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Intersecting Crises

In the wake of George Floyd’s death and the protests that followed, the Trustees of The Fund for New Jersey have issued a statement that reaffirms The Fund’s commitment to achieving racial justice in New Jersey through investment in policy reforms in housing, education, criminal justice, economic justice, and public health.  The statement provides data and analysis on the interconnected crises of structural racism and COVID-19 in New Jersey. Now, recognizing this opportunity for systemic change, The Fund for New Jersey is increasing its commitment to address structural racism. Read the press release here and the full statement here.

Third Quarter Grants Awarded

The Fund for New Jersey is proud to announce that for the third quarter of 2020 it has awarded grants in the total amount of $490,000 to advance public policies in the areas of climate change and clean energy, environmental protection, voting rights, criminal justice reform, social justice and civil rights, and transportation.  Read the full press release here.

Second Quarter Grants Awarded

The Fund for New Jersey is proud to announce that for the second quarter of 2020 it has awarded grants in the total amount of $955,000 to advance public policies in the areas of climate change and clean energy, environmental protection, voting rights, criminal justice reform, social justice and civil rights, and transportation.  Read the full press release here.

Spring 2020 Grantee News

To learn more about recent efforts by The Fund's grantees, read our Spring 2020 grantee news update.

Democracy in New Jersey

There are many reasons to cheer New Jersey's democratic well-being and there are also reasons to worry. There are many opportunities for action in increasing representation in redistricting, the safety and access of voting and voting systems in the state, and other areas of democratic importance. Read the full policy paper here.

Complete Count NJ

New Jersey needs a Fair and Accurate Census 2020. Check out our website, which includes interactive maps to find Hard to Count (HTC) areas near you, resources, news and more! For more resources, please visit the Advocates for Children of New Jersey website to stay up-to-date with state-wide efforts. Almost everything we know about our population and our communities comes from information collected during the decennial census and its related surveys. When New Jersey residents are not counted, the state loses funding and influence. Read the full policy paper.