Pascal Sykes Foundation Announces 2017-18 Grant Awardees

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Frances P. Sykes, president of the Pascale Sykes Foundation, announced the Foundation’s grant awards for the 2017-18 operating year on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017. As in previous years, grants were again awarded to Strengthening Families Collaborations, Traditional grantees and Transportation Plus grantees. 

“The Foundation focuses on collaborations offering open, voluntary enrollment that target low-income families with two adults at the head of the household and at least one actual or potential wage earner,” said Sykes.

“Our Whole Family Approach supports programs offering integrated services that produce gradual behavior changes in all family members as they work toward common goals. We encourage collaborations with volunteers, neighborhood workers, inter-agency cooperation and marriage strengthening.”

The Foundation helps to fund New Jersey Community Capital’s THRIVE South Jersey program, which aims to provide economic help in Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem and Western Atlantic counties, as well as the New Jersey’s Heartland destination marketing campaign, which supports a select number of innovative, long-range programs that promote the integrity, independence and well-being of intergenerational, working, low-income families.

The Foundation is set to award more than $50 million in social service, transportation and economic initiative grants by the time it sunsets in 2022-23.
The Foundation also recognizes the role transportation plays in helping people obtain well-paying jobs. As a result, the Foundation will continue to fund four transportation grants as part of its Transportation Plus initiative.

These grants will be used to help support two public transportation routes in Atlantic County, and one each in Cumberland and Gloucester Counties.

“The availability of quality public transportation is often the difference between whether or not a person can find a well-paying, personally-satisfying job,” said Sykes. “Our data clearly shows the impact these transportation grants have had on working families in New Jersey’s Heartland. What is more gratifying are the many wonderful success stories these transportation grants have helped to author for real people and real families throughout the region.”

For information on The Pascale Sykes Foundation, its mission, grantees and programs, visit


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