Our Mission

The Fanwood Community Foundation mission is to help where the needs are the greatest and the benefits to Fanwood and its citizens are most substantial and provide public spirited donors with a vehicle for using their gifts in the best possible way now and in the future, thereby providing for inevitable change.

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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We're Back! Fanwood Community Foundation (FCF) Virtual Food Drive -- FCF to match $2,021!

Join the Holiday Virtual Food Drive

As we head into the colder weather, let's join forces and virtually stock the CFBNJ food pantries, including our local food pantry, IHM. FCF will match $2,021! Because of your generosity, FCF raised more than $11,500 for the NJ Food Pantries in 2020, with $4,041 of that going directly to our own IHM Food Pantry in Scotch Plains!


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

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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!

$10.00


2020 Year in Review

Thanks to generous donations from the community, the Fanwood Community Foundation (FCF) had a stellar year of giving in 2020.

The FCF raised more than $11,500 for the NJ Food Pantries, with $4,041 going directly to the local IHM Food Pantry in Scotch Plains.

In the spring of 2020, in response to the Community Food Bank of NJ's need for food due to Covid, the FCF launched a virtual food drive offering to match $2,020 and give that amount directly to the IHM Food Pantry in Scotch Plains. Thankfully, we surpassed the goal, and the FCF delivered a check to IHM for $2,020.

In November, leading into Thanksgiving, the FCF launched a second virtual food drive, "looking forward to 2021", this time offering to match $2,021. Again, thanks to the community, we surpassed the goal.

If you would like to dontate to the food pantry, click here.

With your support, FCF provided grants to three great local non-profit organizations, listed below.

The Fanwood Community Foundation presented a $2,021 grant check to the local IHM Food Pantry in Scotch Plains.

The Fanwood Community Foundation presented a $2,021 grant check to the local IHM Food Pantry in Scotch Plains.

2020 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Caring Contact

The Fanwood Community Foundation presented a $1,000 grant check 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.

Resolve Community Counseling Center

The Fanwood Community Foundation presented a $951 grant check to the Resolve Community Counseling Center, a mental health agency in Scotch Plains dedicated to providing quality and affordable counseling, advocacy, and educational programs for children, adolescents and adults, individuals, and families.

Wolves Basketball Academy

The Fanwood Community Foundation presented a $1,700 grant check to the Wolves Basketball Academy, which provides a fun, instructional and competitive environment where every young person can enjoy playing basketball and is given the personal attention to develop skills at his or her own pace.

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