‘Field Trip New Jersey’ Launches Bergen, Passaic Summer Program

May 9, 2022

The Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ) today announced that the Field Trip New Jersey Fund, which it founded in 2016 to provide opportunities for students in under-served communities to connect classroom learning with real-life experiences, is expanding its eligibility criteria to include Bergen and Passaic County nonprofit organizations for the Summer of 2022.

Nonprofit organizations serving young people in Bergen and Passaic Counties, such as daycare centers and summer camps, may apply for grants of up to $800 to cover transportation costs for field trips. The trips may include visits to arts and culture sites, historic landmarks, nature preserves, and science institutions in New Jersey.

The program expansion to Bergen and Passaic County nonprofit organizations is made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Henry & Marilyn Taub Foundation.

Grant applications for Summer 2022 field trips are being accepted through July 15, 2022 on a rolling basis. The first round of grant announcements are expected in June 2022.

The application and additional grant guidelines are available online here.



“We’re proud to partner with the Henry & Marilyn Taub Foundation to expand this field trip programming into the summer,” said Madeline Rivera, program officer at the Community Foundation of New Jersey. “As students and teachers are becoming more comfortable with travel, the time is right to connect young learners with all the educational sites New Jersey has to offer.”

To date, the Field Trip New Jersey Fund has made $185,000 in grants supporting 593 field trips across the state. Popular destinations include the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, the Cape May County Zoo, the New Jersey State House, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Duke Farms, the Statue of Liberty National Monument, the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville, among many other locations.

With questions about Field Trip New Jersey, contact Madeline Rivera at the Community Foundation of New Jersey at (973) 828-2954 or mrivera@cfnj.org.

About the Community Foundation of New Jersey

The Community Foundation of New Jersey creates and scales custom solutions for purpose-driven individuals, families, and businesses. From creative projects that tackle critical societal or policy issues to scholarship funds, corporate philanthropy, legacy funds and donor advised funds, CFNJ manages nearly every kind of giving vehicle and tailors solutions to meet critical needs. CFNJ’s team of specialists understand the unique contours of communities and manage the scope of CFNJ investment and grantmaking capabilities with precision. The Community Foundation grants tens of millions of dollars each year through its more than 1,100 funds. In 2021, CFNJ granted more than $100 million to nonprofits in New Jersey and beyond.