 2014-15 school year. By partnering committed volunteers with a preschool aged student for an hour of one on one reading each week, Born To Read is increasing exposure to books and words and helping to ensure our students’ kindergarten readiness. Born To Read aims to improve long term literacy outcomes in Camden County, a goal made possible through the generosity of funders like State Farm. 

The Neighborhood Assist Program was a contest conducted over social media by State Farm.  The top 200 cause submissions, chosen by the State Farm Youth Advisory Board, were entered for public voting. Forty finalists, of which Born to Read was #24, obtained the most public votes and were declared the winners of the $25,000 Neighborhood Assist Program grants.


Wells Fargo Regional Foundation funds Mother/Child Residential

Wells Fargo Regional Foundation granted CFS with a $1,000 in support of our Mother/Child Residential program. Mother/Child provides temporary housing for women ages 18-35 who are either pregnant or parenting up to three children ages eight and under.  In addition to shelter, CFS provides both counseling and other wraparound services such as parenting, anger management, and substance abuse classes. The goal of this program is that within a three month period, CFS can help the mothers create and implement goals that leads to self-sufficiency.

Wells Fargo’s Community Connection Program focuses on supporting the improvement of low and moderate-income communities. The Foundation puts special emphasis on programs that pledge themselves to creating and sustaining affordable housing, educating individuals in financial literacy and empowerment, providing workforce development experiences, and revitalizing/ stabilizing communities.


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.  To further the efforts of our Promise Neighborhood Initiative, the Center for Family Services was awarded $20,000 in funding from the United Way for Born to Read in July, 2014.  Born to Read aims to increase the number of Camden City children reading at grade level by the end of third grade, a major indicator of long term academic success.  Through Born to Read we are putting children on the path to long-term academic success by increasing exposure to books, preparing children to successfully enter Kindergarten, and equipping parents with resources to encourage reading.


Campbell Soup Foundation Invests in CFS Summer Program for Children

The Campbell Soup Foundation awarded CFS with $35,000 dollars in support of the 2014 Head Start Healthy Living, Healthy Learning Early Childhood Summer Program.  Thanks to this generous support, Center For Family Services will provide high quality pre-k education to children in Camden City and Camden County. 

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.


PNC Grow Up Great supports Mother's Arms

The PNC Grow Up Great Foundation provided Center For Family Services with a $1000 grant for our Mother's Arms Daycare Program. 

PNC Grow Up Great® and PNC Crezca con Éxito form a $350 million, multi-year, bilingual initiative to help prepare children — particularly underserved children — from birth to age five for success in school and life. Grow Up Great was founded in 2004 by The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. In cooperation with some of the most respected early childhood experts and nonprofit organizations, Grow Up Great has served approximately 2 million at-risk preschool children ages five and under.


TD Charitable Foundation

The TD Charitable Foundation, funded by TD Bank, provided $20,000 in funding in support of Center For Family Services' Head Start Healthy Living, Healthy Learning summer program.  Funding will support a high quality pre-k summer program for children in Camden City and Camden County.  This summer program is an extension of the high quality early education services offered to Head Start children during the school year, focusing on promoting kindergarten readiness and reducing summer learning loss. 

Through its Community Giving Grant, the TD Charitable Foundation seeks to create meaningful change in the community, with special emphasis 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.


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.


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 Neighborhhood

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.

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.