Nicholas Kristof profiles work incubated at CFNJ

July 11, 2017

Great ideas come in all shapes and sizes, though they almost all need a little structure or organizing before becoming reality. At the Community Foundation of New Jersey, we have incubated great ideas that have morphed into impact-driven funds or even nonprofit organizations of their own.

We are proud to have worked with one New Jersey family to turn their great idea – to help children in the developing world overcome clubfoot – into reality and, eventually, the well-known nonprofit MiracleFeet.

Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times recently visited with Miraclefeet and profiled their transformative work. He writes:

I wish that skeptics of humanitarian aid could have seen the baby get care from MiracleFeet and emerge with feet as good as anyone else’s. Now she’ll be able to walk and run, go to school and hold a job, support herself and her country. And the total cost? Less than $500 for transforming a life.

We’re proud to have helped incubate this great idea, which is directly and cost-effectively helping children around the world, and look forward to MiracleFeet’s continued innovation and expanded reach.

For Nicholas Kristof’s full piece, click here: In a Remote Village, Witnessing Miracles.

To learn more about how we incubate great ideas, contact Hans Dekker at or 973-267-5533.