Jetty Rock Foundation
The Jetty Rock Foundation Inc. is the non-profit arm of the Jetty brand. This charitable organization was formed in June of 2013 as a direct result of Jetty’s massive Sandy Relief efforts. The approved 501(C)3 Charitable Organization allows the Jetty brand to continue to be a vehicle for fundraising by using its design, screen printing and event prowess while providing a formidable channel to get direct aid to those in need. The mission of the Jetty Rock Foundation is to enhance business, arts, and culture for the future leaders of our community.
Total Donations since June 6, 2013:
How do we raise funds?
This Gathering of Craft Beer and Spice Enthusiasts boasts a variety of craft brews, local food, regional hot sauces, and original music. This community event not only boosts tourism in the LBI Region during a traditionally “down” weekend (the event is held the Saturday after Memorial Day), but has become the JRF’s largest means of raising funds. Participation at this event, from fans and sponsors alike, allow us to make our largest contributions throughout the year.
This Community Clambake of Arctic Proportions was quickly put together with amazing support from our local business community to help locals in need. Our LBI Region sees plenty of warm weather events that raise funds, but those in need also suffer through the sometimes long and cold Northeast Winters.
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Here are some of our initiatives...
Jetty x Southern Regional Entrepreneurship Program – In 2015 we donated $25,000 to the Southern Regional Education Foundation. After allocating some of the donation toward technology (Modern Media / Southern News Network), we embarked on improving the curriculum for the business department’s Entrepreneurship elective.
Stafford Eco-trip – We have re-invigorated a special trip for all 6th graders attending the Stafford Intermediate School. Each Spring, the students are bused to Barnegat Light, NJ to learn about Barnegat Bay’s unique ecosystem. Seining, a walk on the nature trail, talks by Viking Village mainstays, and lunch provide for a wonderful educational experience. (logos for Barry’s – Surf Taco – Kelly’s Old Barney – Speakeasy)
Technology – We are always conscious of keeping our future leaders up to date with the latest and greatest tech! We worked with Apple to donate (50) iPads & tech carts to the LBI Consolidated School District while Chromebooks were donated to the Beach Haven School. Our goal is to enhance these Jetty Tech Labs for many years to come!
Food Banks & Warmth – Understanding that there are more hungry and cold children in our community then most want to believe is extremely important. Each year we donate clothing and funds to support local organizations like the St. Francis Community Center and Southern Regional HS Food Pantry who are already hyper-focused on these initiatives.
Get Rad! Scholarships – Each year we aim to increase our giving to local high schools and their scholarship funds. Recognizing the future leaders of our community is a great start to passing the torch!
Nonprofits & Neighbors – Although our mission is primarily focused on the youth, we always reserve the right to empower other nonprofits and help active community leaders in need. Sometimes our partnering nonprofits can do a better job then we can as far as getting the funds to where they will truly make a difference. In our LBI Region, we take pride in helping those who fall upon tough times, especially those who participate in strengthening our community. Let’s not forget that even these types of donations often trickle down and have a heavy helping hand on the younger generation! (Tuckerton Seaport logo)