George E. Norcross, III, Chairman of the Cooper University Health Care Board of Trustees, is proud to announce the first-ever Camden City Community Grant Program. Applications for the current grant cycle are now being accepted. Grant applications are due on or before Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at 3 p.m.


The Norcross Foundation, The Michaels Organization, NFI, and The Cooper Foundation initially announced the new $1 million grant program in January 2019. These community building grants will be awarded over the next five years to Camden City based, non-profit community organizations committed to making Camden a healthier place to live, work, learn and play.


Our mission is to invest in community building activities which will strengthen and promote the well-being of the community of Camden City. Our goal is to address social determinants of health, including employment, education, literacy, childhood experience, physical environment, social and community supports, nutrition, and arts to improve well-being.

If you are interested in applying, please review the Application Guidelines & Instructions.

We encourage interested organizations to complete a brief Intent to Apply Form

Grant Guidelines and Eligibility Instructions for Applying

Application Guidelines & Instructions
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Intent To Apply

Applicants intending to apply for The Cooper Foundation Camden City Community Grant Program are asked to complete a brief Intent to Apply Form with information about your organization as soon as possible.

Grant Application Documents - Please Submit All

Grant Application Cover Sheet
Grant Proposal Narrative Requirements
Project Budget Template (Please use Google Chrome browser to access)
Grant Application Checklist

Application Submission

1. Mail/Overnight Delivery - required to be postmarked no later than Friday, November 8, 2019 to be accepted:

Camden City Community Grants
c/o The Cooper Foundation
3 Cooper Plaza, Suite 500 
Camden, NJ 08103

2. Hand Delivery - no later than Friday, November 8, 2019 by 3 p.m. to The Cooper Foundation, located at 3 Cooper Plaza, Suite 500, Camden, NJ 08103.

Application Deadline

Friday, November 8, 2019


The Cooper Foundation will take written questions from applicants via email. All questions must be submitted in writing to

Responses to questions will be posted on The Cooper Foundation website for all applicants to review.

Questions and Responses - Updated 10.8.19