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The Bass Foundation's Mission


Our mission is to enrich the lives of individuals in underserved communities in Essex County, New Jersey through Mentoring, Education and programs which support essential family needs.



We are a non-profit organization whose goal is to focus on the unmet needs of underserved communities in New Jersey and to improve the lives of these residents in every way we can. Through academic programming for grade school children, one-on-one mentoring initiatives for pre-college students, and the distribution of necessary goods to underprivileged individuals, we try get as deeply involved as necessary to effect a positive change of the lives in

our community. 

A big and heartfelt thank you to
 Brookdale Shoprite
for partnering with us on our
Backpack Buddies Food Support program!

Each week, with the amazing help of Shoprite,
The Bass Foundation provides
100 children from the Louverture School in
East Orange with weekend supplemental food.

 We look forward to a long and meaningful partnership as we continue to expand our programs which provide tremendous relief for many food insecure individuals and families within the community.

Watch our Video!
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Save The Date!
The Bass Foundation
Tennis & Golf Classic
September 7, 2023

The Bass Foundation New "Love Giving" Initiative

Over the years, The Bass Foundation has facilitated various giving programs benefiting children and families in East Orange. This year, we have opened our hearts to over 1,000 students in the East Orange School District with our “Love Giving” initiatives  including our Holiday Extravaganza, our MLK Book Buddies, our Valentine’s Winter Buddy Bags and our Healthy Stay Hydrated program. 


We are grateful to our wonderful and enthusiastic volunteers who have made these programs possible.

Coming up in 2022 is our new Spring Fling program, and  laptop giveaway at

Columbia High School in Maplewood!

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