Economic Prosperity

Gloucester Community Foundation supports programs designed to increase economic prosperity in our area, including safe and affordable housing, effective workforce development and financial literacy programs. Underscoring the importance of these services is the cycle of poverty that impacts pockets of our region. As a result, these residents are at greater risk of homelessness, incarceration and emergency medical needs.

Our priority is to support systems and initiatives that empower individuals and families to secure stable housing, build skills and seek resources that help them achieve good health, successful educational outcomes and economic potential.

Our goals:

  • Residents have opportunities to access and maintain safe and affordable housing in thriving, sustainable communities.
  • Residents are able to build the knowledge, skills and resources they need to attain financial independence and pursue career opportunities.

Recent Grants

Spring 2016

Gloucester Housing Partnership
$4,000 to provide home repair case support for low-income Gloucester residents, including roof repair, electrical/plumbing upgrades, or ramp construction.

Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester
$963 to support individualized tutoring and progress testing for adults striving to improve their educational skills, and the maintenance of the Gloucester County Sheriff Department's Pearson-Vue GED testing site.

The Salvation Army

$1,000 to support for the Social Services Program, providing utility, emergency food, and rental/mortgage assistance to low-income Gloucester families and individuals, in addition to case management.

The Samaritan Group 
$4,000 to provide funding for temporary financial emergencies, including electricity, rent, and car repairs to Gloucester residents.

VersAbility Resources
$1,000 to assist in transportation for employment, training, and day support services for adults with disabilities at the Puller Center.