Philanthropy

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…

Impact 100 Readies $133K Grant

April 8, 2013 Last year we told you about Impact 100 Garden State, a newly-formed organization being incubated at the Community Foundation of New Jersey.  Click here for that article. The group’s goal is relatively simple.  One hundred New Jersey…

Too Rich, Too Soon?

March 25, 2013 The lottery, an inheritance, or a brilliant business idea – coming into great wealth quickly can happen at a moment’s notice.  In some cases, it starts with elation; in all cases, it ends with the need for…

Preserving a Legacy Through Education

March 18, 2013 Creating a family foundation has long been a popular and effective way for families to give back to the communities in which they live.  For Joseph and Elsie Beck, who for several decades lived down the road…

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…

Philanthropy Rankings Map

February 11, 2013 We’ve long pressed for New Jersey to be the most philanthropic state in the country. Now we have the data to see just how we stack up. And not only our state, but each county, town and…

Giving Wisely to Disaster Relief

February 7, 2013 The last few years seem to have been marked by a series of terrible natural, and man-made, disasters. Each of these disasters has also seen a wonderful outpouring of giving from across the globe. The March 11…

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…

The Family Hand-Up Fund

February 6, 2013 The Community Foundation of NJ, in partnership with Family Services of Morris County (FSMC), created the Family Hand-Up Fund to assist under-served Morris County families during these difficult economic times. Thanks to the generosity of our CFNJ…