Monthly Archives: December 2021


A Special Thank You & A Look Back At 2021

We are so proud and grateful for all that we achieved in 2021 that was made possible with your support of our mission.

We want to especially thank our JBJ Soul Kitchen Staff and Volunteers who have gone above and beyond to support our in-need community in addition to welcoming back faces both old and new into our restaurants.

Another special thank you goes out to all our partners and generous donors who supported and helped us fulfill our mission throughout our 5-10-15 Year Anniversary Celebration!

It has been so rewarding to relive all the wonderful moments and accomplishments over the last 15 years.

Please click here and join us in looking back at all that you helped make possible in 2021.

Thank you for your continued support.
We wish you a wonderful holiday season and a
healthy and Happy New Year!

Cheers to 2022 and beyond! 


JBJ Soul Foundation Selected as A Community with Heart Grant Recipient

This holiday season, Kohl’s is surprising more than 150 nonprofits nationwide with a total of $8 million in grants to further each organization’s mission. This year, JBJ Soul Foundation is honored to once again be chosen as a recipient of Kohl’s A Community with Heart program.  Jon Grosso and Kate Beck from Kohl’s visited JBJ Soul Kitchen Red Bank for our 5-10-15 Anniversary Celebration and to share the exciting news.

The program strives to enrich organizations dedicated to family health and wellness and each identified local nonprofit is committed to making a difference for families in their communities across the country. The donations are made possible through Kohl’s philanthropic merchandise program, Kohl’s Cares®, which sells children’s books and toys, and donates 100 percent of the net profit to charitable organizations nationwide that improve the health and wellness of families.

“At Kohl’s, we understand the importance of giving back. That’s why this holiday season, we are honored to celebrate these local nonprofits that generously serve their respective communities with all of their hearts,” said Greg Revelle, Kohl’s chief marketing officer. “These organizations from across the country turn hopes into action. Hand-selected by our associates, the more than 150 nonprofits selected exemplify what it means to serve others and we are proud to provide support that will enable them to expand their efforts.”

Thank you Kohl’s for your long time support of our mission! Click here to view the full list of grant recipients of Kohl’s A Community with Heart program.


Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation To Help Provide Housing For Homeless Veterans

Rock Legend’s Latest Grant Will Support American Legion’s Veterans Center of Hoboken

HOBOKEN, NJ, (July 12, 2021) American Legion Post 107 and Hoboken Councilman Phil Cohen today announced that the Post’s nonprofit Veterans Center of Hoboken has received a generous match grant of $100,000 from the JBJ Soul Foundation, founded by Jon Bon Jovi, as the Post creates new housing and supportive services to provide homeless veterans with a place of their own.

“We know that even one homeless veteran living on the streets is one too many,” said Commander John P. Carey of Post 107. “They are heroes who served our country and sacrificed, and now need a helping hand. We are grateful to the JBJ Soul Foundation for such a generous grant, which will help make the vision of an expanded Veterans Center a reality.”

“JBJ Soul Foundation is dedicated to continuing our work with veterans, addressing issues of hunger and homelessness, and we are all inspired by the Veterans Center of Hoboken,” said Jon Bon Jovi. “The Center is not only expanding with 18 additional furnished housing units, but is also providing services including physical and mental health care and employment opportunities for these struggling veterans. This is exactly the kind of mission and positive impact the Foundation is proud to support.”

Architecture rendering of Veterans Center of Hoboken Phase II

Hoboken Councilman Phil Cohen thanked the JBJ Soul Foundation for partnering with American Legion Post 107 on this extraordinary project, saying “I believe we have a moral duty to ensure the men and women who honorably served our country have a roof over their heads and receive the critical support services they deserve after all they have given our nation.”

Beginning today, donations from individuals, civic groups, small businesses, and corporations will be matched dollar for dollar until the challenge grant is fulfilled. Gifts from $25 to $25,000 are eligible. To Support the Veterans Center of Hoboken, visit or mail a check (made payable to Veterans Center of Hoboken) to 308 2nd Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030.

After its Hoboken headquarters was demolished by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, American Legion Post 107 rebuilt a flood-resistant facility that includes six units of affordable housing for homeless veterans. By adding 18 units, the Veterans Center will be poised to substantially, permanently reduce veteran homelessness in Hudson County. For more than a century the Post has been serving those who served their country.

UPDATE: JBJ Soul Foundation is proud to share that our match has been met and we are thankful for the support of this project.  On December 7, 2021, the JBJSF presented a grant for $100,000 at the groundbreaking ceremony held by the American Legion Post 107.