Applying for a Grant

Please note that due to Covid-19 there may be changes to the timeline for grant applications.

Email Debi Heptig at with any questions or for the most current information.

Monmouth Park Charity Fund is committed to supporting the health and well-being of the residents of Monmouth County.  Since our inception in 1946 our mission has been to raise and distribute funds to local non-profit organizations that offer critical services in health-care, and to those at risk and in need of special services.  The process for fund distribution is through a GRANTS PROGRAM.

Monmouth Park Charity Fund releases its RFP (request for proposals) mid-May of each year.  To be eligible to receive a grant the organization must:

  1. A registered 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organization
  2. Have been incorporated at least three complete years prior to applying
  3. Provide programs/services aligned with our mission
  4. Provide board approved end of year financial reports

For agencies funded in the prior year an application will be automatically send to the agency for consideration of renewal.  It is the agency’s responsibility to provide MPCF with any changes in contact information to ensure receipt of current applications.

If an agency has not been funded, and would like to apply they must send an email to Debi Heptig at and include:

  1. Contact information
  2. Mission statement
  3. Guarantee that any funds received will benefit residents of Monmouth County
  4. Date of incorporation

Once received Debi will respond with next steps. Any inquiries made after
June 15th will be placed on a list for a grant application the following year.

Completed Grants and attachments are due as listed on the application (typically around the end of June).

Between June and July site visits are made as needed (any new applicant will receive a site visit)

Sometime in August any organization who submitted a grant will be notified whether they will be receiving a grant.  Specific grant amounts are not made available until:

October when MPCF holds their Annual Roberta Fox Distribution of Funds Tea and grant checks are distributed.

Additional special grants may be made available during the year and announcements will be posted