Gun Violence

Fundholder-Sponsored Buyback Nets 428 Guns

August 4, 2015 For a little over $30,000, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office purchased 428 unwanted firearms at a two-day Monmouth County gun buyback. Asbury Park and Keansburg were the two locations where individuals could sell their weapons with no…

Fundholder Sponsors Monmouth Gun Buyback

July 30, 2015 Gun buyback programs are a safe and effective tool for removing unwanted firearms from homes and communities. Best of all, according to one of our fundholders who is particularly passionate about the issue, they are “above the…

Monmouth Gun Buyback Nets Over 200 Guns

September 30, 2013 Earlier this year we told you about the anonymous donor who worked with us to sponsor a gun buyback program in his home county of Monmouth.  That article, available here, described how the Community Foundation of New…

CFNJ Congratulates Monmouth Prosecutor on Buyback

September 30, 2013 The Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ) today congratulated the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office for the success of last month’s gun buyback program, which paid $15,000 to purchase 218 guns in Rumson and Asbury Park. Five handguns…

NJ Spotlight: Crime Up in NJ Cities

September 18, 2013 NJ Spotlight takes a look at crime in New Jersey’s urban centers and the numbers don’t look good.  Here’s what they found: Each of the six cities designated by the state police Uniform Crime Report as “major…

Spotlight on Newark

May 29, 2013 The Community Foundation of New Jersey has long worked with the City of Newark – as well as other partners in Newark – to improve the city’s quality of life.  In fact, when we were founded in…

Self-Taught Criminologist Takes on Newark Crime

April 16, 2013 The Community Foundation is among many foundations and community organizations that have long worked to alleviate Newark’s chronic crime problem.  Funding the Newark Police Foundation has been a highlight, as has supporting programs such as “Operation Ceasefire”…

Safety First, Prosperity Next

February 6, 2013 Newark Mayor Cory Booker has an ambitious goal: to dramatically lower crime in the city. “Public safety is Mayor Booker’s number one priority,” says Bari Mattes, a senior advisor to the mayor. “Until the city is safe,…