Grants Awarded



Horizons is an enrichment program designed to promote the potential of a diverse population of children from low-income families. Guided by a professional faculty in a nurturing environment, the program emphasizes academics, the arts, intramural sports, swimming, and social growth. Horizons is committed to the development of the whole child through experiences that enhance self-esteem, foster awareness of community responsibility, build problem-solving skills, and encourage a life-long interest in learning. Horizons emphasizes a commitment to social responsibility, community service, and diversity.

Where Angels Play Foundation

The Where Angels Play Foundation was created by William Lavin, former President of the NJ State Firemen’s Mutual Benevolent Association in 2012 following the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Their vision was to memorialize the lives of the 26 victims, by building a playground in coastal towns in the tri-state area that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The Newtown families have assisted Where Angels Play Foundation in paying it forward by helping continue their initiative in building playgrounds for communities in need across the nation. The Where Angels Play Foundation has built 37 playgrounds to date.

Past Beneficiaries

  • 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc.
  • YMCA
  • Jason’s Dreams for Kids
  • S.P.U.R. (Special People United to Ride)
  • The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter
  • Boys & Girls Club, Monmouth County Chapter
  • Foundation to Save the Jersey Shore
  • Jay Dooley Foundation
  • Joan Dancy & PALS (People with ALS) Foundation
  • Mid Monmouth Fire Police
  • Police Unity Tour – Monmouth County Chapter
  • The Rumson Endowment Fund
  • Rumson Fire Company
  • Rumson Police Benevolent Association
  • The Sandy Ground Project: Where Angels Play
  • Special Olympics of Monmouth County
  • Union County Police & Fire Pipes & Drums
  • Women of Irish Heritage