Policy

PewResearch: America’s Shifting Statehouse Press

July 10, 2014 When the Community Foundation of New Jersey partnered with former Star-Ledger reporters to create NJ Spotlight, an interactive website that features high-quality, in-depth journalism that provides an understanding of the vital issues affecting our state, it was…

Where Americans are Giving

June 17, 2014 Philanthropic giving in America jumped nearly 5% in 2013, according to the latest information from Giving USA and compiled by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.  Scroll down for more interesting tidbits from the…

New York Times: Solitary Confinement Needs to Go

June 9, 2014 The New York Times editorial board this week argues that “solitary confinement […] is especially damaging for children” and solitary policies must change to as to “humaniz[e] juvenile detention.”  Scroll down for the full editorial and be…

House Passes Anti-Trafficking Bill

May 21, 2014 Since our interest (and that of our donors) in human trafficking was piqued more than a year ago, we’ve kept a close eye on the issue, particularly ways in which to have philanthropic impact and the status…

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…

NY Times Looks at Economics of Sex Trade

March 13, 2014 The New York Times this week unpacks a recent report commissioned by the Justice Department and conducted by the Urban Institute examining the economics of the sex trade in the United States. Here’s part of what they…

NJ Jumps to 37th Nationally for School Breakfast

February 5, 2014 Good news!  Our friends and partners at Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) report that, “after being nearly last in the nation for years, New Jersey jumped to 37th place for serving more children from low-income…