Woodbridge, N.J., June 1, 2020 – The Kislak Family Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Community Foundation of New Jersey in support of the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF) and its mission to raise funds, organize, and coordinate resources to fight the medical, social and economic impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s most vulnerable communities.
“The Kislak family business was founded in New Jersey in 1906, and I am proud of the Kislak Family Foundation’s continued support of those in need in our state, especially during this extraordinary time when COVID-19 is dramatically affecting nearly all aspects of our lives,” said Jason Pucci, chief operating officer of New Jersey-based The Kislak Company, Inc. “New Jersey ranks second in the nation in COVID-19 cases and deaths and this important assistance exemplifies our late Chairman Jay I. Kislak’s legacy of meaningful philanthropy.”
“We are incredibly grateful for this generous grant from the Kislak Family Foundation that will make a significant impact in addressing the urgent needs of our community, both now and in the weeks and months ahead as we continue fighting this pandemic,” said New Jersey First Lady and NJPRF founder Tammy Murphy.
The Kislak Family Foundation’s donation will help provide relief to the hardest hit areas of the state. The NJPRF has distributed funds to organizations with demonstrated track records of caring for vulnerable communities. The initial round of NJPRF grants went toward stabilizing the food distribution network that provides food security for more than 1 million residents, and subsequent grants helped provide testing, care and opportunities for self-quarantine to some of New Jersey’s populations in need, including pregnant women, the homeless, and those seeking treatment for substance abuse. NJPRF aid has gone to social services agencies, community organizations, food pantries, healthcare groups that serve children and persons with disabilities, social services agencies, medical providers and crisis centers. For more information or to donate, call 844-NJRELIEF (844.657.3543) or visit www.NJPRF.org.
About The Kislak Family Foundation
The Kislak Family Foundation, Inc., is a private philanthropic foundation established in 1992 to support leadership and innovation in the fields of education, arts and humanities, animal welfare and environmental preservation, and other charitable endeavors in the United States and abroad. Based in Miami Lakes, Florida, the foundation provides grant funding to a wide range of nonprofit organizations and projects.