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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!

Grant Applications being accepted now: March 2nd for Annual Grants and March 23rd for Impact Grants.

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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

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Wine Art

February 8, 2018
Art Exhibit - Celebrating the 85th Anniversary of The Community Chest "Art for the People: a collaborative effort in using art to benefit the community"
Opening Reception  The Gallery at bergenPAC 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wine & hors d'oeurves served
Sponsors: Apostrophe NYC, bergenPAC, Northern NJ Community Foundation, The Community Chest, Westy Self Storage

April 18, 2018

Annual Spring Gala
"Celebratring 85 Years of Service to the Community"
Montammy Country Club
Alpine, NJ

Tickets available online soon
Sponsorships welcome 
Contact Shelly Wimpfheimer: shelly@community  or
(201) 568-7474

Group of Students

Linda Rosenberg May 14, 2018
Lecture by Linda Rosenberg
National Council on Behavioral Health
In recognition of Mental Health Month

"The Complex Business of Health Care: Issues and Areas of Agreement and Disagreement"
Sponsored in partnership with Vantage Health System and The National Council on Behavioral Health
RSVP: Call Shelly WImpfheimer (201) 568-7474
June 28, 2018
Women's Leadership Luncheon
"Toasting the Elizabeths: Celebrating Women Leaders in Bergen County."
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
Sponsored in parntership with
The Elisabeth Morrow School
Ticket and sponsorship information, call:
Shelly Wimpfheimer (201) 568-7474
Elizabeth Cutter Morrow

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


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.