For 146 years, Manasquan Bank has provided direct support to organizations seeking to make a positive difference in our communities. With the formation of the Manasquan Bank Charitable Foundation, we are bringing that initiative to the next level. Designed to support those serving unmet local needs in new ways, the Foundation will serve as the bank’s single source of financial assistance for qualified non-profits who share our passion to create positive societal change.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Uniquely meets community needs and encourages coordination with other efforts
Provides services to the Community that may not otherwise be available
Advances innovative and long-term strategies to address recognized needs
Demonstrates sustainability and an ability to obtain future funding if needed
Grants or awards are generally limited to the Bank’s existing market areas. Awards will include support for program development as well as for new and expanded facilities and equipment. Grant recipients must demonstrate:
Please note that the Foundation does not provide grants or financial support to the following:
Your request for funding begins with the completion of our Grant Application Form. Upon review, you may also be asked to submit additional details, including:
New for 2020, Manasquan Bank is proudly launching a new workplace volunteer program called CREW Cares. All Bank employees are encouraged to volunteer up to 15 hours per year and we are looking for new volunteer opportunities. If your organization demonstrates a need for our volunteer efforts, then please complete the request form attached. Completed request forms should be sent to HumanResources@manasquan.bank.
We look forward to partner with you in our volunteerism efforts.
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Together with the Charitable Foundation Inc., Manasquan Bank has set aside reserve funds of $100,000 for additional grants to support the relief needs of local communities. Each grant will be available for up $2,500 that reflect the urgent needs for immediate relief during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The special reserve grants are for available for not-for-profits 501 (c) (3) or other non-profit status organizations that assist in sustaining life and bringing encouragement to those, in their market, who have been overwhelmingly and disproportionately impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19). These organizations provide necessary housing and shelter, finance, transportation, healthcare, food, medicine and basic necessities to the residents of Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean Counties.