Community Hope Fund

Township of Ocean of Monmouth County

Promoting youth development and supporting charitable needs for the Township of Ocean and surrounding communities

The Community Hope Fund (CHF)

is a 501c (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote youth development and support the charitable needs of our community.

CHF programs include, but are not limited to:

Youth Development / Grants Family Assistance / Individual Assistance

Other Charitable Needs

Small grants will be available on an annual basis to non-profit organizations and community-based programs conducted in Monmouth County within a twenty-mile radius of the Township of Ocean, Monmouth County, NJ.

Community Hope Fund Grant Guidelines and Application

Please visit our website for more information:


The Community Hope Fund Board of Trustees

Denise Parlamas, President

Richard Long, Vice President

Carl Cappadona, Treasurer

Robin Lauria, Recording Secretary

Anne Marie Sparaco, Correspondence

Debbie Arbus

Judi Bonifanti

Marie Curtis

Shelley Eilenberg

Debbie Fromkin

Joanne Strollo

Sharon Moleski, Human Services Representative

Neighbor Assistance

The Community Hope Fund strives to be a source of support and to make life a little better for neighbors who are struggling financially due to temporary and/or unexpected life circumstances. Assistance is available for individuals and families living in the Township of Ocean.

CHF provides assistance by:

  • Organizing supply drives for items such as clothing, food and holiday gifts.
  • Providing limited emergency assistance.
  • Grocery or general merchandise gift cards.