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 2018

Gloucester Housing Partnership - $2,500 to assist residents of Gloucester County with home repairs designed to ensure each resident remains warm, safe, dry, and accessible in their home.

Samaritan Group - $2,000 to provide temporary emergency financial assistance to low income residents.

Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester - $1,385 to support and maintain LVG's ability to provide individualized tutoring and progress testing for learners striving to enhance their employment, marketability and quality of lives by improving their educational skills.

The Salvation Army, Gloucester Center - $1,000 to provide emergency family assistance through utility, emergency food, school supplies, rental/mortgage assistance and employment case management to low income families and individuals.

VersAbility Resources - $1,000 to support employment, skill-building, and day support services for Gloucester County residents with disabilities served by the Puller Center.