Corporate, Foundation, and Institutional Supporters

Project U.S.E. is thankful for our strong base of supporting institutions that help make our work possible.  We invite you to learn more about these key partners and their collaborative work with us below; we’d also encourage you to visit their sites to learn more about the amazing work they do in supporting communities through business, education, and philanthropy!

Community Foundation of New Jersey

Through the Community Foundation of New Jersey, Project U.S.E. has been able to receive funding from a generous anonymous donor in support of our Pedal Farmers program.

This generous support has allowed us to continue providing more Newark youth with a summer employment experience designed to increase their confidence, build employment skills, and provide a hands-on opportunity to learn and practice business skills.

Victoria Foundation

The Victoria Foundation is a private foundation supporting programs that impact the cycle of poverty in Newark, with a specific focus on addressing K-12 education reform, neighborhood revitalizations, and strengthening youth and families.  They generously support Project U.S.E. programming to expand access to high-quality experiential education and outdoor programming to youth throughout the City of Newark.

The Lackland Family Foundation

The Lackland Family Foundation is a private family foundation that has generously provided general operating support to Project U.S.E. to advance our mission of providing outstanding experiential education programming to students and adults throughout the State of New Jersey.

PSEG

Through it’s charitable giving, the PSEG Foundation has generously supported multiple Project U.S.E. programs, including our Pedal Farmers program.  You can learn more about PSEG’s work supporting strong communities through the PSEG Foundation at this link.

Burley Designs

Burley Designs is known around the world for building recreational transport gear that sets the standard for safety, durability and thoughtful design.  They have supported Project U.S.E. and the Pedal Farmers program through the donation of bike trailers and by helping to spread the word about Project U.S.E. programs and special events.

Click here to learn more about their company’s history and also check out their high-quality products for biking, cycle touring, and other outdoor activities.

Link Community Charter School

Link Community Charter School has been a longtime community partner of Project U.S.E. for more than 30 years.

They continue to provide outstanding educational opportunities for their students through a student centered educational approach that develops the body, mind, and spirit and focuses on an enduring commitment to Core Values.  You can learn more about their outstanding work with students from Newark on their school website.

Stop & Shop

Stop & Shop has generously supported our 2021 Pedal Farmers program by donating $1,000 in gift cards that will allow our participants to supply fresh, healthy food and produce to Newark residents during their work supporting food delivery and mobile farmers markets throughout the city.

Whole Cities Foundation

The Whole Cities Foundation has generously supported our Pedal Farmers program for multiple years through their Newark Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant.

We are thankful for the investments they have made allowing us to expand our Pedal Farmers program to give Newark youth the opportunity to learn about community gardening and strengthening local food systems.

Swiss Re

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance, and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer.  Through our work with clients we fulfill our vision of helping to make the world more resilient.

 

Swiss Re has supported Project U.S.E. through our efforts to maintain community programming through COVID-19 to continue providing virtual experiential education programs to underserved schools, community partners, and other nonprofit agencies.

The Hausler Family Foundation

The Hausler Family Foundation is a private family foundation that has generously supported Project U.S.E. as a signature sponsor for our 2022 Annual Hike event.  We are thankful for their support of our mission to expand equitable access to high quality outdoor education programs for as many students as possible.

The Hyde and Watson Foundation

The Hyde and Watson Foundation has supported capital investments, equipment, and purchases to support our Wildcat programming and our outdoor programming site at Wildcat Mountain Wilderness Center.  These improvements include the purchase of AED defibrillator units to enhance course safety for our participants, the purchase of solar power equipment and batteries for Ferber Lodge at Wildcat, and new climbing equipment and hardware for our ropes course.

Arborjet

Arborjet has generously supported our 2022 Annual Hike event as a signature sponsor.  As a leader in the plant health industry, they have also provided in-kind support of supplies and staff volunteer time to our Pedal Farmers program for multiple years.

We are thankful for the investments they have made allowing us to expand our Pedal Farmers program to give Newark youth the opportunity to learn about community gardening and strengthening local food systems – you can learn more about their company by visiting their website.

Individual Donors Like You!

The amazing work that Project U.S.E. is able to do would not be possible or sustainable without the small donors who make up a significant portion of our financial support, but also help our community in so many other ways: volunteering your valuable time, spreading the word about Project U.S.E., and so much more!  We appreciate your generosity in investing your time and energy on behalf of our mission and the youth we serve.