Grant Programs

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.

Aligning with the mission of MPCF grants are given in one of the 5 service areas as listed below:

  1. Health/Medical/Wellness: Projects or programs that improve the physical and/or mental well-being of people living in Monmouth County.
  2. Children and Families: Projects or programs whose focus is to strengthen the lives of children and families living in Monmouth County
  3. Education: Projects or programs that advance or improve learning opportunities for children and/or adults living in Monmouth County.
  4. Basic Needs: Projects or programs that meet basic needs for everyday living such as housing & housing needs, and food insecurity for residents living in Monmouth County
  5. Special Populations: Projects or programs that meet critical needs for special populations living in Monmouth County.

Our Traditional Grants Program

How Does Our Organization​ Apply For A Grant?

2020 Roberta O. Fox 73rd Annual Distribution of Funds Tea

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.

Event Booklet


"We are humbled to be among the charities honored at the annual tea, organizations that represent the best of our community. With the fund's help, our patients will lead healthier and more productive lives, and our medical volunteers can continue caring for those in need."
Eugene F. Cheslock, MD
President, Parker Family Health Center
"Scholarships are always a welcome source of support for our students. Your generosity, which is such a vote of confidence in a Monmouth education, help provide our students with the support they need to complete an intellectually challenging and rigorous academic experience grounded in the liberal arts. One of the greatest joys in life comes from knowing you have impacted someone else positively, and Monmouth University sincerely appreciates your commitment to our students' success. Thank you again for your ongoing support of Monmouth University and our student scholars."
Stephanie M. Tolas
Director, Stewardship and Donor Relations Monmouth University
"Thank you for your generous donation for the scholars of the Majorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies. It is always heartening to receive donations that help our students achieve their goals and become productive members in the health care environment. We very much appreciate your support for the programs we offer."
Janet Mahoney, PH.D
Dean/Professor, Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies
"On behalf of the children and families of Monmouth Day Care Center, I would like to thank you for your grant. The Monmouth Park Charity Fund has been a good friend to the Monmouth Day Care Center for many years. We appreciate your continued support. Without friends like you we could not continue to provide a quality early childhood program to the children from families who are struggling to make ends meet."
Heidi Zaentz
Executive Director, Monmouth Day Care Center
"Heart disease is the single largest health threat for women's lives each year in the United States. This thoughtful gift will enable CentraState to provide the latest advancements in women's heart healthcare and educate patients and their families about advancements in women's heart health. Your support will help make a meaningful difference in the lives of the women in our community."
Nancy Barone, CFRE
Vice President, Development Centrastate Healthcare
"This holiday season, Holiday Express will be singing and dancing their way through 68 events, leaving a trail of holiday cheer and human kindness behind them. It is only through the generosity of individuals, businesses and foundations that we can continue to fund the much needed programs of Holiday Express. We are grateful for your very generous support and continued interest in our organization's work helping those in need."
Tim McLoone
President, Holiday Express
"Dedicated supporters like you help to inspire over 850 local kids who without, might not have a safe space after school or access to tools they need to succeed in life. You help to provide trained and caring staff at our Asbury Park and Red Bank Units, grow exciting and educational Club programming, and offer life-changing experiences so that our kids have a chance to thrive."
Douglas Eagles
Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County
"On behalf of the organization, I want to thank all those associated with the Monmouth Park Charity Fund for the ongoing support of our mission. From our food pantry to our addictions programs and many services in between, we are there for the disenfranchised, the under employed, the indigent, the children and the elderly. Thanks to your efforts we will be able to continue the positive impact that we have on their lives."
Paul B. Freeman ACSW
Executive Director, Jewish Family and Children's Service of Monmouth County
"We wish to acknowledge receipt of a contribution from the Monmouth Park Charity Fund, made in memory of Betty Iselin. We want you to know how much we appreciate your continued interest and support of the work we do with children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities, including autism, at Rising Treetops."