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Building Through Charitable Giving
Being part of a community means supporting those who are working hard to create positive change within it. At Manasquan Bank, we believe in doing our part. That’s why we created the Manasquan Bank Charitable Foundation. Founded in 2014, The Manasquan Bank Charitable Foundation has provided both financial and onsite support to local non-profits that are serving our community’s needs. Learn how we’re driving social impact and giving back.
Manasquan Bank Charitable Foundation, Inc. is a private foundation designed to support the local communities served by Manasquan Bank through grants and other funding. Our goal is to enhance the efforts of not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other organizations within our local communities who are working to solve unfulfilled needs through innovative thinking and programs.
Targeted Funding Priorities
We seek to support those who inspire passion about learning. This may include programs that enhance education or deepen student aspirations. Efforts focusing on economics, finance, communications, business and public speaking are of particular interest.
Social and Civic Services
Quality of life is made better for all by those who provide vital services. The Foundation will support volunteer and other organizations that bolster the social infrastructure, including fire departments, rescue squads and health-care services.
Health and Wellness
Better health is the pathway to building stronger communities. Health care organizations or non-profits that are bringing new thinking to the advancement of physical and mental health for all ages are welcome to apply.
Productive communities benefit from numerous forms of engagement beyond work or the classroom. Programs that provide facilities for and promote athletic and recreation teams and programs may be eligible.
Culture and Arts
A form of economic enterprise, arts and culture bring people together across cultures and ages. Whether in the form of education, entertainment, or the creation of platforms that showcase local talent, we believe in their importance.
Grant Selection Criteria
Directly relates to Foundation priorities and areas of interest
Includes a strategy for leveraging other local/regional resources and support
Produces cost-effective results which can be measured and evaluated
Incentivizes collective community problem solving in the private & public sectors
We believe in creating stronger, more prosperous communities.
As such, the efforts of the Foundation will be aligned around the following areas of impact. We are especially interested in programs that exhibit an innovative approach to serving needs not already being met.
- 501 (c) 3 Status
- A need for private financial support
- Direct relevance to the Foundation’s areas of giving interest
Please note that the Foundation does not provide grants or financial support to the following:
- Political organizations or candidates for political office
- Religious organizations or activities for sectarian purposes
- Individual endeavors (other than scholarship funds)
- Officers and Directors of the Bank, the Company, and any affiliates thereof
Apply for Grant Funding
Your request for funding begins with the completion of our Grant Application which can be accessed by hitting Apply Now below:
- A statement of purpose
- The target area the project addresses and the goals it hopes to achieve
- Financial statements, including sources of funding, the organization’s total budget, total project budget and amount requested
- Disclosure of any Bank Employee, Director or Advisory Director knowledgeable about the project or initiative
- Evidence of 501 (c) 3 status as determined by the IRS
Have questions? Please contact us at (732) 223-4450
CREW Cares Employee Volunteer Program
Our award-winning employee volunteer program, CREW Cares, is designed to encourage employee volunteerism within our communities. Bank employees can volunteer up to 15 hours per year and we are always looking for new volunteer opportunities. If your organization demonstrates a need for our volunteer efforts, then please complete the request form found here. Please send completed request forms to [email protected].
We look forward to partnering with your organization in our volunteerism efforts.