Bank Shots: Spring 2024

1. Global eye bank Eversight receives $10K contribution from Kearny Bank: The 7,500 people who have corneal transplants each year just got some additional help, thanks to Kearny Bank donating $10,000 to the global eye bank Eversight. Provided through the KearnyBank Foundation, this funding will help support clinical operations at Michigan-based Eversight’s location in Clark, NJ.

2. OceanFirst Foundation awards $40K in scholarships to Brookdale Community College students: OceanFirst Foundation recently announced it awarded $40,000 in scholarships to benefit 40 students at Brookdale Community College. Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship to aid their academic pursuits.

The foundation emphasized its commitment to fostering educational opportunities and building partnerships with students. Students were encouraged to explore employment opportunities within the bank, highlighting the diverse career paths available in the banking industry.

3. Schuyler Savings Bank Names Kearny, NJ-Based Pathways to Independence to Receive SBRG Small Business Grant: Schuyler Savings Bank has announced that the first of its award recipients under a recent Small Business Recovery Grant Program (SBRG) offered through the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY) is Kearny, NJ-based Pathways to Independence.

Pathways to Independence is a social services organization offering program support services,
pre-vocational and vocational opportunities to adults with disabilities. These programs provide individuals with disabilities the skills necessary to reach their optimal level of functioning, enabling them to earn an income and to maximize their independent living skills.

4. TD Charitable Foundation to provide $7M in grants to support independent living for marginalized communities: TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, announced $7 million in available grants through its 18th annual Housing for Everyone grant program. Since its inception in 2005, the Housing for Everyone grant program has awarded more than $49 million to nonprofit organizations and helped support over 550 affordable housing initiatives in the U.S. communities TD serves.