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Annual Campaign  
10/1/17 to 9/30/18

We are kicking off our annual fundraising campaign. 
Help us meet our goal of $300,000!

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"Neighbors Helping Neighbors"

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


The Community Chest celebrated its 85th Anniversary of “Neighbors helping Neighbors” at their annual gala on April 18, 2018, at the Montammy Golf Club. The Chest was pleased to honor individuals and companies for their significant support of our vital mission to help neighbors in need and provide leadership training. Honorees for 2018 are: Philanthropist Award, Richard Engel & Swati Rao Engel; Community Champion Award, ConnectOne Bank; Public Spirit Award, The Rotary Club of Englewood. Our evening highlights includes remarks by Lori Stokes, a performance by the JCC Thurnauer Music Discovery Program students and a live auction with Nick Dawes. Thank you to our generous sponsors. attended our special event and took some wonderful photos of the evening, which they posted on their Be Social pages. Take a peek here.

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May 17, 2018
Women's Leadership Luncheon
"Toasting the Elizabeths: Celebrating Women Leaders in Bergen County."
The Community Chest hosted a luncheon celebrating the leadership of Elizabeth Cutter Morrow, founder of The Community Chest, Elisabeth Morrow, founder of the Elisabeth Morrow School, both residents of Englewood, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Suffragette, resident of Tenafly in partnership with The Elisabeth Morrow School. The well-attended luncheon also celebrated future women leaders by presenting scholarships to two local students who demonstrated leadership, compassion, innovation and the courage of her convictions.
Elizabeth Cutter Morrow

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The Community Chest's 85th Anniversary

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
The Community Chest Strategic Plan

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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 benefits 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?

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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.