|We know this is a difficult time for everybody and in the midst of fear and uncertainty, we’ve seen collaboration, kindness and service to others. We are so grateful and proud of the work of our nonprofit community.
Transparency is one of our core values and we felt it was important to keep everyone apprised of what we are doing to support during this time. We previously announced we would be proactively making contributions to local nonprofits that are providing direct services which support basic human needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been in continuous conversations with our nonprofit partners and philanthropic organizations to gauge the needs of the community. We have released over $100,000 in funding to local nonprofits that we have identified, who are on the frontlines during this health crisis. Additionally, we have committed over half a million dollars to the three healthcare systems that support the Central Jersey Shore. The funds have been directed to support the urgent needs of local Monmouth & Ocean County hospitals within these systems. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and be as responsive as possible to support our local community.
While organizations are trying to stay mobile, we want to ensure they are able to be in touch with their employees, board members and clients to continue doing their incredible work. We are providing Central Jersey Shore nonprofits with access to paid Zoom accounts free of charge for the next three months. We’ve had many nonprofits take advantage of Zoom and any nonprofit who still needs this service can visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GruninZoom to fill out a very quick intake form.
We could not get through this without those who are working tirelessly to keep services running to help the most vulnerable in our community. We are staying in touch daily with our nonprofit partners to ensure they have what they need to continue making an impact. Whether by funding, technology, fostering collaboration between organizations or just lending an ear, we are working hard to be there for our community during this time.
Thank you for all you do for our community in times of crisis and every day.
Your partners at the Grunin Foundation