The Bolger Foundation Announces Fall 2022 Grant Recipients

By: The Bolger Foundation
RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - Nov. 24, 2022 - PRLog -- The Bolger Foundation has announced the results of its June 1-September 1, 2022, funding cycle. Nine (501)(c)(3) organizations will receive a total of $757,500, with $525,500 given in the form of challenge grants.

Maine 4-H Foundation (Bridgton, ME) received $130,000 towards the purchase of land adjacent to their Bryant Pond Facility and a new projector plus classroom renovations to transform Bridgton's Magic Lantern Theater into the Magic Lantern Innovation Lab & Learning Center.

Eva's Village (Paterson, NJ) was given $50,000 to upgrade their security gates and facility access. The organization serves individuals throughout the Passaic County area who struggle with homelessness, hunger, poverty, addiction, and mental health issues.

The Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (Ridgewood, NJ) received $25,000. Bergen County's first Black church was established at the turn of the 20th century by Lucinda L. Jackson, a former slave.

Inspire Sports Camps (Maywood, NJ) must raise $30,000 in order to receive $15,000. In 2021, Inspire Sports Camps were named as a Regional Winner of Chick-Fil-A's True Inspiration Award. Their vision is to transform cities, one camper at a time, by providing unforgettable experiences to underserved youth.

Selah Freedom (Sarasota, FL) also received a 2:1 challenge grant, pledging to raise $25,000 in order to receive $12,500. They seek to end sex trafficking and bring freedom to those exploited by it.

God's Kitchen (Palatka, FL) will raise $25,000 to be matched by The Bolger Foundation. The faith-based nonprofit delivers approximately 1200 nutritious meals each month to more than 110 homebound and/or less fortunate residents of Florida's Putnam County.

Greater Bergen Community Action (Hackensack, NJ) will raise $125,000 to be matched by The Bolger Foundation and put to use in the 501(c)(3) organization's $7.1 million transformation of an existing building into a free community health center featuring a medical clinic, mental health services, pharmacy, and food bank.

The Valley Hospital (Ridgewood, NJ) likewise accepted a 1:1 challenge grant of $125,000, with that amount to be raised by The Valley Hospital Foundation and matched by The Bolger Foundation. The fully accredited 451-bed not-for-profit acute care hospital offers emergency, inpatient, and outpatient services.

Servant's Heart Ministry (Paterson, NJ) will raise $2.25 million and then receive $250,000 from The Bolger Foundation. Servant's Heart offers training and mentorship in various trades and partners with local organizations to impact under-resourced communities through renovation projects.

Applications for  Spring 2023 grants from The Bolger Foundation will be accepted online at from November 1, 2022, through February 1, 2023.

About The Bolger Foundation

Founded in 1964 by financier and philanthropist David F. Bolger, The Bolger Foundation focuses on conservation and preservation; physical and mental health; and community programs for those underprivileged and underserved.

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