About Our Foundation
For over 144 years, Clara Maass Medical Center has been providing accessible
and compassionate healthcare to all those who turn to us for help. And
since the very beginning, the generosity of individuals, businesses, and
organizations has made a difference to the hospital’s ability to
deliver high quality, compassionate healthcare that keeps pace with the
latest advances in technology and medicine.
Today, the tradition continues through a variety of giving opportunities
that include annual gifts, planned gifts, tributes and special events.
Whether it is a significant charitable bequest or the thoughtfulness of
a child who collects coins to buy toys for hospitalized children, Clara
Maass Medical Center Foundation deeply appreciates all philanthropic acts
that benefit the Medical Center.
Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization
governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. The Foundation is committed
to helping donors fulfill their personal charitable and financial planning
goals while providing needed support to the Medical Center.
Over the past several years, the Foundation has worked with donors to accomplish
many important initiatives, including: the renovation and redecoration
of the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Learning Center, the refurbishment
of Cardiac Rehab; implementation of a healthy living program in 13 area
schools aimed at teaching children healthy eating habits and the importance
of good nutrition and exercise; and the creation of an Aquatic Themed
The Foundation plays an integral role in raising funds for the facilities,
programs and services offered by Clara Maass Medical Center. Through a
variety of giving opportunities, Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation
works with donors to support the many projects that help enhance the health
and quality of life in our communities. Foundation staff and Board Members
are happy to collaborate with friends ranging from major corporate partners
to local groups and individuals to identify that special project that
speaks to their hearts.
Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation’s mission is to support the
Medical Center’s promise to deliver high quality, compassionate
healthcare, and to improve the health and well-being of the communities
The Foundation is accountable to the trust that donors place in it, and
is committed to serving as a responsible steward of funds contributed
for the Medical Center.
It is the policy of the Foundations of RWJBarnabas Health that 5% of restricted
gifts and up to 10% of special events revenue is allocated for unrestricted
purposes which may include administrative and operational expenses.