Franciscan Charities is happy to announce the receipt of a $9,000 grant from The Hyde and Watson Foundation of Warren, NJ. The funds will be used to improve the soup kitchen’s security system and provide lockers for the volunteers to store their personal belongings.

Over the years, The Hyde and Watson Foundation has been a generous supporter of Franciscan Charities. Past grant awards have allowed the charity to build a room for the literacy program, expand the kitchen prep area, purchase kitchen equipment, install new flooring, purchase new tables and chairs, and much more. The funding for these projects has allowed the charity to meet the growing needs of clients and provide critical social service programs for the poor in Newark.

Thank you to The Hyde and Watson Foundation for their continued support and generosity!

About the foundation: The Hyde and Watson Foundation supports capital projects such as hard costs related to the construction or purchase of new facilities, building renovations and improvements, purchase of capital equipment and furnishings, and other one-time capital needs. Broad fields of support include education, social services, arts, health, religion, and humanities. The current geographic areas of grant support are primarily the five boroughs of New York City, and Essex, Morris, and Union Counties in New Jersey. In recent years the average grant has been around $10,000.

For more information, please visit The Hyde and Watson Foundation website: