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Montclair’s Toni’s Kitchen Receives $111K Matching Grant Donation From The Silver Family Foundation

Toni’s Kitchen received a matching funds donation of $111,291.50 from The Silver Family Foundation/The Bravitas Group Inc., just in time for Thanksgiving.

In recent weeks, Toni’s Kitchen has launched a community-wide food drive and fundraiser and the community has risen to the occasion, with overwhelming support. In response, Bob and Rhonda Silver, who have been longtime supporters of the work of Toni’s Kitchen, launched a five-day matching gift initiative on Friday, November 20 to raise funds for food relief programs at Toni’s Kitchen.

Nearly 500 donors gave a total of $111,291.50. Then days later, the Silver Family Foundation/The Bravitas Group arrived with a huge check matching these donations dollar-for-dollar.

A total of $222,583 in funds were raised.

Presenting Sponsor: 10th Annual Montclair Jazz Festival

MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL turned 10 this year and The Bravitas Group is proud to support this great endeavor as Presenting Sponsor for the last five. We love being part of evolution of the MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL, from its grassroot beginnings to the award-winning multiple week event attended by 10,000+ people today. It’s the mission of JAZZ HOUSE KiDS that resonates so strongly with us and brings us back each year with our support. To nurture a child’s musical development, communications skills, and prospects through instruments, lessons, and a musical peer group is a gift that keeps on giving. To learn more visit jazzhousekids.org.

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

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

  • 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