Non-Profit Organizations

The North Jersey Chamber of Commerce fully supports the many 501c(3) charitable organizations within the region.  If you are looking to volunteer or donate to a worthwhile cause, please consider the following  non-profit organizations within our chamber below.


4CS of Passaic County

4CS of Passaic County is a not-for-profit child care resource and referral agency which serves as the coordinating and advocacy agency providing a multitude of services for families, children, child care providers, individuals and employers in Passaic County New Jersey (973) 684-1904.


Alzheimer’s Association, Greater NJ

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We are here to help. Our professionally staffed 24/7 Helpline (1.800.272.3900) offers information and advice to more than 300,000 callers each year and provides translation services in more than 200 languages.


American Cancer Society

For 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.


 The Anxiety & Depression Initiative

The Anxiety & Depression Initiative, Inc. seeks to promote the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle while living with anxiety, depression and related disorders, to provide general information about mental health resources and to overall help lessen the stigmas associated with anxiety, depression and related disorders.



Autismradio a NJ Non-Profit

Autism Radio™ is a Non Profit Organization that is committed to making a difference in the Autism Community. Our Mission is to improve the lives of the individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their friends and families, who struggle to understand, treat, care for, and help find a cure for their loved one.

Autism Radio™ is dedicated to raising public awareness about Autism, and helping individuals, families, and society cope with struggles of this disorder. Our mission is to raise funds and distribute them to families in need who are dealing with the Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.


Banyan School

The Banyan School was founded in 1993 to educate elementary, middle school and high school students with learning disabilities by identifying individual strengths and abilities, continuously monitoring individual progress, and adapting the curriculum to meet each student’s changing educational needs.


Boys & Girls Club of Clifton

The Boys & Girls Club of Clifton is dedicated to providing programs and services in a safe, supervised environment, to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as caring, productive and responsible citizens. We envision a future in which the Boys & Girls Club Movement is a catalyst for an age in which success is within reach of every child, and whole generations of children are inspired to a level of civic engagement not seen since the founding of our nation.

The Boys & Girls Club of Clifton strives to achieve excellence as a youth service organization, encompassing our core beliefs: to provide our young people with life-enhancing programs, character development opportunities and ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals.


Boys & Girls Club of Lodi/Hackensack

Today, we serve thousands of youth members a year, providing a safe place for 1,200 members after school, we serve thousands of nutritious meals each year, and we have a new facility in Hackensack.


Boys & Girls Club of Passaic/Paterson

The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

The Boys & Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic offers a safe, wholesome after school environment for kids age 5 through 18 to have fun and learn. During summer months, a day camp is offered.  Our professional staff and team of dedicated volunteers deliver a comprehensive array of high quality educational, social, and recreational programs. Annual membership costs only $8, allowing every child to join the Club.

Programs at the Club are designed to address at least one of five core areas:   Character & Leadership, Education & Career Development, and Health & Life Skills


Care On The Corner

Care on the Corner® is a community service organization created in response to the needs of the people of Hasbrouck Heights and the surrounding communities. We have, over the past nine years, provided an opportunity for people who have been denied access to education and support programs, due to Federal, State, and County financial reductions, to participate in English Language Education (ESL), United States Citizenship preparation classes, computer literacy classes, children’s theatrical arts program (Kids on the Corner), and a course based upon Signed Exact English (SEE), Communicating with Your Hands. We are launching two new programs for children in the fall of 2011, NewARTS Kids and a Homework Club.


Clifton Rotary

We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.


Community Options

Community Options believes in the dignity of every person, and in the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination. Embracing this philosophy, Community Options provides housing, support services and advocacy assistance to help empower thousands of people with disabilities.

Community Options uses Gentle Teaching and other positive approaches to support people with disabilities. No aversive conditioning or negative behavior modification is used and the agency preference is to avoid any kind of physical management. All initiatives undertaken by Community Options are based on respect for the individuals and their families.



CUMAC runs Passaic County’s largest food pantry and multiple programs dedicated to alleviating hunger and poverty in Paterson, Passaic County and northern NJ.


Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time.

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the diseasethe opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.


Girl Scouts of Northern NJ

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey is a high-capacity council with a strong presence in the communities of Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and northern Warren Counties. We serve and bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to more than 33,000 girls.

Vision Statement:  Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey will be recognized as the premier leadership development program that nurtures, inspires, and empowers girls.


Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation

The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation raises funds that support the diverse programs and services of Hackensack University Medical Center. HUMC is a 775-bed, not-for-profit tertiary care, teaching and research hospital serving Northern New Jersey and the New York Metro area. Affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, HUMC is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state of New Jersey and ranked four in the nation for admissions.


Mental Health Association of Passaic County

Each day, the Mental Health Association in Passaic County assists many families and individuals conquer the challenges of mental illness. For the last two decades, we have been helping people change their lives by providing high quality, free services to help our community in need, restore order, wellness, and confidence to their lives. The mission of the MHAPC is to serve children, adults and families affected by mental illness through support services, education, and advocacy. We are dedicated to increasing public awareness and understanding of mental health issues and enhancing mental health services in Passaic County. MHAPC acts to ensure that every person in Passaic County with a mental illness receives prompt and appropriate treatment in the most therapeutic, least restrictive setting closest to home.


Mental Health Clinic of Passaic

The Mental Health Clinic of Passaic was incorporated in July 1967 as a merger of St. Mary’s Hospital Child Guidance Clinic and a branch office of the Clinic for Mental Health Services in Paterson.

In 1996, the Clinic purchased its second building at 1451 Van Houten Avenue in Clifton, to house its Children and Family Behavioral Services, and opened a second unit of the Ida Gurtman Therapeutic Children’s program in the new building.

In 1999, the Clinic, in collaboration with Saint Claire’s Hospital, embarked on a joint project to help the needs of the adult population. The Clinic was a co-sponsor of the first Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse initiative, and continues today to try and increase services to the adult population needing medication monitoring.


North Jersey ELKS Developmental Disabilities Agency

Established in 1947, The North Jersey Elks Developmental Disabilities Agency is a private non-profit organization operated by the Board of Trustees. This Board is comprised of representatives from local Elks lodges (Paterson, Fair Lawn, Pompton Lakes, Clifton, Passaic Valley, and Wayne) and concerned citizens. The Board meets monthly to review programs, finances, personnel, and other issues related to preschool, elementary school, high school, and adult services for individuals with disabilities in Passaic and surrounding counties.


Passaic County 200 Club

The  200 Club is an organization of business men and women, public safety professionals, and others who stand ready to provide financial assistance to the families of law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel.

Within 48 hours of the death of a police officer, fire fighter or EMS professional, the 200 Club presents a check in the amount of $10,000.00 to the family of the deceased to help them get through the difficult times that accompany such a loss. Additionally, we provide college scholarships to every child affected by the loss with a $2,500.00 stipend over four years of their college careers as long as they maintain a 2.5 GPA.


Passaic-Clifton Lions Club

If you’re interested in volunteering, leading projects, networking and having fun – you can do all of this and more as a Lions club member. As a Lion, you’ll perform local volunteer work to improve your community – and communities around the world.
Our 46,000 clubs and 1.4+ million members make us the world’s largest service club organization. We’re also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet.


SERV Centers of NJ / Clifton Behavioral Healthcare

SERV Behavioral Health System is a private statewide, not-for-profit behavioral  healthcare organization serving adults and children working to recover from and cope  with a serious mental illness or developmental disability. Remaining focused on  personal dignity and quality of care, we utilize a continuum of services that are  tailored to meet individual needs. It is our goal to a ssist our consumers to live and work successfully in their communities.


Tomorrows Children’s Fund

The Tomorrows Children’s Fund was founded by a group of committed parents to help their children and others like them with cancer and serious blood disorders. With the help of friends like you, today, TCF provides a warm, healthy and loving environment for children in treatment; a full scope of services to relieve families’ emotional and financial stress; the very best possible medical care; supported research on these diseases. All of which confirms our belief that through hope, hard work and heartfelt generosity, extraordinary things are possible.


United Way of Passaic County

The United Way of Passaic County counts on the generosity of both individuals and corporations to help maintain and increase our impact in the community. We have a clear vision and plan and invest your dollars to achieve measurable results. The strength of United Way is its ability to channel the good intentions of individuals into the collective wave of a caring community. Thank you in advance for helping us do what matters. Your support and contributions are truly appreciated.


Wayne Township Lions Club

The Wayne Township Lions Club is a part of Lions Clubs International, a network of volunteers who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.