The Toms River Family Health and Support Coalition will be offering local nonprofits the opportunity to apply for mini-grants in an effort to make Toms River a healthier community.  The mini-grants are for organizations whose programming aligns with the four pillars of the TRFHSC (see below).  The TRFHSC has $70,000 in total to award, and organizations can apply for mini-grants in the range of $2,500 - $5,000.
The programming must fit into the following pillars to be eligible for grant funding:
  • Nutritious Food Connections
    • Goal: Increase community access to nutritious food options.
  • Senior Isolation
    • Goal: Train and engage volunteers in outreach efforts to isolated seniors.
  • Substance Abuse
    • Goal: Increase awareness and early intervention resources for youth and parents.
  • Youth Emotional Wellness
    • Goal: Promoting positive youth development through an equitable emotional wellness lens.
    • Goal: Promote positive mental health and early interventions for the youth of Toms River 
The deadline to apply for funding is: April 1, 2020
For a PDF copy of the application (for those who would like to see it before they begin the application process), CLICK HERE

  • All requests for funding must be made using the online TRFHSC Funding Support Application.
  • Applicants must be 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organizations as defined by Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code (1954) as amended.
  • Applicants are not required to be Toms River Family Health & Support Coalition Members.
  • The mini-grants are to serve Toms River residents. Applicants should serve Toms River residents or a majority of Toms River residents.
  • All approved requests must be clearly aligned with the TRFHSC’s mission, vision and pillars.
  • Only one application per organization.
  • Approved organizations must expend the grant funds by December 31, 2020.
  • Organization who are approved for funding must not use funds to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by law.
  • The Review Committee reserves the right to make adjustments to the request and/or request amendments based on the discussion generated.
  • Final decisions for funding will be made by a consensus vote by all active Review Committee members. (Review Committee members will be recused from the vote if their organization is the one requesting funding or if there is a perceived conflict of interest.)
  • Organizations who are approved for funding via the TRFHSC must provide a progress report at the annual coalition meeting, and a final written report on template provided.
For specific questions regarding the grant application or the process, please contact Heather Barberi ( or Peter Rosario (, TRFHSC Co-Chairs.