Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy: Two Years Later

October 29, 2014 In the two years since Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey and the region, the philanthropic community, joined by thousands of donors, responded to the myriad of community challenges and today has much to be proud of.  Of…

Horseshoe Crab Project Receives Grant

June 17, 2014 The Delaware Bayshore coastal restoration/horseshoe crab rescue project that the Community Foundation of New Jersey funded last year out the of the New Jersey Recovery Fund recently received a $4.7 million grant from the National Fish and…

NJ Recovery Fund Update: Grantee Convening & Assessment

April 22, 2014 The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation engaged the Center for Whole Communities (CWC) to lead grantees through the development of a goals and an assessment rubric for their work, which defines objectives and assesses the grantees’ contribution toward…

NJ Recovery Fund Update: Community Health & the Arts

April 22, 2014 Community Health The New Jersey Recovery Fund supported grants to organizations that will provide mental health services and medical care in Ocean and Middlesex County.  These grants are being used to meet the high demands of services…

NJ Recovery Fund Update: Environment & Planning Programming

April 22, 2014 The environment/planning grantees are leading the advocacy effort for greater transparency and public debate on how the state spends its Sandy recovery funds, providing direct support to communities for long term resiliency planning, and implementing on-the-ground demonstration…

NJ Recovery Fund Update: Inform & Engage Programming

April 22, 2014 We believe that reliable and accessible news and information plays an important role in the health and well-being of New Jersey’s communities. NJRF supported eleven projects that inform and engage the public on issues the state faces…

NJ Recovery Fund Update: Timeline & Goals

April 22, 2015 Most of the gifts to the New Jersey Recovery Fund were made between December 2012 and March of 2013, totaling approximately $7.1 million. Many of the contributors had specific goals for their funding that we honored as…

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week Kicks Off

April 20, 2014 Monday, March 3rd kicks off National Severe Weather Preparedness Week and, according to data from FEMA, there is plenty to prepare for. FEMA reports, “In 2013, there were seven weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding…