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 2023

Total Amount Awarded: $13,350

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

Gloucester United Emergency Shelter Team - shelter expenses for the Motel Voucher Program to provide overnight shelter for persons and families experiencing homelessness in the Gloucester community.

Helping the Homeless Ministry - Driving Out Hunger, mobile food bus support.