#b#Sipprelle Charitable Corporation#/b#, headed by Tracy Sipprelle, wife of Princeton businessman and 12th District congressional candidate Scott Sipprelle, recently gave $500,000 to Isles of Trenton, to help finance community development activities.
Half of the funds will support the startup of micro-lending and energy services businesses called E4, a community-based business designed to provide home energy and environmental hazard retrofits. The other half of the funds will underwrite Isles’ capital campaign in support of a project to re-create a historic vacant textile mill into a mixed use, green office and training center.
The #b#Provident Bank Foundation#/b#, the charitable arm of the South Brunswick-based banking chain, recently gave $5,000 to the Intersect Fund, a non-profit organization that provides a variety of business training services to low-income entrepreneurs. The donation will support its Entrepreneur University program, an eight-week training course that helps entrepreneurs build a strong business.
Provident also recently gave $10,000 to the State Theatre Regional Arts Center in New Brunswick,the final installment of a three-year, $30,000 pledge – to support its Milk & Cookies series for children.