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  • Hudson County Chamber Foundation

  • Hudson County Chamber Foundation
  • About the Foundation

    The Hudson County Chamber Foundation is a 501(c)3, charitable nonprofit, organization founded in 2018 to assist the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce in advancing its mission to be the leading resource for driving economic growth—providing education, advocacy and access to our members within and throughout each community in Hudson County.  

    Love Your Local Restaurant Relief Fund

    The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit many sectors of our communities hard. Among those hit the hardest are locally owned restuarants and eateries. Eating out was among the first of many economic activities severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    We all have stories to tell and memories to cherish about our favorite restaurants. 

    Whether it was a family celebration, a wedding proposal, a baby shower, your most important client lunch or dinner ever, a first date or it's the restaurant where you regularly unwind with good food and drink, we all have a story to tell, a memory to cherish when it comes to our favorite restaurant and eateries. This sector, a vital part of the local ecosystem in Hudson County, our communities, and our very lives, continues to be severely impacted by the many limitations social distancing requires. 

    That's why we have partnered with HudsonImpact! to launch this relief fundraising campaign called Love Your Local, to raise funds to support restaurants and food eateries, like our favorite coffee shops, delis, bakeries, and on and on. 

    We are committed to helping locally-owned restaurants survive this crisis. 

    Funds raised through this campaign will support micro-grants to locally-owned restaurants and eateries in Hudson County to assist these businesses with the additional costs imposed by COVID-19 safety guidelines. We will also use funds raised to purchase gift cards that will be used as prizes that we can award to individual donors who support the third annual #HudsonGives on May 13, 2021.

    How can you help? Please donate and help spread the word about Love Your Local!

    #HudsonGives 2021: No Nonprofit Left Behind

    #HudsonGives is a 24-hour, online giving day just for Hudson County. Organized through a centralized giving site, www.hudsongives.org, it is a way to amplify the messaging, visibility, and fundraising of the nonprofit sector. 

    We hosted our first-ever #HudsonGives, and the first major initiative of the Hudson Chamber Foundation, on May 17, 2019 and partnered with 80 nonprofits to raise $127,097 by engaging 1,207 donors from the wider community. We did it again in 2020, and raised $342,256 by partnering with 76 nonprofits and engaging 2,620 donors. 

    So, we're doing it yet again on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Our goal? To raise $500,000 and help nonprofits across Hudson County better serve the local community!

    Join us for a day of community!  #HudsonGives 2021 takes place on Thursday, May 13, 2021 with 24+ hours of livestream fun and fundraising!

    The Foundation's Mission 

    The mission of the Hudson County Chamber Foundation is to support capacity building of established small- and medium-sized businesses and nonprofit organizations in the region. 

    Board of Directors

    • Ruddys Andrade, Executive Director, Guttenberg Housing Authority
    • Emory Edwards, Director or Corporate, Foundation & Government Relations, Saint Peter’s University
    • Maria Nieves, President & CEO, Hudson County Chamber of Commerce
    To learn more about the Hudson County Chamber Foundation, email us at foundation@hudsonchamber.org
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