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Summary of Grants Awarded

Third Quarter

A $100,000 operating grant to ensure equal access to a high-quality public education by advocating for adequate school funding, school construction needs, reduced use of local law enforcement in schools, and integration.

A $75,000 operating grant to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in New Jersey by providing expertise and project support to the Lead-Free New Jersey campaign; advocating for regulatory change, sustainable funding, and infrastructure upgrades while centering racial equity; and advancing the 10 strategic recommendations of the 2018 New Jersey Lead Poisoning Prevention Action Plan.

A $57,500 operating grant for its collaboration with Salvation and Social Justice to organize grassroots support, advance a policy agenda, and launch a public campaign to remedy systemic racism in public education.

A $75,000 operating grant to center racial equity and provide leadership to the Lead-Free New Jersey campaign including eliminating lead contamination of New Jersey drinking water and advancing grassroots support to advocate for policies, regulations, programs, and investments to end lead poisoning in NJ.

A $57,500 operating grant for its collaboration with Latino Action Network Foundation to organize grassroots support, advance a policy agenda, and launch a public campaign to remedy systemic racism in public education.

Second Quarter

A $75,000 operating grant to advance state and federal policies that support low-income children and families and improve children’s educational outcomes in disadvantaged communities.

A $100,000 operating grant to support criminal justice reform in NJ, protect reproductive rights, and advance racial justice work.

A $60,000 operating grant as part of a three-year grant (year-three) to advance state and local policies to improve water quality, protect water supply, and reduce plastic pollution.

A $85,000 operating grant to provide legal advocacy and expertise to advance climate resiliency, promote clean energy, and protect water quality.

A $75,000 operating grant to advance climate and clean energy and equitable transportation work in New Jersey, and to provide leadership to the Jersey Renews coalition.

A $25,000 operating grant to educate and mobilize faith leaders on equitable clean energy policies emphasizing green jobs and environmental health and to provide leadership to the Jersey Renews coalition.

A $75,000 operating grant to protect New Jersey’s democracy, including specific focus on communities of color and voters whose first language is not English.

A $100,000 operating grant to advance public policy solutions that foster health care access and affordable coverage, promote economic and social justice, and end poverty in New Jersey.

A $65,000 operating grant as part of a three-year grant (year-three) to advance policies that protect the environment and support the rapid transition to renewable energy in New Jersey.

A $120,000 three-year operating grant (year-one) to Adhikaar, New Labor, Wind of the Spirit, Casa Freehold, Unidad Latina En Accion New Jersey, and the National Domestic Workers Alliance ($20,000 each) to advocate for and implement a New Jersey Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights. 

A $55,000 operating grant as part of a three-year grant (year-three) to protect and defend the Highlands Act and the Regional Master Plan and to educate the public and decision-makers about the importance of protecting natural resources of the Highlands.

A $100,000 operating grant to support and advance racial and economic justice in NJ’s urban communities and to expand voting rights.

A $25,000 program grant for its Green in ’21 Initiative to inform candidates and the public about pressing environmental and environmental justice issues.

A $75,000 operating grant to advance policies on climate change and clean energy, Right to Know, and COVID-19 worker protections, and to provide leadership on the Jersey Renews coalition.

A $50,000 operating grant to protect, preserve, and restore the water quality of the Hudson-Raritan Harbor Estuary.

A $50,000 operating grant as part of a three-year grant (year-three) to advance and enforce policies to protect the natural resources of the Pinelands region.

A $25,000 program grant to support its Move NJ campaign that focuses on research, outreach, communications, and coalition-building to support full, dedicated NJ Transit funding through 2022.

A $50,000 operating grant to organize and advocate for a strong and equitable public transit system and advance climate-resilient transportation policies focusing on environmental justice communities.

First Quarter

A $100,000 program grant to end immigrant detention, support legal representation, and to advance New Jersey immigrants’ rights. 

A $100,000 operating grant to support its work to expand affordable housing creation in geographic areas of opportunity and to foster racial and socioeconomic integration.

A $50,000 operating grant to advance racial justice and promote the human rights of immigrants in New Jersey.

Funders Collaborative for Immigrant Families in the Garden State

A $50,000 program grant to address the serious and growing needs of immigrant communities in New Jersey.

A $125,000 operating grant to support its COVID-19 pandemic housing relief efforts, advance its multi-year RENT campaign and pursue its ongoing affordable housing and healthy communities priorities.

A $100,000 operating grant to advance pro-immigrant and pro-worker policies in New Jersey, building upon the power of immigrant and working-class communities to achieve dignity and respect through community organizing and policy innovation.

A $48,000 program grant to advance its environmental and climate justice program.

A $50,000 program grant to support high-quality journalism focusing on critical policy, civic, and social justice issues facing New Jersey. 

A $50,000 program grant to support high-quality journalism focusing on critical policy, civic, and social justice issues facing New Jersey. 

A $50,000 operating grant to continue building immigrant and working-class power through grassroots organizing to create a more welcoming Garden State.