CFNJ

New Legislation Boosts Philanthropy

July 2, 2013 Over the last few years, we’ve heard from many donors who are confused or uneasy about the process by which the State of New Jersey determines one’s residency for tax purposes.  To maintain a legal domicile outside…

Cicadas Swarm CFNJ

June 4, 2013 Hear that buzz?  If you’re at the Community Foundation’s offices in Morristown or countless other places in the northeast, it’s the swarm of cicadas sitting outside your window. Since mid-May, “swarmpedes” of Magicicada septendecim – the 17-year…

Q&A on Scholarships: Faith Krueger

May 1, 2013 While many were focused on their NCAA brackets in March, it was a different kind of “March Madness” at the Community Foundation, where scholarship season really kicked into high gear.  Now in May, new scholarship funds continue…

Turning Illiquid Assets into Charitable Giving

We often say that giving involves more than just dollars.  Time, talent, and other resources help maximize the impact of one’s giving.  Well it turns out there is also wide variety in the “dollars” one may give, in this case…

CFNJ Responds to Sandy

February 11, 2013 When a disaster strikes, the work of a community foundation takes on added importance.  That’s why we are especially heartened by the tremendous response from our donors and friends across the country in the wake of Hurricane…

CFNJ Launches Innovative Donor Engagement Platform

February 11, 2013 The Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ) today announced the launch of its new online donor engagement platform, featuring an “Issues that Inspire” series and a close look at emerging philanthropic trends and opportunities in the state.…

CFNJ Featured in Knight Foundation Case Studies

February 6, 2013 Our friends over at the Knight Foundation say that, “if the news and information environment is in trouble, so is civic life. Foundations can only help improve education, public safety, the environment or anything else if people…

How can I rollover my IRA?

February 6, 2013 When Congress passed legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff earlier this year, they left more than a few taxpayers confused as to what exactly happened.  We won’t attempt to explain it all, but we will try to…

Alternatives to Traditional Scholarships

The ways to support education are as dynamic as learning itself. The scholarships provided by the Community Foundation provide a good illustration of how donors can be creative in changing the lives of young people. The Community Foundation supplements its…