Through strong leadership and the support of our donors, in addition to our Traditional Legacy Grants Program, Monmouth Park Charity Fund provides 3 additional types of grants to non-profit organizations for specific programs/projects serving the residents of Monmouth County. All grant programs include eligibility guidelines and are thoroughly reviewed and vetted for program impact and fiscal integrity.
Staying true to their seventy-three year legacy of raising funds to distribute to local charities, on November, 19, 2020 Monmouth Park Charity Fund provided Traditional Legacy grants to sixteen of Monmouth County’s nonprofit organizations. In spite of all the setbacks due to COVID19 and having to cancel all of their in-person fundraising events, MPCF forged ahead and through the support of their donors made this their 73rd Annual Distribution of Funds Tea.
The selected organizations were awarded grants for specific programs that provide critical assistance to those at risk and those in need of special services in our community. In a very moving zoom ceremony, representatives from each agency shared how these funds will impact the lives of people in our community.
A special announcement was made that two additional $5,000 grants will be awarded to agencies for innovative collaborative projects that will expand services by working together. This RFP called “Accomplish More Together” Grant is made possible through a partnership with New Jersey Natural Gas, who was also the event sponsor of our distribution event!
With a dedication to helping in our community, Other grants awarded by MPCF included the Transformational Winners Circle Society grant to The ARC of Monmouth and in response to the pandemic, gave four Emergency Response grants at $10,000 each to local charities helping those most impacted and in need of help. It is through the generosity of our event participants and donors that since our inception $9,876,572 in grants have been distributed to benefit Monmouth County residents.
“I would like to thank our Board and all of our supporters who make it possible for Monmouth Park Charity Fund to reach so many worthwhile organizations that provide critical services to our families. The Distribution Tea is our way of recognizing our recipient agencies and showcasing the wonderful programs they provide for our community through the grants we provide. We are equally proud that our organization helps agencies build partnerships and provides avenues for them to work together to build stronger programs that help our community”, said Maureen Lloyd, President of the Board of Trustees.