The Community Foundation of New Jersey is committed to helping New Jerseyans realize their philanthropic goals.

The Community Foundation offers charitable solutions and giving vehicles, philanthropic support, and personalized services that simplify the process of charitable giving for families and individuals, allowing you to focus on the impact you want to have. Whether your goal is to manage your current giving, work on an issue you are passionate about, or create a permanent legacy, we work in partnership with you, your family, and your advisors to streamline the process and make your charitable giving as effective as possible. We’re with you from inspiration to impact.

Choose the Right Fund to Make a Lasting Difference

Begin your philanthropic journey by selecting a fund type and designating a name for your fund. Based on your interests and goals, we can design a fund that’s right for you and your family. Minimum fund balance is $25,000.


Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds are our most popular and flexible fund type, allowing you to support a wide range of organizations and issues, now and in the future. Our team is available to advise on achieving the most favorable tax treatment and the greatest impact of the fund in your community, wherever that may be.


Legacy Funds

Like many donors, you may be passionate about particular communities, causes, or institutions. Your Legacy Fund, stewarded by the Community Foundation, gives you a flexible vehicle to meet evolving, future needs on the issues and places you care about. With this fund type, you entrust the Community Foundation to fulfill your legacy in line with your philanthropic intent – its sole mission, and unique among its peers.

Learn More About Legacy FundsFact Sheet | List of Current Funds


Scholarship Funds

Scholarship Funds are an effective vehicle to help young people achieve their dreams of an education. Of course, the diversity of schools, academic programs, and student interests make achieving that dream unique to every young person. That is why we offer a range of Scholarship Fund options that enable students to succeed in a variety of ways. These include traditional scholarships or customized fund awards for alternative scholarships.

Learn More About Scholarship Funds | Fact Sheet | Student Resources Page | List of Current Funds


Designated Agency Funds

If you have a focused commitment to an organization, you may choose to permanently support it through a Designated Fund. The Foundation’s stewardship guarantees that the good works you value will continue, even if the original organization ceases to exist.

List of Current Funds


Contact Hans Dekker at 973.267.5533 or by email with any questions or to establish your fund.