Fanwood Community Foundation Grant Recipients & Successful Food Drive

(above) Community Foundation check award ceremony.

Grant Recipients & Successful Food Drive 

Fanwood Community Foundation 

The Fanwood Community Foundation (FCF)—marking 23 years of service to the community—is proud to announce the six local nonprofits that were awarded grants totaling $7,300 in 2021. “We’re honored to help support these worthy organizations. We are especially proud to come from a community that comes together to support their own during these last two difficult years,” said FCF President Peter Chemidlin.  

The grant recipients include:  

  • Caring Contact, an award-winning volunteer-staffed caring and crisis hotline and listening community.  
  • CASA 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. 
  • Jam Kancer in the Kan Foundation, a Scotch Plains organization that hosts games and events to raise money for organizations fighting cancer and families affected by cancer; grant monies provided holiday gifts for local families struggling with cancer.  
  • Fanwood Fire Department, protecting homes in Fanwood since 1890; the grant is slated to fund new equipment. 
  • Fanwood Rescue Squad, serving Fanwood and surrounding communities since 1948; the grant monies will fund turnout coats.  
  • Wolves Basketball Academy, an organization which provides a friendly and fun environment for special needs children to learn the fundamentals of basketball and play on a team.  

Other FCF Initiatives:  

FCF held a virtual food drive, raising a total of $2,940 for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ). FCF matched an additional $2021, which was delivered directly to the IHM Food Pantry in Scotch Plains—just in time for the holidays. Since the pandemic began, FCF has raised more than $15,564 for local families.  

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