Policy

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…

Update on School Bullying

December 12, 2013 Earlier this year we shared with you the facts on school bullying; in 2012 alone, more than 12,000 instances of bullying were reported. Well since then, the State of New Jersey has compiled new numbers that point…

Researchers Weigh in on Flood Mitigation

September 18, 2013 Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation’s New Jersey Recovery Fund, a team of researchers is now sharing their findings on ways to prevent future flooding in New Jersey.  Scroll down for an article from the…

New Legislation Boosts Philanthropy

July 2, 2013 Over the last few years, we’ve heard from many donors who are confused or uneasy about the process by which the State of New Jersey determines one’s residency for tax purposes.  To maintain a legal domicile outside…

Rebuilding the Coastline, But at What Cost?

May 22, 2013 The New York Times this week takes a close look at the costs of rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy, particularly in areas that continue to present serious risks.  As one environmental expert explains, the marshes upon which many…