Honoring Coast Guard members and their families

The Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation provides programs to honor Coast Guard personnel and their families and create a vibrant and welcoming “hometown” for them in Cape May County.

Our nonprofit’s main program is the annual Coast Guard Community Week.  The inaugural Coast Guard Community Festival was held in 2015 to celebrate Cape May County’s designation as a Coast Guard Community.  Our programs expanded in 2018 to include hosting the Southern New Jersey Coast Guard Ball in partnership with the United States Coast Guard.  The schedule of events increased to a full week in 2019 during our Spring shoulder season, with the Coast Guard Ball held on the last Saturday in April and the Coast Guard Community Festival held on the first Saturday in May.  We have added local events throughout Cape May County to create a week-long celebration of the Coast Guard’s importance to the region and to align with merchants and tourist activities.

We have also provided a variety of programs that have had a positive impact on the Coast Guard members and their families in our community.  These include the following:

We will continue to identify programs that will meet the needs of Coast Guard members and their families in our community.