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Economic Prosperity

River Counties Community Foundation supports programs designed to increase economic prosperity in our area, including safe and affordable housing, effective workforce development and financial literacy programs. Underscoring the importance of these services is the cycle of poverty that impacts pockets of our region.

Our priority is to support systems and initiatives that empower individuals and families to secure stable housing, build skills and seek resources that help them achieve good health, successful educational outcomes and economic potential.

Our goals:

  • Residents have opportunities to access and maintain safe and affordable housing in thriving, sustainable communities.
  • Residents are able to build the knowledge, skills and resources they need to attain financial independence and pursue career opportunities.

Habitat for Humanity Middlesex

Recent Grants

Summer/Fall 2020

 Total Amount Awarded to Date: $25,005

County of Gloucester – the Community Strides program, assisting Middlesex County residents who have an inability to consistently and fully pay for required counseling services.

Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity – to support material costs associated with Habitat’s Gaskins Road project.

Linking Hope and Help – to support and refine the work of The Link's Resources Consultant, whose job it is to support The Link’s clients in achieving and maintaining greater self-sufficiency.

VersAbility Resources, Inc. - to support employment, skill-building, and day support services for Lancaster, Middlesex, and Northumberland County residents with disabilities served by the Puller Center.