Our Story

For over 40 years the Grunin family has called the Central Jersey Shore home. Through their inspired investment portfolio and philanthropic endeavors, the Grunins have cultivated a community driven by economic excellence in the region.

In 2013, Jay and Linda Grunin, along with their only child Jeremy, formalized their charitable pursuits and created the Grunin Foundation. Since then, the foundation has invested nearly $19 million in the Central Jersey Shore, with an additional $16 million committed. The Grunins have sought to improve the quality of life for all residents by thoughtfully investing in the arts, education and healthcare.

Some of the family’s mainspring investments include; Grunin Center for the Arts @ Ocean County College, OCVTS Performing Arts Academy @ Ocean County College, Grunin Center for Law & Social Entrepreneurship @ NYU, and the Grunin Arts & Education Building @ Count Basie Center for the Arts.

Through their investment company Grunin Holdings, the family has circulated over a million dollars in corporate sponsorships to local nonprofits and public benefit groups.

Our Team

We are committeed to raising the quality of life for all members of the Central Jersey Shore.

We're Building an Ecosystem for Economic Excellence

We achieve our mission and vision through our four pillar strategy. Each of these areas reinforces the others and builds a local economic ecosystem that supports both economic excellence and social innovation.

Our Areas of Work