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 2019

The Salvation Army, Gloucester Center - $1,500 to provide emergency family assistance through utility, emergency food, school supplies, rental/mortgage assistance, and employment case management to low-income families and individuals.

Gloucester Housing Partnership, Inc - $2,000 to assist indigent residents of Gloucester County with home repairs designed to ensure each resident remains warm, safe, dry, and accessible in their home.

Samaritan Group, Inc. - $3,000 to assist low-income residents of Gloucester County with temporary financial emergencies.