Plan Your Year-End Giving

In October 1987, the Community Foundation moved from space in the United Way of the Oranges’ office to its current location, Topsides or “Tracy House” in Morris Township. Built in 1916 for Henry (Harry) Romeyn Rawle and Mary (Mollie) Cozine Lefferts Rawle, Topsides was designed by Harrie Thomas Lindeberg, one of America’s most prominent 20th Century domestic architects. In 1975, Topsides was donated to the Morris County Park Commission by its then-owners, Osgood Vose Tracy and Pauline Crawford Tracy. Topsides is on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places as a contributing element of the Washington Valley Historic District.As we head into the holiday season and look forward to the New Year, our entire team at the Community Foundation of New Jersey is proud to celebrate you and all the families and businesses that contribute to the vitality and wellbeing of others throughout our state, the nation, and the world.

In 2016, through your notable grantmaking and a number of collective efforts, the Community Foundation sponsored field trips for schools all over New Jersey, provided counseling for those grappling with the heroin and opioid epidemic, expanded civics education when it was needed most, and helped marshal resources to bring microlending to low-income women in the state.

As you and your families think about your end of year giving, we are here to help. Our philanthropic services team is always available at 973-267-5533.  Remember that the sooner you submit your grant recommendations to our team, the faster we can execute your end of year philanthropic wishes.  Contributions of stock and securities take added time, so please consult with your broker, initiate those gifts well before mid-December, and notify Susan Soldivieri (Ext. 224) or Patty Heath (Ext. 223) to make sure they are credited in 2016 for tax purposes.

We welcome the opportunity to help you and our many fundholders achieve even more great things in 2017.  Until then, we wish you a joy-filled season and much good health, happiness, and peace.