THE COMMUNITY CHEST: 90 Years Supporting the Community
Founded in 1933 during the Great Depression, The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization headquartered in Englewood, New Jersey, supports local nonprofit organizations serving people in need in eastern Bergen County. The funds raised from a portion of the sale of Horbund’s paintings will support the Chest's 2023-2024 priorities in these areas:
• Mental Health
• Food Insecurity and Healthy Eating
• Home Care (Health Care Staffing and Services)
• Educational Enhancement/College and Career Prep
• Racial Justice Education.
The Community Chest awards competitive grants to nonprofit agencies to provide services to residents in need from these communities: Alpine, Bergenfield, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan, Rockleigh and Tenafly. For further information about the art exhibition or The Community Chest, contact (201) 568-7474. Contributions to The Community Chest may be sent by check made out to The Community Chest, located at 122 South Van Brunt Street, 2nd Floor, Englewood, NJ 07631. Donations are tax-deductible, as permitted by law.
About The Community Chest
Founded in 1933, The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization headquartered in Englewood, New Jersey, has supported local not-for-profit agencies for 90 years. The Chest leads initiatives and supports nonprofits that make our communities stronger and benefit people in need in eastern Bergen County. Each year, The Chest raises funds and allocates them to agencies demonstrating the capacity to provide services to local citizens. The organization also provides coordinating and planning services in its communities, serving as a bridge between agencies and organizations and investing in the stability and quality of the service network.
The Community Chest's Board of Managers is comprised of community leaders dedicated to improving the lives of neighbors in need. People interested in being considered for board membership may contact Executive Director Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer at (201) 568-7474. For further information about The Chest, visit www.thecommunitychestebc.org/ or contact (201) 568-7474. Stay updated about the organization’s activities on Facebook, Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter).
Photos Courtesy of Max Horbund. Art photos by Max Horbund.