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Opportunities to have impact in New Jersey

November 2021 Fundholders at the Community Foundation of New Jersey are doing spectacular things across the philanthropic spectrum, initiating thousands of grants this year alone. At the same time, we at the Community Foundation are granting out discretionary dollars with an…

Dates to keep in mind for year-end giving

Year-end is a busy time at the Community Foundation of New Jersey, as we facilitate a large volume of grants from generous fundholders to the causes and charities they care about. In November and December of last year, we processed…

Impact 100 in the community

In 2018, Samaritan Inn, a homeless shelter in Newton, received a $100,000 grant from Impact 100 Garden State to purchase a house for renovation into three apartments for homeless families. The new residence has allowed three families, including one couple…

Thank you, Margarethe Laurenzi

September 30, 2021 Earlier this month, the Community Foundation learned that our friend and colleague Margarethe Laurenzi will be leaving the Foundation to become the Executive Director of the Maher Charitable Foundation. While we are sad to see Margarethe go,…

ROI-NJ: Philanthropy boosts bottom line, other benefits

September 23, 2021 Did you catch our piece in ROI-NJ? It’s worth a read: In more than 40 years of working with New Jersey businesses — from Prudential, Public Service Enterprise Group, Wakefern Food Corp., and Johnson & Johnson to a host of mid-market companies…

Field Trip Grants Available to New Jersey Schools

We’re back! The Community Foundation of New Jersey today announced 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 back for the…

Direct relief for Afghanistan & Haiti

The unfolding humanitarian crises in Afghanistan and Haiti have been top of mind for many fundholders at the Community Foundation of New Jersey. Distinct and complex in their own rights, these two tragedies present an urgent need. We are pleased to…