More than $70 Million in 2023 Grants

Final numbers are still being tallied, but we know fundholders at the Community Foundation of New Jersey recommended more than $70 million in grants to worthy causes and communities in 2023. This extraordinary sum was the lifeblood of hundreds of local nonprofit organizations, with more than $20 million going towards food security specifically.

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Open a Fund

The Community Foundation offers a variety of types of charitable funds including donor advised and legacy funds. Families and businesses leverage the Community Foundation’s resources and expertise toward managing their charitable giving and achieving lasting change in our state and beyond. Our work is in furtherance of our fundholders’ explicit or evolving goals, with an eye towards simplifying the process of giving and amplifying the impact of that giving. We are with you from inspiration to results.

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Create a Legacy

Many fundholders and other members of our community designate the Community Foundation as the beneficiary of their philanthropic funds. In so doing, they signal the trust that they place in the Community Foundation’s ability to implement their charitable interests in perpetuity and to identify the very best ways to steward their philanthropic legacies.

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Join Our Work

The Community Foundation welcomes fundholders and other community members to actively participate in our work. We believe that connecting donors’ philanthropic interests to critical imperatives in the state and pooling their dollars with our own allows us to have a greater impact on issues that matter.

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CFNJ in the Community…

Non-Profit Spotlight: Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter

The Community Foundation of New Jersey team recently took a trip to East Hanover to meet with the staff at the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter. For more than 50 years, Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter has been providing exceptional care for…

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Give in NJ Map

Many New Jerseyans want to “give where they live”. Want to help a community you care about? Want to support a specific cause? Or perhaps help fight a specific disease? Our Give in NJ Map helps you find worthy non-profit organizations close to home.


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