Grants

Category Essex County -
Year 2017

Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children of Essex County

Contact Name
Karen Burns, Executive Director
Amount
$20,000
Category
Essex County -
Location
Newark, NJ

For almost three decades, CASA for Children of Essex County has worked to promote the welfare of children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. They train and supervise volunteers to advocate for the best interest of children in court to ensure that each child receives needed services and assistance while speeding them to a safe and permanent home. Schumann provides operating support.

Independence: A Family of Services

Contact Name
Margaret Woods, Executive Director
Amount
$25,000
Category
Essex County -
Location
Newark, NJ

Independence: A Family of Services has served children and families in urban Essex County for more than 45 years – embodying a philosophy of respect for the strength and voice of the community it serves. The Schumann Fund provides operating support.

Ironbound Community Corporation

Contact Name
Joseph Della Fave, Executive Director
Amount
$20,000
Category
Essex County -
Location
Newark, NJ

The Schumann Fund provides operating support to this multi-services agency that

Life Camp

Contact Name
Kathleen Cree, Executive Director
Amount
$10,000
Category
Essex County -
Location
Pottersville, NJ

Each year Life Camp offers nearly 700 children from Urban Essex County a variety of summer recreational, academic, and character-building activities at its rural campus in Pottersville NJ. The Schumann Fund provides operating support.

Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity

Contact Name
Sharon Reilly-Tobin, M.E.N.D., Coordinator
Director, Catholic Charities Emergency Food Network Program
Amount
$10,000
Category
Essex County -
Location
East Orange, NJ

Since 1980 MEND has provided food to 16 pantries in their communities. The Schumann grant provides support for the agency’s “Health Pantries, Healthy Patrons” program to purchase and transport healthier food options to its member food pantries.

St. Benedict’s Preparatory School

Contact Name
Rev. Edwin D. Leahy, Principal
Amount
$25,000
Category
Essex County -
Location
Newark, NJ

St. Benedict’s Preparatory School is a beacon of academic and social success in the City of Newark. The Schumann grant supports this secondary school’s groundbreaking student counseling program.

The Salvation Army

Contact Name
Brenda Beavers, State Director of Human Services
Amount
$10,000
Category
Essex County -
Location
Newark, NJ

The Schumann Fund supports The Salvation Army’s “Grandfamilies Program,” that offers support and guidance to grandparents and other kinship caregivers providing primary care to children.

Total $120,000