A List of Hoboken + Jersey City Charities to Donate to Year-Round 

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If you’re thinking of helping others who need it but are too busy to volunteer, you can still make a difference and support the community by donating even a small amount of money to a charity. Earlier this year, “Jeopardy!” contestant James Holzhauer donated part of his winnings to a pancreatic cancer charity in the game show host Alex Trebek’s name, as he is battling cancer. If you’re inspired by James but are not sure which one to choose or how to make charitable cash contributions, we’ve got you covered. 

Here are some philanthropic organizations in the Mile Square + Jersey City in dire need of help, not only around the holidays but also all-year-round. Every little bit helps. From animal rights, children and the arts to seniors and the homeless, here’s an ever-growing list of local organizations that are in need of monetary donations. Keep reading for a list of Hoboken + Jersey City charities to donate to year-round. 

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AngelaCARES Inc. {439 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Jersey City}

AngelaCARES Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that serves as an advocate and support system for senior citizens, a support system for senior caregivers and a mentor to the youth by educating and empowering them to volunteer. Contributions will help with projects and programs including social activities and educational and support resources for seniors and their caregivers, Please make checks are payable to AngelaCARES, Inc. 696 Ocean Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305 or visit their website to donate one time or monthly by PayPal or credit card. 

Art House {262 17th Street, Jersey City} 

Since 2001, Art House has been a pioneering force in the Jersey City Arts movement, supporting artists in the creation and presentation of primarily new work, and encouraging artistic growth and experimentation across all mediums, while fostering a widespread appreciation for the arts in the community. To make a tax-deductible donation online, click here to fill out their form with the donation amount and dedication type if in honor or memory of a loved one, or print and mail to Art House Productions, PO Box 3264, Jersey City, NJ 07303 or by phone at 201.918.6019. Donations of $200 or more receive recognition on the website and lobby board.

Boys + Girls Clubs of Hudson County {225 Morris Boulevard, Jersey City and 123 Jefferson Street, Hoboken

The Boys + Girls Clubs of Hudson County was founded in 1893 to create a positive place for the youth of Jersey City, NJ. In the 126 years since the Club has expanded its scope exponentially by offering a mix of Boys + Girls Clubs of America nationally developed programs and activities. They serve more than 2,000 youth ages five to 21 annually in Clubhouses in Jersey City and Hoboken, through a mission to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens of the community. To make a tax-deductible donation to cover costs such as meals, art supplies or summer camp for a Club Kid, please mail to Boys + Girls Clubs of Hudson County, 225 Morris Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07302 or make an online donation through PayPal.

Dress for Success Hudson County {591 Summit Avenue, Suite 505, Jersey City} 

Give confidence. Making a monetary gift will forever change a woman’s future. The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the developmental tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Financial support from donors ensures they can continue to offer a wide range of programs to women striving for economic empowerment. Click here to create an account and make an online donation.

HCCC Food Pantry {70 Sip Avenue, Jersey City}

Hudson County Community College established food pantries on both campuses to end hunger and food insecurity and will house non-perishable food items for students and members of the College community. The HCCC Foundation is accepting monetary donations. Checks made payable to HCCC Foundation with the notation, Food Pantry on the memo line may be sent to Hudson County Community College Foundation, 70 Sip Avenue – Fourth Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07306. Monetary donations may also be made online by clicking the donate button on the bottom of the website. 

See More: Volunteering {in Hoboken}: A List of Organizations that Need Your Help

Hoboken Elks {1005 Washington Street, Hoboken}

The Hoboken Elks 74 has raised funds and awareness for a wide array of programs for over 125 years. They support special needs programs in the community and throughout New Jersey, provide college scholarships, promote youth athletics, support seniors, honor veterans, and much more. Click here to donate via PayPal.

Family Promise of Hudson County {PO Box 3701, Jersey City}

Family Promise addresses homelessness by utilizing the resources of volunteer congregations in Hoboken + Jersey City by providing space in their buildings to serve as temporary homes for homeless families. Each Family Promise affiliate also has a day center, where families can take showers, receive case management, and look for housing and jobs. Family Promise relies on volunteers to give their time, making meals, sharing hospitality, spending the night, playing with children, and lending their passion and expertise to help families get back on their feet. To help provide temporary housing for families in the community, make a gift online or mail a check to PO Box 3701 Jersey City, NJ 07302.

Friends of Liberty State Park {Liberty State Park, 200 Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City}

Friends of Liberty State Park is an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501c3 organization that is dedicated to preserving, protecting, conserving, and promoting Liberty State Park, the inspiring urban state park on the Jersey City waterfront behind Lady Liberty and Ellis Island. Consider contributing to The Friends of Liberty State Park by check or money order to The Friends of Liberty State Park, PO Box 3407, Jersey City, NJ 07303-3407 or click here to donate online. All contributions are tax-deductible. 

Fund for a Better Waterfront {300 Observer Highway, Hoboken}

Donate today to help lead the fight to secure the Union Dry Dock property as part of Hoboken’s public, connected, waterfront park and help Fund for a Better Waterfront continue their important work to fulfill the vision for a contiguous, public park along the Hudson River and development that reflects the best thinking in urban design. They are a 501c3 tax-exempt, non-profit organization and a gift is fully tax-deductible. 

Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse {Frank Sinatra Drive, Hoboken}

The Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse is a 100% volunteer-based, 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide free water sport programs and access to local waterways. Established 2004, Hoboken Boathouse operates in partnership with the City of Hoboken, New Jersey in serving more than 6,000 paddlers each year. A tax-deductible donation will assist in meeting operating costs for their free public programs. Sponsorship levels are also available. A $1,500 donation will be used towards a one-person sea kayak dedicated in the donor’s name.

Hoboken Family Alliance {PO Box 1194, Hoboken}

Hoboken Family Alliance is a 100% volunteer-driven organization and one of the oldest non-profits of Hoboken. HFA is a registered 501c3 non-profit with over a decade of legacy impact. HFA has grown into a robust organization that spurs community spirit and change for the better – across civic, social, and educational opportunities for all families while bringing families together in the community. A $40 annual donation includes events, deals, and discounts at local businesses.

Hoboken Family Planning {124 Grand Street, Hoboken}

Hoboken Family Planning first opened its doors for service in March 1972. For over 40 years they have provided education and quality reproductive health care and cancer screenings to people with a wide range of backgrounds; from the uninsured to the underinsured, to Medicaid recipients and the fully insured in Hoboken and neighboring communities. No one is ever refused service because of their inability to pay. To support and help provide reproductive health services and medical staff costs to those in need, click here.

Hoboken Historical Museum and Cultural Center {1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken}

Free for children, the museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization showcasing Hoboken’s history, diverse culture, architecture and landmarks with exhibits, guest speakers, and educational programming in the former Bethlehem Steel Machine Shop. Make a donation to help preserve Hoboken’s history and share it with generations to come.

Hoboken Public Education Foundation {158 4th Street, Hoboken}

The Hoboken Public Education is a 501c3 registered non-profit, parent-run non-profit organization rooted in enhancing public schools and building a stronger school community. The entirety of a tax-deductible donation will benefit the Hoboken public district schools: Brandt, Calabro, Connors, Wallace, Hoboken Middle School, and Hoboken High School. 

Hoboken Library Foundation {500 Park Avenue, Hoboken}

The Hoboken Public Library provides crucial services and programs to meet the evolving educational, social, cultural, technological, and informational needs of the community. Make a tax-deductible monetary donation gif to the library via PayPal. Individuals, families, and businesses can also be sustaining donors with membership to the Friends of the Hoboken Public Library, a membership-based organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the Hoboken Library’s ever-expanding offerings and to provide funding beyond the Library’s operating budget.

Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps {707 Clinton Street, Hoboken}

Hoboken’s volunteer ambulance corps provides free emergency medical services every day since 1971. Make a donation now to help buy a new ambulance and other lifesaving equipment including stretchers and an AutoPulse device to perform automatic CPR.

HOPES Community Action Partnership, Inc. {301 Garden Street, Hoboken}

HOPES CAP, Inc., a non-profit agency established in 1964, provides programs that respond to the social, educational, and training needs of the community. Tax-deductible monetary donations support early childhood, youth, adult, and senior services and help the organization bring quality services to the community that positively impacts families and individuals. 

Hope House {246 2nd Street, Jersey City}

Hope House, an emergency shelter for homeless women with children, helps families become self-sufficient by giving them an opportunity for decision-making and for assuming responsibility for improving their situation under the supervision, support, and guidance of shelter staff. Housing up to 20 mothers and their children, the program offers short-term supervised residence, including three meals a day, assessment/planning, case management, housing, education, food, and clothing. To make a secure online donation, click here.

Hudson County CASA {442 Hoboken Avenue, Jersey City}

Hudson County CASA believes every foster child deserves a safe and permanent home. Through the efforts of everyday people, court-appointed special advocates children gain access to medical, therapeutic, and educational services as well as enrichment activities. To help ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes donate here

Hudson Community Enterprise {68-70 Tuers Avenue, Jersey City}

Hudson Community Enterprises operates social enterprise businesses that provide a variety of quality services to area businesses as well as offering individuals with disabilities the opportunity to become independent, self-sufficient, contributing members of the community. The support of caring people helps ensure that HCE will continue its mission of advancing individuals with disabilities vocational skills to increase employment opportunities. Donate to help HCE cover the cost for social services and transportation for their clients. 

Hudson County Housing Resource Center, Inc. {830 Bergen Avenue, Suite 5A, Jersey City}

Hudson County Housing Resource Center is a not-for-profit organization established in 1990 to protect low and moderate low-income, disabled residents who live in Hudson County, maintain and increase the housing stock, prevent homelessness, assist tenants and homeowners in improving their housing conditions, and fulfilling the responsibilities of tenancy and homeownership. Donate through charity navigator here

Hudson Pride Center {176 Palisade Avenue, 3 East, Jersey City}

Hudson Pride Center is a home and voice for the diverse LGBTQ community and allies that advocates for physical, mental, social, and political well-being. The center creates safe and vibrant spaces to gather and celebrate. Support the LGBT community and allow them to continue to provide services to individuals, youth and families, and to develop new programs to support the changing needs of the community. Make a donation today to ensure that their doors remain open for many years to come.

Jersey City Arts Council {Montgomery Street, Suite 263, Jersey City}

Support the arts. A donation to the Jersey City Arts Council, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, supports the artists and arts organizations of Jersey City with direct funding as well as space, promotion, and advocacy. A donation helps build a more vital, creative and nurturing community in Jersey City.

Jersey City Medical Center Foundation {355 Grand Street, Jersey City}

Focused on health, fueled by charitable donations, the Jersey City Medical Center Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to nurturing philanthropic support for the programs and services of Jersey City Medical Center. The Foundation gratefully accepts donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations to enhance patient comfort and care.

Jersey City Parks Coalition {PO Box 17196, Jersey City}

Founded in 2005, the Jersey City Parks Coalition is a private, not-for-profit 501c3 organization that assists in the development and maintenance of Jersey City’s parks and public spaces. The mission of the Jersey City Parks Coalition is to empower residents to develop, renovate, use and maintain their community parks and public spaces of Jersey City; thereby revitalizing neighborhoods and lifting communal and human spirits. An investment is vital to the planning of resilient and sustainable parks, building a park system for present and future generations, and caring for parks and public spaces. Click here to donate.

Jubilee Center {601-03 Jackson Street, Hoboken}

All Saints Parish created the All Saints Community Service and Development Corporation in 1995 to help meet the social and economic needs of children and families. Their mission is to equip children and families with the tools not only to survive, but also to overcome the many barriers they face. They believe that all people deserve a fair chance at creating a fulfilling life based on self-esteem, self-reliance, personal accountability, and respect for others. Programs include summer camps, enrichment and after school programs. Donate online towards the general fund or special program.

Liberty Humane Society {235 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City}

Liberty Humane Society’s mission is to foster a community of compassion and respect and provide animals in need with a chance at a lifelong, loving home. A tax-deductible gift will help save and protect the thousands of injured and homeless animals every year. Make a one-time donation, monthly giving to provide ongoing care for homeless animals in need.

MakerBar {38 Jackson Street, Hoboken}

A hackerspace, also referred to as a hacklab, or makerspace, is a community-operated, not for profit 501c3 workspace where people with common interests, often in electronics, machining, technology, science, digital art or electronic art can meet, socialize, and collaborate. Donate to help the organization obtain new tools, 3D printers, digital equipment, and operating capital to maintain the space’s existence and plan for the future.

Mile Square Theater {1408 Clinton Street, Hoboken}

Providing access to the arts is an integral part of Mile Square Theater’s mission. As a 501c3 non-profit, they rely on donations from generous people to keep their ticket prices and class tuition accessible for all. A donation goes toward keeping the arts alive in the community. In turn, MST is able to educate, entertain, and inspire audiences and students with professional productions and high-quality performance classes. Seen a production or enjoyed a class, or just believe that arts organizations like MST make Hudson County a better place to live, then make a donation.

Peace Care {198 Old Bergen Road and 537 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City}

Peace Care is a nonprofit healthcare organization sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Their two campuses, St. Ann’s and St. Joseph’s, have over 200 years’ combined experience providing short-term physical rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing care to everyone regardless of faith. Peace Care St. Ann’s is also home to an adult medical day-care. To become a donor click here

See Spot Rescued {57 Highland Avenue, Jersey City}

See Spot Rescued is not a shelter. They are a non-profit 501c3 dog rescue based in Jersey City staffed entirely by volunteers who work full-time jobs while coordinating the rescue, vetting, medical care, transportation, fostering, and adoption of as many amazing dogs as they can. Since 2011, See Spot Rescued has operated with a single purpose: to provide permanent, loving homes to every homeless dog. A donation will help pay for medical care, vaccinations, transport, food, and anything else the rescues need.

St. Matthew Trinity Lunchtime Ministry {57 8th Street, Hoboken}

A soup kitchen/drop-in center, located in the parish hall of St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church, Lunchtime Ministry was started in the 1970s to provide an oasis for those who need a nourishing warm meal, a compassionate community, and a peaceful place to spend the morning. To make an online donation click here and, under designation, select Lunch Time Ministry or donate via check payable to St. Matthew Trinity Lunchtime Ministry, sent to 57 8th Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030.

Team Wilderness {PO Box 4095, Jersey City}

Team Wilderness is a nonprofit organization that uses an experiential educational model to teach Jersey City teenagers teamwork, leadership, and character and is the only wilderness experiential education organization offering programs focusing specifically on Jersey City most underserved youth. Team Wilderness allows youth to experience hiking, backpacking, and numerous outdoor activities during both single-day and overnight trips. To fund a teen and help them experience the outdoors, click here.

Read More: Hoboken Girl Helps: Hudson County Volunteering Opportunities

The Hoboken Shelter {300 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken}

The Hoboken Shelter’s mission is to be a community partnership that transforms lives by providing meals for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, and services to support people to become housed. They shelter 50 people nightly, serve over 500 meals daily, host 1,000 showers weekly, and provide such support services as food, shelter, case management, counseling, job and life skills training, creative arts workshops, emergency homelessness prevention grants, and permanent supportive housing solutions. Only $2 could serve a nutritious meal. To make a donation text GIVE to 201-733-4196 or via credit card and PayPal.

The Waterfront Project, Inc. {830 Bergen Avenue, Suite 4A, Jersey City}

The Waterfront Project is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting Hudson County’s economically disadvantaged people – the working poor, seniors, veterans, and those living with disabilities – by providing information, advice, and pro bono legal representation to address their civil legal issues and concerns. They depend on private funding and contributions from caring individuals. To have a direct impact on the breadth and reach of their programs click here to donate.

TRUE Mentors {601 Jackson Street, Hoboken}

TRUE Mentors is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization founded to help children develop healthy, strong relationships that allow them to reach their full potential. TRUE Mentors is Hoboken’s only nonprofit offering one-to-one mentoring program, matching children ages seven to 19 years old with adult mentors in the same community. In addition to the mentoring, TRUE Mentors offers weekly classes, enrichment clubs, during the school year and a teen internship program to unearth potential in group and workplace settings. To help them reach their goal of raising $25,000 for their 2019 group mentoring Club program click here

United Way of Hudson County {857 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City}

Established in 1936, United Way of Hudson County envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability, and healthy lives. Their staff, partners, and volunteers are committed to ending the cycle of poverty by addressing homelessness, housing and hunger, and by giving children and adults the skills they need to succeed in life.  United Way of Hudson County makes it easy to contribute to create solutions for the big issues facing Hudson County with giving programs to suit every kind of donor. Donate to the United Way to help create economic opportunity for all in the areas of education, health, and income stability.  

Urban League of Hudson County Inc. {253 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Jersey City}

Since 1972, the Urban League of Hudson County has been an effective agent of change in the community. They are a non-profit 501c3 community-based organization with a dedicated staff of professionals providing services in the areas of education, mentorship, economic development, job placement, childcare, family counseling and programs for seniors. Donate to support their programs and initiatives.

Victory Hall {930 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}

Victory Hall Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit arts organization, operating Victory Hall Drawing Rooms, Rainbow Thursdays Artists and Victory Hall Press publishing books and journals of area artist’s works. They produce programs and classes that challenge both artists and the public to investigate the concepts that go into creativity, bringing out the best from innovative visual artists. Donations are tax-deductible and used to support the Art Center and to further projects for artists, youth and developmentally challenged individuals. Click here to see all the donation possibilities.

Welcome Home Jersey City {270 Fairmount Avenue, Jersey City}

Established in 2016, Welcome Home Jersey City is an all-volunteer organization devoted to helping newly arrived refugees and asylees begin their lives in the greater Jersey City area. By partnering with local government, businesses, and other like-minded, not-for-profit organizations, Welcome Home helps refugees and asylees with the support needed for long-term success in this country. Donate to their general fund to sustain the programs and efforts run by Welcome Home that help asylees and refugees as they resettle in their new home.

WomenRising, Inc. {270 Fairmont Avenue, Jersey City}

Women Rising assists women and their families throughout Hudson County achieve self-sufficiency and live safe, productive and fulfilling lives, through social services, economic development, and advocacy services. Empower a woman today and make a 100% tax-deductible donation for job training, interview coaching, parenting training, or a safe place to live. 

York Street Project {89 York Street, Jersey City}

The mission of the York Street Project is to weave innovative programs that shelter, feed, educate, and promote the healing and independence of persons in need, especially women and their children. Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, the York Street Project expresses in direct service to the poor the religious congregation’s commitment to peace through justice. The project begins a second century of a loving ministry of the sisters and their collaborators who work with the poor and oppressed in Jersey City. Make a financial gift to help break the cycle of poverty.

What are your favorite charities and non-profit organizations to donate to in Hoboken + Jersey City? 

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Lara is a public relations and marketing communications consultant who moved to Hoboken over seven years ago after living on the Upper West Side in Manhattan {she says the skyline views are much better from this side of the Hudson}. A Lehigh University graduate with a degree in journalism, she can be found volunteering in the community, practicing yoga at Urban Souls, meeting friends for coffee at Hudson Coffee or Choc O Pain, and enjoying wine at her favorite spots in town including Court Street, The Brass Rail, and Bin 14.