Prudential proudly partners with the Community Foundation of New Jersey to manage the Prudential Community Grants Program.

This program provides local organizations and individuals with micro grants to support projects that create vibrancy in their neighborhoods. These community-based projects have the potential to make neighborhoods more stable and empower residents to make changes they want to see. Local changemakers and leaders often have the solutions to support their neighborhoods, but typically lack access to financial resources. Newark residents, Newark-based organizations and Newark-based small businesses with an operating budget under $500,000 can apply. This year’s grant period has officially closed.

For information about upcoming events jointly sponsored by the program and local community partners, check out the calendar of events for July and August.

The program’s 2024 Prudential Community Grant Awardees are:

Central Ward recipients:










East Ward Recipients:



North Ward Recipients:


  • Yendor Sanctuary for the Arts, Inc.:
  • Luv + Grind
  • Kayla Muldrow- Healing Centered Meditation Events:
  • Mentor U Connect:
  • Larry D. Lyons – Black Excellence in Newark’s Jazz Age commemorating Sarah Vaughan
  • The NIA Hope Center
  • Public Square Amplified
  • Unidas En Una Sola Voz
  • Essex County Cops 4 Kids:
  • Roberto Clemente Newark League, Inc.:
  • Yolanda Alonzo’s LOVE, Inc.

South Ward Recipients:


  • Patrick O. Council Civic Association
  • Daraja of Love, Inc.:
  • South Sundays 973
  • Lemonaid Foundation for Endometriosis
  • DeLoach Family Ties:
  • Jackie Robinson South Ward Little League
  • Young Urbanites Unite
  • Back to School Backpack and Literacy Supply
  • Rhythm N Food Global
  • Creative Minds
  • Sis and Bro Initiative
  • Un-Stuckness Restoration Center:
  • Lidiane Francisco – Arts and Mental Health Event
  • Joanne’s Heavenly Arms


West Ward Recipients: