The Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ) is committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and security of personal information about our current and potential donors. We believe that you should be aware of our policies designed to protect the confidentiality of this information and how we use it, particularly when you provide personal information to CFNJ.

Please take a moment to review our privacy policy, including those parts that depend on whether you deal with us directly or through an authorized representative.

Obtaining information

CFNJ obtains personal information about you in the following ways:

  • From applications or forms (examples include name, address, social security number)
  • From transactional activity (for example, contributions and grant recommendations)
  • From other sources with your consent or with the consent of your authorized representative

We may use this information to process transactions; to respond to inquiries from you or your representative and to develop, offer, and deliver new programs and services. CFNJ takes great care to protect your personal information and when we use it, we do so with respect for your privacy.

Protecting information

The strong protection of sensitive information is a foundation of our donors’ trust and a standard practice. We employ extensive physical, electronic, and procedural protection mechanisms.

CFNJ does not sell or rent donor names or information to any firm or nonprofit organization, nor share it any firm or nonprofit organization for their marketing or fundraising purposes, unless you or your authorized representative explicitly asks us to do so. You do not have to contact us to benefit from these protections; they apply automatically to all our donors.

We may share the personal information that we collect with government agencies or other regulatory bodies and law enforcement officials (for example, for tax reporting or for reporting suspicious transactions).

Online privacy

Privacy, security, and service online are just as critical as the rest of our operations. We therefore employ firewall barriers, encryption techniques and authentication procedures. We may also place cookies and similar files on your hard drive for security purposes, to facilitate site navigation, and to personalize your experience on our site.