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. This pandemic has shown 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.
For the past nine months, the Fund has successfully harnessed this indomitable Jersey spirit and generosity. In the dark days of March, 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 $64 million. 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.
Tammy Murphy and Josh Weinreich
NJPRF ANNOUNCES $16M IN NEW GRANTS
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
$56M Allocated to 500+ organizations to date
NJPRF was created to address the social, economic, and medical impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey.
STORIES OF IMPACT
We thank these major donors to the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund:
Founding donors are asterisked.
Lucien and Linda Alziari
American Water Charitable Foundation
Amoroso Pantano, P.C.
Henry J. Amoroso
The Appleman Foundation, Inc.
The Baker Family and Riverside Medical Group
BJ’s Charitable Foundation
Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation
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
The Day Family
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
E*TRADE Financial Corporation
Eli Lilly and Company
The Fournier Family Foundation
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Fritz Henkel Stiftung Foundation
The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey
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
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.
Levinson Axelrod, P.C.
Larry L. Luing Family Foundation
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
New Jersey Devils Players
New Jersey Natural Gas
New York Football Giants
Nitzberg Family Fund
NJ Advance Media
Novartis US Foundation
The O’Toole Family Foundation
John and Laura Overdeck*
Wayne Paglieri and Jess Chang
Parise Family Fund
The Pfizer Foundation
The Prudential Foundation
Eileen and Les Quick
The Rite Aid Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Karen and Gary Rose
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
Subaru of America Foundation, Inc.
Wendy and Greg Supron
SYMH Foundation Youth Council / President Ethan Han
The David Tepper Charitable Foundation, Inc.*
Third Point Reinsurance (USA) Ltd.
Ann and Thomas Unterberg
Dean and Denise Vanech
Roby and Josh Weinreich
Nina and Ted Wells
Kim and Finn Wentworth
Wilf Family Foundations
Barry and Jan Zubrow
Hans Dekker, President
Post Office Box 338
Morristown, NJ 07963-0338
35 Knox Hill Road
Morristown, NJ 07960