October 18, 2019
The holiday season is soon upon us, and here at the Community Foundation we are preparing for what is always a busy time of year. For many of the organizations you support through your fund, December 31st is the end of their fiscal year. This is a reminder that it is always best to initiate your year-end grant recommendations as early in the season as possible.
We encourage you to submit your grant recommendations via our online donor platform, DonorFirst. If you haven’t used the online method yet, we would be happy to get you signed up and walk you through the process. If you prefer to have a Community Foundation team member help you with your year-end giving personally, please feel free to send us an email or give us a call at 973-267-5533.
In 2019, through your notable grantmaking and a number of collective efforts, the Community Foundation was able to double the value of food stamps when spent on fresh fruits and vegetables in select grocery stores, prepare New Jersey’s nonprofit organizations for a complete count in the upcoming 2020 Census, and provide more than $1.2 million in scholarships, among many other projects.
Thank you for your continued partnership in making the communities you care about better, stronger places and for supporting your preferred charitable organizations.