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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!

 Make your contribution today!

"Neighbors Helping Neighbors"

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


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

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Oktoberfest Flyer

Oktoberfest 2017
Thank you to all of our attendees and sponsors that contributed to a fun and successful evening. All enjoyed a great selection of craft beers, a delicious Bavarian dinner, music, dancing, prizes and more. We appreciate your participation, which supports our work to make our communities stronger and helps provide services to benefit people in need. 

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

Students with Awards

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.

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

Group of Students

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

Have You Seen Me Around Your Town?

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


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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.