Founding Sponsors April 2020

The Cooper Foundation is Accepting New Applications for the Camden City Community Grant Program


George E. Norcross, III, Chairman of the Cooper University Health Care Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce a supplemental round of Camden City Community Grant Program. Applications are now being accepted. Grant applications are due on or before Monday, June 1, 2020 at 3 p.m


Conner Strong & Buckelew, American Water, The Michaels Organization, NFI, and The Cooper Foundation are the founding sponsors of the new $1 million grant program which will award community building grants over the next five years to Camden City based non-profit 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.


Organizations that received grants announced on Feb. 6, 2020 are not eligible to apply for this supplemental round of funding.


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 Monday, June 1, 2020 to be accepted:

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

2. Email - scanned and emailed to no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hand-delivered applications will not be accepted at this time. 

Application Deadline

Monday, June 1, 2020


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 from Previous Round - Updated 10.30.19