Skip to main content Skip to footer

Mary Owen Borden Memorial Foundation


Last profile update: 04/17/2018
Last grant data update: 05/08/2018

At A Glance

Mary Owen Borden Memorial Foundation

4 Blackpoint Horseshoe

Rumson, NJ United States 07760-1929

Telephone: (732) 741-4645


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Incorporated in 1934 in NJ - The Mary Owen Borden Foundation was founded by Bertram H. Borden in June of 1934 to honor his recently departed wife. The Foundation began with five trustees: The Reverend William H. Owen, John C. Borden, Arthur B. Borden, Doris Borden, and William G. Gridley. Bertram Borden served as the Treasurer. Much of the Foundation's early giving was provided to charities in and around Rumson, New Jersey, including Victory Park, Rumson High School, and the Mary Owen Borden wing of the Monmouth Medical Center. In addition, the Foundation provided funds to support the John C. Borden auditorium at the Manhattan School of Music. In recent decades, the Foundation has limited its new funding to New Jersey's Mercer and Monmouth

Purpose and Activities

The foundation's special focus will be on programs in New Jersey's Mercer and Monmouth counties, addressing the needs of economically disadvantaged youth and their families. This will include health, family planning, education, counseling, child care, substance abuse, and delinquency. Other areas of interest include affordable housing, conservation and the environment, and the arts.