Philanthropy

On Giving Tuesday, Become a Changemaker

It’s simple, really. SUPPORT CFNJ’S Changemaker Fund Give via your DONOR ADVISED FUND Give via your CREDIT CARD We’re asking people to give to a fund that in just two years has helped young girls escape human trafficking, put an…

Donor Advised Funds Continue Growth

November 18, 2015 Hear that? It’s the buzz around donor advised funds and why they are becoming an increasingly popular philanthropic vehicle for thousands of Americans. Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal said, “Donor-advised funds have surged in popularity…

Community Foundation Week Celebrated in New Jersey

November 12, 2015 During the week of November 12-18, 2015, the Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ) will join more than 750 community foundations across America celebrating Community Foundation Week. For more than 25 years, the effort has raised awareness…

Community Foundation Celebrates 35 Years

September 18, 2015 The Community Foundation of New Jersey last night celebrated its 35th anniversary with a salute to the fundholders and stand-out philanthropists who have immeasurably made the Garden State a better place. CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES >> Nearly…

Memorial Gift Provides Educational Opportunity

July 28, 2015 Joan and Katie never met and they probably never will. They come from different backgrounds and different parts of New Jersey. But after Joan’s friend passed, and Katie’s job was reduced to part-time, the Community Foundation of…

10 Reasons You Should Consider Donor Advised Funds

July 21, 2015 Brian Kazanchy, RegentAtlantic As a Wealth Advisor, I work regularly with clients who have a great interest in making donations to charity. Although they could easily write checks to their favorite nonprofits, I usually suggest my clients…

New Paths Newark Aims to Help Laid-Off Employees

June 4, 2015 On Wednesday, the Community Foundation of New Jersey was proud to join Newark Public Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson and lead funder, the Foundation for Newark’s Future, at the New Jersey Historical Society for the launch of New…

It’s Not Too Late to Open a Fund!

December 23, 2014 It may seem that with just a week left in the year, it is too late for individuals to establish a fund at the Community Foundation of New Jersey and increase their 2014 tax refund. In fact,…

On Giving Tuesday, Take Time to Think

November 28, 2014 Hans Dekker The Thanksgiving leftovers hardly have time to cool before Americans turn their attention to the rapid succession of days that kick off the holiday season. On Black Friday, we shop for bargains. On Small Business…