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Maslow Scholarship Accepting 2023 Applications

The Community Foundation of New Jersey today announced that The Jonathan Maslow Scholarship, which it administers on behalf of members of the Red Bank Regional High School (RBRHS) Class of 1966, is accepting applications for the Fall 2023 term. The…

Hooey Scholar Ella DuRie savors in-person learning

November 7, 2022 For Ella DuRie, a junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Biology with a minor in Spanish and Chemistry, making the transition from virtual to in-person learning has been a game-changer. After two full semesters of completely…

Start thinking about year-end giving

As the leaves start to fall, philanthropy starts to rise, as families and businesses throughout New Jersey begin thinking about their year-end giving. We are here to help as you think about the most beneficial ways to include philanthropy in…

Human trafficking remains prevalent

November 3, 2022 You may have seen in the Gannett papers today a detailed profile on human trafficking in New Jersey. This is an issue the Community Foundation of New Jersey and many interested fundholders first became involved with in…

Giving Opportunity: Friends of Jockey Hollow

One of the Community Foundation’s newest funds, Friends of Jockey Hollow, is working to raise funds for an ambitious 2023. Two local philanthropic families, the Wentworths and the Kirbys, established the fund to protect, preserve, and promote the Jockey Hollow…

“Checkout Charity”: What’s the right thing to do?

You’ve seen it most stores: “checkout charity” is the relatively new and fast-growing way for making charitable contributions. Checkout charity donations are often the result of spur-of-the-moment, periodic or one-time asks triggered by a tragedy, holiday, or cause. Solicitations can occur…

SparkNJ: Igniting One Small Grant at a Time

October 18, 2022 SparkNJ, a newly created New Jersey philanthropic organization whose mission is to support small, Black-led nonprofits, has announced the recipients of its six inaugural grants. The six recipients are from three New Jersey counties and fulfill a…