The Cipher Foundation

The Cipher Foundation

"The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something."

Brotherhood & Service

Two words that describe The Cipher best. We are committed to supporting and strengthening one another, as well as the communities in which we live and work.

About us

The Cipher Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit men's support and community outreach organization. Founded in 2017, the organization's purpose is to serve and support our members as well as the communities in which we live, by way of:

Utilizing our individual strengths to accomplish a common goal.

Affecting positive change in our own individual lives via personal healing and growth.

Uplifting and encouraging one another to be present, compassionate, strong and accountable in our family lives.

Contributing positively and measurably to our communities, both locally and globally.

Building a legacy of spiritual, mental, and emotional health for our progeny.

Recent Events

Nov 18 2017

The Cipher 1st Annual Thanksgiving Meal Drive

Dental Kidz- Newark, NJ

3:00pm - 6:30pm

The Cipher, in partnership with Dental Kidz and Shop-Rite of Passaic NJ, organized a day of giving! Prior to Thanksgiving day, Cipher members chose 100 families from the Newark, NJ area and provided them with everything they needed to have a complete Thanksgiving meal. Turkeys, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and an apple pie for dessert! It was a day of giving back and spending time with the community that we won't soon forget!

Nov 21 2020

4th Annual Thanksgiving Meal Drive

Zion Towers - Newark, NJ

9:00am - 3:00pm

The Cipher Foundation will host its 4th annual Thanksgiving Meal Drive. Last year, we fed 200 families throughout the Newark, NJ area. This year, our goal is to feed more than 250 families! With your help, I know that we can make that goal a reality. Donate today and make a difference in the lives of needy families:

Dec 23 2017

The Cipher Christmas Toy Drive

Maimonides Medical Center- Brooklyn, NY


The holidays are typically a time spent with loved ones in the joyful spirit of giving and celebration. Unfortunately, for a number of children, their time is spent in a hospital battling an illness or injury. Recognizing this, The Cipher partnered with the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York to spend the day in their Pediatrics unit handing out gifts and putting smiles on the faces of so many children. It was truly a moment we will not soon forget!

Jun 23 2018

The Cipher/ First Tee Mentoring Program

Weequahic Golf Course- Newark, NJ


The Cipher partnered with The PGA's First Tee program to mentor local kids on life and the game of golf. Members spent the summer out on the golf course, helping kids learn and practice the fundamentals of the game while chatting with the kids about the everyday challenges they face as growing young people.

Oct 21 2018

The Cipher Colon Cancer Awareness & Prevention Day

Newark Conservancy- Newark, NJ


The deadly disease of cancer is one that continues to effect us all. In solidarity with those who recognize the month of October as Breast Cancer Awareness month, The Cipher Foundation partnered with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center's Colorectal Cancer division to educate Newark residents on the risk factors, causes, and benefits of early detection of colon and rectal cancer. A nutritionist was also on-hand to engage in a dialogue with attendees about healthy lifestyle choices as a preventative measure against these deadly diseases. Attendees received ShopRite gift cards, surprise gift bags, and recipes for healthy yet delicious family meals that are crucial to a well balanced lifestyle!

Nov 17 2018

The Cipher 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Meal Drive

Dental Kidz- Newark, NJ


Continuing our commitment to serving the needs of our community, The Cipher Foundation hosted it's 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Meal Drive. With the help of vital donor support, our members were able to accomplish our goal of feeding 100 families in the Newark, NJ area. Special thanks to our partners at ShopRite of Passaic, NJ and Dental Kidz of Newark, NJ.

Nov 23 2019

The Cipher 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Meal Drive

Zion Tower Housing Development- Newark, NJ


The tradition giving continues! In 2019, The Cipher partnered once again with ShopRite of Passaic, NJ and our friends at L&M Development Partners and New Hope Baptist Church with the goal of feeding 200 families. We surpassed that goal by feeding more than 250 families in the Essex County area- more than doubling our success from the previous year! It was truly a day to remember, filled with smiles, hugs and happy families!

Nov 20 2021

The 5th Annual Thanksgiving Meal Drive

Thanksgiving 2021 marked our fifth year in a row of providing meals to needy families! To commemorate this milestone, we set out to triple the number of families we fed the first year. With help from our valued donors and partners, we made that dream a reality- feeding 300 families in Essex County NJ! Now that's definitely something to be thankful for!

DEC 19 2021

Title- 2021 Holiday Toy Drive

For the 2021 holiday season, The Cipher Foundation partnered with Black Watts Cycling Club to bring a little holiday joy to families in need. Members of both organizations were on hand to personally deliver toys, toiletries, and other essential items to the residents of Isaiah House and The Apostles House. It was our way of sharing in the holiday spirit of giving as only The Cipher Foundation can do!

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something.”

Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.

- Barack Obama -

Our Team

Tracey Collins


Board Member

Roger Soares


Board Member

Ahmad Russell



Anthony Mason


Chief Operations Officer

Chris Harvell