By Joshua Burd
The Alfred N. Sanzari Family Foundation has announced a combined $50,000 in grants under its latest round of funding for nonprofits in northern New Jersey.
The organization last week said the funds, which come under its spring and summer 2022 grant program, will support 13 recipients:
- Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative, to sustain the ongoing operations of its free health care center in Hackensack;
- Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic, to help fund its Academic Success Program, which provides full-year academic support providing focused on academic enrichment, school engagement, targeted dropout prevention and intensive intervention and case management;
- Community Hope Inc., to support the organization’s work to provide shelter and food as well as wraparound services focus on health care and wellbeing.
- Family Promise of Bergen County, to support rent and homeless prevention, transportation, childcare, financial education and other related workshops, professional and personal services for low-income families experiencing homelessness;
- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark, to support the Critical Repair and Healthy Homes initiative, which has a goal of identifying and fixing barriers to safe and healthy living conditions through rehabilitation, home repairs and home preservation;
- Hackensack Meridian Health Bergen, for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Family Support Program, which provides resources and education to NICU families with a particular focus on financial assistance programs;
- Eva’s Village, to support its Hope Residence in Paterson program, which provides mothers with opioid and substance use disorder treatment programs, workforce development and supportive housing programs which removes a significant barrier to treatment, employment training and employment;
- New Bridge Medical Center, to help recruit and train clinical talent for its highly specialized programs as well as provide education and information about eating disorders and raise awareness of the new services available to at-risk communities at New Bridge Medical Center;
- Oasis, to help fund the organization’s GED program that offers impoverished students’ daily access to a network of integrated services including meals and clothing ensuring that students can obtain their high school equivalency diploma and become economically self-sufficient;
- Social Service Association of Ridgewood and Vicinity, to help cover transportation costs for local residents who are struggling to afford gas for their personal vehicles and public transportation;
- Spectrum for Living Development Inc., to support its Intermediate Care Facility, which provides comprehensive care to medically intensive patients living with severe developmental disabilities between the ages of 21 and 65+.
- Table to Table, to fund daily operations for New Jersey’s first food rescue organization;
- Women’s Rights to Information Center, to help provide groceries needed to families in emergency hotel placement.
The Alfred N. Sanzari Family Foundation was established in 2006 to carry on the legacy of Alfred N. Sanzari, the founder of Alfred Sanzari Enterprises, through the promotion and support of a wide range of causes throughout northern New Jersey, according to a news release. The organization supports the promotion of health care with a special preference for patient care and Parkinson’s disease, local education programs and programs that assist disadvantaged populations such as shelters and housing, along with services for women and children in need.
Since its founding, the ANS Family Foundation has donated more than $2 million to organizations throughout northern New Jersey and surrounding communities.
“We are in awe of the countless non-profits who make such an immeasurable impact on individuals and families across the state,” said Dana Jareck, a member of the Alfred N. Sanzari Family Foundation board of trustees. “It’s an honor and a privilege to provide financial support to many of these organizations to help them meet their goals and accomplish their invaluable work in the year ahead.”