New Jersey Pandemic Relief

Born out of an unexpected crisis, we started the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund to quickly address urgent needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

We knew the task was daunting, yet it is hard times that define character. The pandemic showed that New Jersey is a state filled with fighters who care deeply for their neighbors. In good times and bad, we show up and support one another: this is just what Jersey does.

The Fund successfully harnessed this indomitable Jersey spirit and generosity. In the dark days of March 2020, we brought together the leaders, resources and expertise needed to respond to the pandemic. Our unique position allowed us to identify needs, fill-in gaps and remove roadblocks to deliver aid where it was most urgently needed. Importantly, over 62,000 donors like yourself generously gave over $66.3 million. Our total combined impact exceeded $88 million in grants and co-investments. In addition, hundreds of individuals, corporations and foundations volunteered their time, allowing us to put 100% of funds raised toward those most in need.

Early on, the Fund focused on areas of critical need such as food, shelter, and health. As the pandemic wore on, we recognized and funded programs addressing deeper systemic issues such as child care accessibility and digital connectivity in schools. We committed resources to support the arts community and women and minority-owned small businesses. And we provided much-needed funding for mental health counseling as well as support for people facing eviction. Here and now, we continue with our work delivering resources across a number of ongoing initiatives that target our neediest neighbors and help them bridge to a better tomorrow.

Throughout it all, we have been humbled by the overwhelming response from citizens across our state. As the past nine months have proven, New Jersey neighbors will always be there for one another and respond with strength to any crisis. We are mindful of the challenges that lie ahead and know that together we can continue to help our most vulnerable neighbors get back on their feet. Thank you for caring and joining us in this work. None of this happens without you.

With gratitude,

Tammy Murphy and Josh Weinreich



New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund will raise funds and organize and coordinate resources to fight the medical, social and economic impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s most vulnerable.

65M+ Million Raised

62,000+ Donors

$56M Allocated to 500+ organizations to date

NJPRF was created to address the social, economic, and medical impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey.


We thank these major donors to the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund:

Founding donors are asterisked.

ADP Foundation

Lucien and Linda Alziari

American Water Charitable Foundation

Amgen Foundation

Amoroso Pantano, P.C.

Henry J. Amoroso

Anonymous (2)

The Appleman Foundation, Inc.

The Baker Family and Riverside Medical Group



BJ’s Charitable Foundation

Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation

BNY Mellon

Brady Family

Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation

Campbell Soup Company

Ray Catena Family of Dealerships

Ray Chambers and the MCJ Amelior Foundation*

Columbia Property Trust

CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer

CVS Health

The Day Family

Deloitte Foundation

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Laurence Downes

E*TRADE Financial Corporation

Eli Lilly and Company

Evergreen Partners

The Fournier Family Foundation


Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Carl Goldberg

Fritz Henkel Stiftung Foundation

The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey

HQ Trivia

IBEW Local 456 – Joe Egan, Business Manager

IBEW Local 351 – Dan Cosner, Business Manager

IBEW Local 164 – Danny Gumble, Business Manager

IBEW Local 102 – Pat Delle Cava, Business Manager

IBEW Local 400 – Robert Shimko, Business Manager

IBEW Local 269 – Steve Aldrich Business Manager

IBEW Construction Division – Ian Leonard, Statewide Political Director

Impact 100 Jersey Coast

Jacobs Levy Equity Management

John P. and Anne Welsh McNulty Foundation

The Johnson Family and The New York Jets

Glenn and Arlene Johnson

Andrea Jung

The Katz Foundation – Melissa Silver, Rachel & Drew Katz

Don Katz and Leslie Larson

Kathy and Tony Kerbs

S. Dillard and Adrienne Kirby Family Philanthropic Fund

The Kislak Family Foundation, Inc.

Donna and John Kuchinski Family Fund

Cliff & Sue Ensley, Leisure Merchandising Corp.

LEO Pharma

Levinson Axelrod, P.C.

Larry L. Luing Family Foundation

Eli Manning

Margaret A. Darrin Trust

Carolyn and Mark Mason

McKinsey and Company

Message & Media, Inc.

The Charles G. and Elizabeth A. Mortimer Foundation

The Philip and Tammy Murphy Family Foundation

M&T Bank

New Jersey Devils Players

New Jersey Natural Gas

New York Football Giants

Nitzberg Family Fund

NJ Advance Media

NJM Insurance

Novartis US Foundation

Novo Nordisk

The O’Toole Family Foundation

John and Laura Overdeck*

Wayne Paglieri and Jess Chang

Parise Family Fund

The Pfizer Foundation

PNC Foundation

Prologis, Inc.

The Prudential Foundation

PSEG Foundation

Eileen and Les Quick

Ranger Family

Joan Rechnitz

The Rite Aid Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Karen and Gary Rose

RSI Bank



Greg Schiano

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

The Selective Insurance Group Foundation

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill

SIOR New Jersey Chapter


The Smith Family Foundation of New Jersey

David and Jenny Stone
And the Stone & Magnanini LLP
In association with the Smart Family Foundation of New York

Standard Chartered Bank

Jon Stewart

Strides Pharma

Subaru of America Foundation, Inc.

Wendy and Greg Supron

SYMH Foundation Youth Council / President Ethan Han


The David Tepper Charitable Foundation, Inc.*

Thenen Foundation

Third Point Reinsurance (USA) Ltd.


Ann and Thomas Unterberg

Dean and Denise Vanech


Roby and Josh Weinreich

Wells Fargo

Nina and Ted Wells

Kim and Finn Wentworth

Wilf Family Foundations

Barry and Jan Zubrow

For information:
Hans Dekker, President


Mailing Address:

Post Office Box 338

Morristown, NJ 07963-0338

Shipping Address:

35 Knox Hill Road

Morristown, NJ 07960

Phone: 973.267.5533

Fax: 973.267.2903