ATLANTIC CITY — The Atlantic City Community Fund Board of Advisors on Monday announced the groups who will receive grant funding.

Provided by local benefactors, such as the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Community Foundation of South Jersey, grants ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 will be given to community nonprofits focusing on issues from food security to anti-poverty initiatives, according to a news release.

Here is a list of recipients and the amount they will receive:

Community FoodBank of New Jersey Inc.: $2,500

Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation Inc.: $5,000

Atlantic City Arts Foundation: $5,000 for general operating expenses for the organization’s 48 Blocks Atlantic City, Chalk About AC and ARTeriors programs

New Jersey Tree Foundation Inc.: $5,000 for planting trees in the 1st Ward of Atlantic City

Mud Girls Studios: $3,000 for general operating expenses for its homeless women’s creative arts program

Robin’s Nest Inc.: $2,500 for its after-school program

St. James Atlantic City Community Development Corp.: $5,000 for the organization’s Walk for Hunger and the Barbara Woodall Chill Summer Reading Program to help Atlantic City youth prepare for their school’s reading assignments

The group is planning a reception 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Hard Rock Cafe inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. The event will include Lt. Gov. Sheila Y. Oliver, Jim Johnson, special counsel to Gov. Phil Murphy, and Mayor Frank M. Gilliam Jr.

Contact: 609-272-7241

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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