Invest In Our Girls Today

The GrassROOTS Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity organization. We rely on a combination of paid consultants, volunteer service, in-kind donations, grants and corporate sponsorships to support our programs. We also graciously accept gifts and donations from the public.

 

 Your donations are greatly appreciated and will go toward improving the health and well-being of women and girls living in poverty. We welcome one gift or recurring donations.

How to Invest

Donate Online

Thank you for choosing to support The GrassROOTS Community Foundation! Use your credit card or Paypal account to make a one-time donation or to set up recurring donations.

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Donate by Check

You can make a donation by check. Your support is deeply appreciated by The GrassROOTS Community Foundation, youth and community. We welcome one time donations as well as recurring gifts. Please make check payable to GrassROOTS Community Foundation.

 

Mail donations to 59 Main Street Suite 323 West Orange, NJ 07052.

Honorarium and Memorials

We appreciate your gift in honor of a special occasion or in memory of a loved one. To make a memorial or honorary gift by check, credit card or stock, inform us of the name of the person you are honoring or memorializing and be sure to include the individual’s name and address (for honorary gifts) or the family’s contact name and address (for memorials).We will notify the individual or family of your thoughtfulness, but we will not reveal the amount of your gift.

Workplace Giving

To learn more about workplace giving, please email Dr. Johnson Dias at president@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org.

Organizations that currently offer corporate matches:

  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Morgan Stanley
Invest by Interest

Seedlings

Invest our youngest girls and programs like Super Camp in New Jersey where we are helping girls become leaders. Help us bring this program to other communities.

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Leaves

Invest in our middle school aged girls and programs like Leaves at Lingelbach School in Philadelphia where we are helping girls transform their neighborhoods. Help us bring these programs to other communities.

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Branches

Invest in our high school aged girls and programs like Branches at Central High School. Help us bring these programs to other communities.

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Roots

Invest in programs like Roots at Interfaith Hospitality Network that services homeless mothers and children. Help us bring these programs to other communities.

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Volunteer

If you would like to get involved and make a difference in the lives of young girls, below are some areas of need. Click on the GET INVOLVED button and fill out the form. Let us know what you are interested in assisting, where geographically do you want to help, and your contact information.

Join the GrassROOTS Research or Program Team
Become a Super Camp Trailblazer
Become a GrassROOTS Intern
Volunteer for a Community Event
Reasons to Invest

Civic engagement and youth organizing can improve educational and employment opportunities

Socially engaged citizens feel a sense of urgency about improving their community.

Youth civic engagement reduces risky behavior, increased success in school and leads to greater civic participation later in life.

Expressing your right to vote can help promote good mental health and, in turn, good physical health.

70% of the poor are women and children.

Black poverty rates have been slowly increasing since reaching 25.7% for all Black families and 41.2% for Black families headed by single mothers.

4 out of 5 African American women are obese.

Neighborhood poverty is associated with childhood obesity.

Poor children have a 28% greater risk of becoming obese.

30% of Newark residents live below the US poverty threshold.

57% of Philadelphia children (ages 6-11) are obese

Health and poverty are inextricably intertwined.

Our Major Investors

We’d like to give special thanks to our major supporters who have provided generous donations to support and invest in our women and girls.

We have a diverse set of investors. Whether financial or in-kind supporter, the organizations and people you who give to the foundation are committed to the long-term health and well-being of women and girls.

The following are major funders for our programs.

  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Princeton Area Community Foundation
  • Lisa Anekwe
  • Monami Entertainment
  • Tarik Trotter
  • Noble Strategy
  • Barnabas Health
  • Rich Nichols
  • The Lomax Family Foundation

These organizations and individuals provide ongoing financial and in-kind support to the foundation.

  • Interfaith Hospitality Network
  • Matthew AME Church
  • Super Fly Mom
  • The Black Rose Foundation
  • The Living Source
  • SEFG Entertainment

These organizations and individuals provide in-kind support in the forms of building space, resources, services and materials to the foundation.

  • Exclusive Events
  • In the Wink of An Eye
  • Anu Prestonia & Khamit Kinks
  • City of Newark
  • Sigma Sound
  • Skai Blue Media
  • HealthCorp
  • Grey Goose
  • Red Bull
  • Athletic Genius
  • Reebok
  • MamaLei Body Essentials
  • Research Imagining
  • WNBA/NY Liberty
  • The Beautiful Project

These organizations and individuals donated funds to support the Super Camp Scholarship Fund. This fund provides financial aid for girls accepted into the Super Camps.

  • The Might North Jersey Chapter of Jack and Jill
  • Brian and Holly Hargrave
  • Carolyn J. Williams
  • Alisha Moore
  • Melanie McCormick
  • Catarcia Middleton
  • Tujuana Eaton
  • Virgie Shaw
  • Kaji Price
  • Felicia Barden
  • Lucrecia Dodson
  • LaShawndra Williams
  • Tanessa Bennett
  • James Dorsey
  • Caroline Clarke

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