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Congratulations and Farewell to Lucy Vandenberg

We are proud to share the news that Lucy Vandenberg will be the next Executive Director of the Schumann Fund for New Jersey , a role she will assume in January 2022. This is well-deserved recognition of her talents and expertise, and we are very glad Lucy will continue to be a leader in the state’s philanthropic community. We congratulate Lucy and her new colleagues at the Schumann Fund on this happy occasion.  At the same time, it is a bittersweet moment for all of us at The Fund for New Jersey, as we prepare for Lucy's departure on December 31. Since Lucy joined our team in 2013, she has been a critical driver of The Fund’s growing impact and its success. As senior program officer, Lucy has helped The Fund immeasurably. Her commitment to racial and economic equity and to climate justice has fueled initiatives ranging from accelerating mission-related investing and ending childhood lead poisoning to making our grants process more effective and equitable. Furthermore, Lucy has been an ideal colleague and a first-rate thought partner. All of us at The Fund appreciate Lucy’s leadership and contributions and we will miss her.  Please join us in congratulating Lucy, saluting the excellent work she has done at The Fund, and wishing her all the best in her new role leading the Schumann Fund for New Jersey. 

December 2021 Grantee News

To learn more about recent efforts by The Fund's grantees, read our December 2021 grantee news update.

Fourth Quarter Grants Awarded

The Fund for New Jersey is proud to announce that for the fourth quarter of 2021, it has awarded grants in the total amount of $435,000 to advance public policies in the areas of environmental justice, HIV/AIDs prevention, economic equity, and public media. Read the full press release here.

November 2021 Grantee News

To learn more about recent efforts by The Fund's grantees, read our November 2021 grantee news update.

October 2021 Grantee News

To learn more about recent efforts by The Fund's grantees, read our October 2021 grantee news update.

Third Quarter Grants Awarded

The Fund for New Jersey is proud to announce that for the third quarter of 2021, it has awarded grants in the total amount of $445,000 to advance public policies in the areas of lead poisoning prevention and public education. Read the full press release here.

September 2021 Grantee News

To learn more about recent efforts by The Fund's grantees, read our September 2021 grantee news update.

Second Quarter Grants Awarded

The Fund for New Jersey is proud to announce that for the second quarter of 2021, it has awarded grants in the total amount of $1,250,000 to advance public policies in the areas of climate change and clean energy, environmental protection, voting rights, education, criminal justice reform, social justice and workers’ rights, and transportation.  Read the full press release here.

Spring 2021 Grantee News

To learn more about recent efforts by The Fund's grantees, read our Spring 2021 grantee news update.

First Quarter Grants Awarded

The Fund for New Jersey is proud to announce that for the first quarter of 2021 it has awarded grants in the total amount of $823,000 to advance public policies in the areas of immigration, housing, public media, and worker rights.  Read the full press release here.

Winter 2021 Grantee News

To learn more about recent efforts by The Fund's grantees, read our Winter 2021 grantee news update.

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.

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.