The New Jersey Recovery Fund is a joint effort among local and national foundations, New Jersey corporations, and individuals to provide support to New Jersey’s communities and nonprofit organizations that are affected by or responding to Hurricane Sandy. The Fund seeks to address the intermediate and long-term impacts of this natural disaster, serving as a flexible source of financial support to local organizations and communities as they lead and participate in rebuilding efforts throughout the state over the coming months and years.
The Fund will facilitate collaboration among the philanthropic and corporate community and will strategically target grants, leveraging the partners’ deep relationships throughout the state and their knowledge of effective local organizations and leaders. The Fund will support the nonprofit sector and local communities as they pursue a thoughtful plan to help rebuild New Jersey, and to ensure that the long-term needs of the state are being met as effectively as possible.
The Fund, which will be administered by the Community Foundation of New Jersey, can accept gifts directed to certain communities and/or program areas. Donors may express a preference to help in any number of areas, from human services and the environment to the arts and regional and community planning. And the Fund will work with donors to identify projects that not only fulfill their criteria, but also demonstrate impact.
The main focus of the Fund will, however, be to attract flexible dollars that can be deployed as the wide-ranging effects of this disaster unfold. This flexibility will allow the Fund to respond to both the direct and indirect impacts of the storm in many areas. Monies will be distributed both as grants and, where appropriate, as program related investments.
Integral to the Fund’s work is the creation of an Advisory Committee comprised of a group of foundation, business and civic leaders from across the state. The Advisory Committee will offer a direct link to the needs in our local communities as the rebuilding unfolds. The Advisory Committee will meet with program staff — made up of individuals from contributing partners — to guide the Fund's programmatic approach, help clarify local issues and needs, expand outreach efforts, and ensure that the distribution of funds is equitable, efficient, timely and effective.
To make an unrestricted or program donation:Donate Now
If you would like to make a donation with a check, please make checks payable to:
Community Foundation of New Jersey, noting New Jersey Recovery Fund in the Memo line.
For additional information, please contact Hans Dekker, President of the Community Foundation of New Jersey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (973) 267-5533 ext 222.