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Lead initiatives and support nonprofits that make our communities stronger and benefit people in need in eastern Bergen County

"Neighbors Helping Neighbors"


Check back often for upcoming events, seminars, fundraisers, and opportunities to get involved.

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Martini's and Meatballs Networking Event
Wednesdays this Summer
 June 7th, 
June 28th, & July 26th

Anthony's Coal Fried Pizza
10 Sterling Blvd Englewood NJ

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Annual Campaign  Update

10/1/16 to 9/30/17

The 3rd quarter is coming to a close.
Help us meet our goal of $300,00!

 Have you made your annual contribution yet?


The Community Chest would like to acknowledge the generosity of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza for sponsoring three evenings of “Martinis & Meatballs”   The three events, hosted by 3 volunteers, Sophie Zacharatos, Director of Marketing, Health East, Trevor Jadoo, principal of Jadoo and Zalenski, LLC and Board member of The Community Chest, and Helen Garcia, Administrative Coordinator for The Community Chest, were designed to be networking events for young professionals.  The restaurant, known locally for its philanthropic activities, worked closely with The Chest to create events to assist The Chest with raising funds for its Annual Campaign.  The restaurant will donate 20% of sales for each evening to The Community Chest.  Many thanks to Nick Testa, the restaurant’s manager, for his enthusiastic support of these events.

Congratulations Students!

Please join us in congratulating the awardees of multiple Grieco Scholarships from the 
Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Fund.

Pictured Here

Front row, L-R: Alexander Rubino, Sakshi Dadlani, Shaina Lacap, Brianny Alvarenga, Leslie Bre-Anna Peterson, Judy Aronson (Teacher)

Back row (L-R): Christopher Gliwa, Eugene Lee, Sandra Pinto (Community Chest, Director of Development), Dekyi Tenzin Tsotsong, Brian Donghyun Lee, Luis Fortuna.

Philanthropists Come Together at Women’s Impact Network

On May 24th, a group of women philanthropists gathered at Jayanne Tedesco's home at The Community Chest's invitation. With The Chest's new focus on promoting, recognizing and championing philanthropy, the event was planned to acknowledge the work of a group of women who have donated their time and service to local nonprofits in the area. CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING


The Celebration was a Success But Donations are Still Welcome

On May 3rd The Community Chest celebrated Spring by bringing together celebrities, friends, family, donors and agency representatives, for its annual Spring Gathering.  In the spirit of “neighbors helping neighbors”, the purpose of the event was to raise funds for the Chest’s Annual Campaign.   The Campaign provided funding for 23 nonprofits in 2016, serving more than 50,000 local residents. CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING

Many Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors of the 2017 Annual Spring Gathering


The Kamson Corporation


Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein/Jill & Scott Epstein

Bank of NJ

Connect One Bank


Armando and Dawn Diaz

PBM - Scott & Tammy Mager


Amberjack Solar

BMW of Tenafly
Boyd Richards, P.L.


Cole Schotz

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Investors Bank

Joe & Judy Klyde

Otterstedt Insurance Agency

PNC Bank



Stop & Shop


TD Bank

Jayanne Tedesco

The Uram Family

Valley National Bank

Visions Federal Credit Union

Loren, Jennifer, Sam & Juliette Wimpfheimer


Broadway Kitchens & Baths

Floor and Décor

Kent Builders Management, LLC

Lakeland Bank

Regent Atlantic

RSK Associates

Barbara Strauss and Tom Manolio

Wolfgang's Inc.

WRBC Charitable Foundation on behalf of Clermont Specialty Managers



Annette & Peter Corbin

LeGourmet Factory

The Teen Philanthropy Project

The Teen Philanthropy Project

The Community Chest is starting a Teen Philanthropy Club. This club will provide teens with the opportunity to experience the true meaning of charitable giving.
There is no charge to participate in the teen philanthropy club.

Learn About How the Funds Will Be Used and How You Can Contribute Today!

Teen Philanthropy Project

The Community Chest
Strategic Plan 2016-2019

Constant changes in society led the leadership of The Community Chest to examine the organization’s mission and goals and determine whether we are serving our communities in the best possible ways. In 2015 and 2016 a committee of volunteers, facilitated by consultant, Kirsten Reichert, and chaired by board member, Jayanne Tedesco, engaged in a process of reviewing the past and examining the future of The Community Chest. The questions asked related to how we can continue to address the needs of our communities.
Learn More About How We Plan to Bridge the Gap
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So What Is the Community Chest?

Our Mission is:

To lead initiatives and support nonprofits that make our communities stronger and benefit people in need in eastern Bergen County

Specific Activities Include:

  • Providing $200,000 in grants this year to 23 agencies.
  • Responding to Community Needs
  • Offering professional development programming to our grantees and the larger nonprofit community.
  • Monitoring changes in human services needs in Englewood, Tenafly, and Englewood Cliffs.
  • Bringing together organizations to work together to meet mutual goals.
  • Improving agency administration through professional development and consultation.
  • Providing consultation services to corporations and businesses around corporate social responsibility and corporate giving.
  • Providing volunteer opportunities for adults and students wishing to become involved in philanthropic endeavors.

What Is the Community Chest?

Learn More About the Community Chest by Watching This Short Video


Several large corporations have matching gifts programs. Donors are encouraged to consult with their employers about whether a matching gift program is available. Check the attached list to see if your company has this program.

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Funding Non-Profit Organizations in Our Local Community

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One charitable donation, no matter how big or small, goes a long way. Click here to read about the impact of contributions from neighbors and friends like you.

How My Donations Help

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Help us create a brighter future for everyone in our community. We are looking for generous donors and sponsors to support us in our efforts to improve the quality of life and to level the playing field for all.  Show us your support by making an annual cash or online contribution, by donating stock or other investment instruments, or by becoming a sponsor of an event or project.