The Community Hope Fund, a non-profit, registered 501 (c) organization dedicated to promoting positive youth development and supporting charitable needs in Ocean Township and neighboring communities, once again announces the Request for Proposals for its Youth Development Grant Program.
Through this program, the hope fund supports local initiatives that employ innovative and research-based models to promote youth development. Specifically, CHF is looking for local programs that build “Developmental Assets” in youth. These assets are the 40 positive experiences and personal qualities that help determine whether youth make good or bad decisions.
This year, the Community Hope Fund will award grants to organizations within a 20-mile radius of Ocean Township. CHF requests that applications be designed to be inclusive to the community as a whole. The application form is available at the Township of Ocean Human Services Department, 601 Deal Road in Oakhurst, right next to the township library. Also, applications can be downloaded from the Community Hope Fund website, http://oceantwp.org/CommunityHopeFund.
Applications are to be sent to Grants Committee, P.O. Box 263, Oakhurst, N.J. 07755, and must be postmarked by May 26.