A Year Like No Other: Our 2020-2021 Annual Report

June 14, 2021

In forty years of service to charitable individuals and families, the Community Foundation of New Jersey has never had a year like 2020. More donations were made on behalf of more fundholders to more communities than ever before.

Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic dominated much of the past year’s philanthropy. We are proud of the Community Foundation’s leadership role in hosting the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, which has committed more than $61 million to more than 500 organizations. These grants are transforming communities and empowering neighborhoods to overcome the social, economic, and health-related impacts of COVID-19.

While fundholders at the Community Foundation were a key driver behind this pandemic-focused philanthropy, it was hardly their only focus. In fact, the range of our fundholders’ philanthropic pursuits inspire us every day – from the coat drive in Toms River to the treatment of clubfoot in Tanzania. It remains our privilege to steward this critical giving.

We are pleased to share some highlights of our collective work over the past year, through the lens of how we adapt to the varying needs of those we serve. The Community Foundation of New Jersey is many different things to many different people.

Here we highlight a few.