This series brings together one of the largest and most diverse lineups of New Jersey organizations and voices from across the ideological spectrum to develop an action plan for racial justice and reparations. Participants include national thought leaders, philanthropic and community-based organizations, policy advocates, jurists, and local activists who have been directly impacted by injustice. Series website and registration links here.
Series Concludes July 21st
Key Findings of The Fund's Grantee Perception Report
The Fund shares the key findings from the Grantee Perception Report prepared by the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), based on a confidential, candid survey of The Fund’s grantee partners in 2021. The responses are compared to those of grantees of other funders; the 2021 responses are also compared to the responses from our grantees surveyed by CEP in 2011.
May 2022 Grantee News
To learn more about recent efforts by The Fund's grantees, read our May 2022 grantee news update.
First Quarter Grants Awarded
The Fund for New Jersey is proud to announce that for the first quarter of 2022, it has awarded grants in the total amount of $905,000 to advance public policies in the areas of immigration, housing, education, and public media. Read the full press release here.
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.
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.