In its most recent round of giving, the KearnyBank Foundation said on July 27 that it donated a total of $170,300 to five New Jersey-based charitable organizations.
“Our success enables us to help support those communities in which we conduct business, and we’re grateful for that,” said Kearny Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Craig Montanaro. “And it’s gratifying that our contributions are made to a range of different organizations. I believe this variety ensures that a broader range of people will ultimately benefit from the funds we share.”
Breaking down Kearny Bank’s five 2021 donations, to date:
- $65,000 to Junior Achievement of New Jersey to support several key offerings. Among these are the Women’s Future Leadership Academy and the JA High School Heroes program.
- $50,000 to the Kip Center in Rutherford to support multiple programs for seniors, including essential services such as Keeping Seniors Connected, Nutritious Meal Bag and Home Friends.
- $30,000 to the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) to fund a pilot, financial literacy initiative known as the Village Program.
- $15,300 to the National Council of Jewish Women for the Back 2 School program, which provides essential classroom, clothing and personal hygiene items for Essex County students.
- $10,000 to the New Jersey Community Development Corp. – which partners with groups that include Paterson-based Eva’s Village – to support the acquisition and distribution of 40 Chromebook computers, via the Housing First initiative.