HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Applications from township-based non-profit, senior or youth organizations are being accepted now through Sept. 30 by the Hillsborough Township Credit Card Advisory Committee.
Applications will be made available on the Township website (www.hillsborough-nj.org) or can be picked up in the Administration Office for non-profit, senior or youth organizations to apply for grants up to $2,000 funded through the Hillsborough Rewards Credit Card Program, according to Mayor Frank DelCore.
Completed applications must be submitted by Monday, Sept. 30th to the Administration Office to be considered for eligible grant funding.
To date, the Hillsborough Rewards Credit Card Program has awarded over $85,000 in grants to community-based non-profit organizations that serve Township youth and seniors.
The credit card program is at no cost to the taxpayers of Hillsborough. The program allows individuals or businesses to sign up for the special Hillsborough Township Rewards Visa Credit Card that gives back a portion of every charge, in the form of grants, to nonprofit local youth and senior citizen groups as recommended by the Credit Card Advisory Committee and approved by the Township Committee.
All past recipients completed the application process and were recommended by the Credit Card Advisory Committee, based on the various criteria outlined in the application for awarding grants. Recipients of previous grants have included Boy Scout Troop 1776, who was awarded funds to purchase camping equipment including tents and kitchen supplies. The Woodfern Home and School Association received a grant to purchase digital cameras for fundraising. The Hillsborough Rockettes & Rocket were able to purchase costume accessories with funds from the grant.
Other groups that have received funds are the Hillsborough HEAT baseball team and the Family YMCA. The HEAT baseball team received funds to purchase batting helmets and the YMCA was able to invest in aquatic swim equipment with the funds from the grant.
For more information on the Affinity Hillsborough Rewards Visa Credit Card visit: https://www.affinityfcu.com/credit-cards/hillsborough-rewards-visa.aspx, call the Member Service Center at (800) 325-0808, or stop by the Hillsborough Branch of Affinity Federal Credit Union.