Westfield Foundation Joins the Westfield United Fund in Giving Back

Westfield – The Westfield Foundation recently donated $30k to the We Love Local fund which is dedicated to helping independently owned local businesses in Westfield, NJ.  The Westfield Foundation matched $30k in donations received in March.  The Covid19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on small businesses in Westfield, surrounding communities, the state and nation. The fund has raised over $225k since it was announced.

If you would like to contribute to the fund and help small businesses in Westfield, please go to: http://www.westfieldunitedfund.org and click on the Donate Now to We Love Local button.

For 45 years, the Westfield Foundation has provided funding support in the areas of the arts, health, aging, historic preservation, social services and civic projects.  In addition to supporting capital projects of established social service agencies in the community, the Westfield Foundation has also been and important resource of ‘seed money’ for smaller organizations and emerging needs. 

Pictured: (l to r): Elizabeth Chance, Foundation Executive Director, and Foundation Board members Stanley Gersch, DMD, Corey Wu-Jung and Rupa Motwani.

Foundation announces 3rd and 4th Quarter grants

Westfield – In the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2019, Westfield Foundation distributed $103,260  in grants to 12 different agencies: Caring ContactCranford First Aid SquadJewish Family Service of Central New Jersey, Emmanuel Cancer FoundationAlzheimer’s New Jersey, Family Promise Union CountyTwo Hundred Club of Union CountyCenter for Hope HospiceYouth & Family Counseling Services of New Jersey, YWCA Union CountyNJ Workshop for the Arts and the Town of Westfield.  Projects these grants will assist include the updating and purchasing of new equipment, scholarships, public artwork, a music production studio, support of programs for youth and caretakers and workshops for long-term success.

The diversity of grant recipients is a testament to the fact that the Foundation’s grants impact many lives.  The foundation focuses on four sectors: Arts, Education, Health and Social Services.  Grants from the Foundation help individuals and agencies launch promising civic projects, so they can become sustainable agencies that meet a specific community need.  

This winter, Westfield Foundation is holding their annual fundraising appeal. The Foundation has added the capability of making a secure donation, via their website, for the first time.  It’s as easy as a click to donate and help your neighbors in need. Click here to make a donation now.

The Foundation holds only one annual fundraising campaign per year. If you wish to donate by check, to the foundation’s current annual appeal, donations may also be sent to: Westfield Foundation, PO Box 2295, Westfield, NJ 07091.  

If you have questions about making a donation or are interested in creating a ‘family legacy’ which would benefit the community for years to come, click here for more information.