105 Grove Street,Suite 5, Montclair, NJ 07042

Bravitas

Philanthropy

The Silver Family Foundation was established in 2005 to advance the Silver family’s philanthropic vision. Its mission is to support nonprofit organizations dedicated to:

  • Helping children and families, particularly those who are needy and underserved, or touched by life-threatening illness;
  • Cancer research and related social services;
  • Mental health issues, particularly as they affect young adults; and
  • The study and preservation of Jewish culture and heritage.

In keeping with our mission, we support the following organizations:

Children and Families

  • The East Mecklenburg Foundation All Star Teacher Initiative
  • HOMECorp
  • Jazz House Kids
  • Newark Academy
  • Montclair Film Festival
  • Partners for Women and Justice
  • YMCA of Montclair
  • YMCA of Greater New York and YMCA Camps
  • Toni’s Kitchen

Cancer Research and Related Social Services

  • Flashes of Hope
  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • The Valerie Fund

Mental Health

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • The Matthew Patrick Omans Fund of the Edgemoor Leadership Foundation

Jewish Culture and Heritage

  • Carolina Center for Jewish Studies at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill
  • Museum at Eldridge Street
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) (www.afsp.org) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.
  • The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (the Center) (jewishstudies.unc.edu) unites the general public, students and faculty from various academic disciplines who share a common passion for a deeper understanding of Jewish history, culture and thought.
  • The East Mecklenburg Foundation All Star Teacher Initiative

    The East Mecklenburg Foundation All Star Teacher Initiative (ASTI) (eastmeckfoundation.org/asti/), was established in 2006 to support and enhance the quality of education at East Mecklenburg High School (EMHS), located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Flashes of Hope

    Flashes of Hope (FOH) (www.flashesofhope.org) is a non-profit organization that raises funds to accelerate a cure for children's cancer while honoring the unique life and memories of every child fighting cancer. more...
  • Homes of Montclair Ecumenical Corp. (HOMECorp)

    HOMECorp (www.homecorp.org) was founded in 1988. Its mission is to provide safe, permanently affordable homes in Montclair by assisting families who are largely disenfranchised from Montclair’s vibrant housing market.
  • Jazz House Kids

    Jazz House Kids (www.jazzhousekids.org) is a community-based arts organization with a mission to provide year-round musical, educational, and cultural programs to students in grades K-12, teachers, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds.
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) (www.lls.org) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. Founded in 1949, its mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
  • Lulu's Fund

    Lulu’s Fund started from the generous outpouring of support in lieu of flowers when Ana Lucia “Lulu” Haynes of Montclair died suddenly at age four. Reflecting Lulu’s love of preschool and her eagerness to care for her classmates, the Fund is dedicated to supporting preschool access for all children at the Montclair Community Pre-K.
  • The Matthew Patrick Omans Fund of the Edgemoor Leadership Foundation

    The Matthew Patrick Omans Fund of the Edgemoor Leadership Foundation (www.iswza.org/edgemoor/omans) was established in 2013 to honor the memory of Matthew Patrick Omans, a 2010 graduate of Cornell University and member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity who died suddenly on March 9, 2012.
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) (www.mskcc.org) is the world's oldest and largest private cancer center. Its doctors, scientists and staff have devoted more than 125 years to exceptional patient care, innovative research, and outstanding educational programs.
  • Montclair Film Festival

    The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) (montclairfilmfest.org), a non-profit organization, exists to nurture and showcase the talents of filmmakers from around the world. The Bravitas Group is project managing the renovation of their new home at 505 Bloomfield Ave on a pro bono basis where MFF will be able to provide year-round opportunities for filmmakers, film enthusiasts, and students.
  • The Museum at Eldridge Street

    The Museum at Eldridge Street (the Museum) (www.eldridgestreet.org) mission is to “restore and sustain the National Historic Landmark 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, and to provide cultural and educational programs that explore American-Jewish culture and traditions, Lower East Side immigrant history, and architectural preservation.”
  • Newark Academy

    Newark Academy (NA) (www.newarka.edu) is an independent day school serving close to 600 students in grades 6 through 12.
  • Partners for Women and Justice

    Partners for Women and Justice (Partners) (www.pfwj.org) is a Montclair, NJ-based nonprofit organization founded in 2002 that provides legal assistance to deserving women striving to escape abusive relationships and secure safety for themselves and their children.
  • Toni’s Kitchen

    Toni’s Kitchen (tk.slechurch.org) has been in continuous operation as a non-profit, charitable entity under St Luke’s Church since its founding in 1982. Located in Montclair, NJ, its mission statement is simple: “To Serve Our Guests.”
  • The Valerie Fund

    The Valerie Fund (TVF) (www.thevaleriefund.org) mission is to provide support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders.
  • The YMCA of Montclair

    The YMCA of Montclair (montclairymca.org) has been making a positive impact in the community since 1891. Today, the YMCA of Montclair operates two branches— Park Street Branch and Geyer Family Branch—serving over 12,000 members. They are committed to caring for individuals and families, with a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
  • The YMCA of Greater New York

    The YMCA of Greater New York (the Y) (www.ymcanyc.org), founded in 1852, is committed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.