Our Mission

The Fanwood Community Foundation mission is to fulfill the charitable goals of our donors while supporting the current and future needs of our community.

Helping the Community Since 1998

The Fanwood Community Foundation owes its inception to four individuals committed to giving back to the community where they lived and raised their children. Bob and Carol Kraus, Fred Chemidlin and Ted Frankenbach had the idea to form this Foundation funded largely by their donations to better the Fanwood community that means so much to them. We are grateful for their initiative and generosity; we strive to continue the vision they had for the Foundation and the mission to meet the needs of the Fanwood community.



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Helping the Community Since 1998


Caring Contact

A $1,000 grant check was presented to the Caring Contact organization, an award-winning volunteer-staffed caring and crisis hotline and listening community. They provide active listening support and best-in-class education to the central and northern NJ community.



A $1000 grant check was presented to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Union County, an organization that trains, supervises and supports community volunteers to advocate for abused, neglected and abandoned children placed in foster homes or residential facilities. CASA volunteers ensure children’s best interests remain the priority while working toward establishing a safe, stable and permanent home for each child served.


Jam Kancer in the Kan Foundation

A $1500 grant check was presented to the Jam Kancer in the Kan Foundation, a Scotch Plains organization that hosts games and events to raise money for organizations fighting cancer and for families effected by cancer. Grant monies will provide holiday gifts for local families struggling with cancer.


Fanwood Fire Department

A $1500 grant check was presented to the Fanwood Fire Department, which has been protecting homes in Fanwood since 1890. The grant will be used to purchase new equipment.


Fanwood Rescue Squad

A $1100 grant check was presented to the Fanwood Rescue Squad, which has been serving Fanwood and surrounding communities since 1948. The grant monies will be used to purchase turnout coats.


Wolves Basketball Academy

A $1,200 grant check was presented to the Wolves Basketball Academy, which provides a fun, instructional and competitive environment where every young person can enjoy playing basketball.



FCF Completes 3rd Virtual Food Drive for Local Food Pantries!

Fanwood Community Foundation's IHM Food Pantry Donation

The Fanwood Community Foundation's match of $2,021 was delivered to the IHM Food Pantry in Scotch Plains just in time for the holidays, thanks to our generous neighbors for helping us reach our goal!

This is the third food drive where FCF joined forces with the CFBNJ. To-date, FCF raised more than $15,564 for local families, and $6,062 of that was given directly to IHM! Our drive remains open; click here to donate.

The Community Food Bank of New Jersey services food pantries in our area including Church of Immaculate Heart Food Pantry. CFBNJ, a member of Feeding America®, is the state's largest anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization, supporting more than 1,000 community partners, including local food pantries (like IHM in Scotch Plains) and soup kitchens, throughout the 15 New Jersey counties it serves. CFBNJ ensures access to nutritious food for vulnerable individuals and families while also preparing to meet the ever-growing need.

The Community Food Bank of NJ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization making your donations tax-deductible.

For the Love of Fanwood

Ornament/Sun Catcher - For the Love of Fanwood

Send an email to fanwoodcommunityfoundation@gmail.com and we will make arrangements for you to get one!