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Summary of Grants Awarded

Fourth Quarter

A $25,000 multi-year operating grant (year two of three) to advocate on behalf of NJ’s nonprofit sector by responding to federal policy threats, advancing state policies to strengthen the sector, and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the nonprofit sector.

A $37,000 multi-year program/challenge grant (year two of two) for a staff attorney position to support environmental justice work.

A $40,000 operating grant to advance policy goals outlined in the New Jersey Ends the HIV Epidemic by 2025 plan, including healthcare access for individuals living with HIV, housing accessibility, and increased funding for harm reduction services.

A $65,000 operating grant to advance policy priorities that center overburden communities and reduce the cumulative impact of pollution in the city of Newark and across New Jersey.

A $125,000 operating grant to advance public policies that center communities of color and to advocate for a more equitable New Jersey.

A $50,000 multi-year operating grant (year three of three) to advance environmental justice policy work at the state, regional, and local levels while working to build its own organizational capacity.

A $100,000 operating grant to support high-quality journalism that focuses on critical policy, civic, and social justice issues affecting New Jersey and local communities.

Third Quarter

A $100,000 operating grant to advocate for adequate school funding, school construction needs, and equitable and diverse learning environments by serving as convenor of the Our Children/Our Schools Coalition and working with partners on school integration efforts.

A $25,000 operating grant to advance a policy agenda that transforms how the state supports families through community-based and community-directed services.

A $75,000 operating grant to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in New Jersey by providing leadership to the Lead-Free New Jersey campaign; advocating for regulatory change, sustainable funding, and infrastructure updates while centering racial equity.

A $75,000 operating grant for its collaboration with Salvation and Social Justice to advance a policy agenda that promotes integrated, inclusive schools and works to remedy systemic racism in public education.

Lead-Free New Jersey Community Mobilization (East Trenton Collaborative, Newark Water Coalition, Paterson Habitat for Humanity)

A $90,000 program grant to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in New Jersey by providing leadership to the Lead-Free New Jersey campaign, supporting community mobilization and engagement, and centering the experience and perspective of those most impacted by lead.

A $75,000 operating grant to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in New Jersey by providing leadership to the Lead-Free New Jersey campaign; advocating for regulatory change, sustainable funding, and infrastructure updates while centering racial equity.

A $75,000 operating grant for its collaboration with Latino Action Network Foundation to advance a policy agenda that promotes integrated, inclusive schools and works to remedy systemic racism in public education.

Second Quarter

A $100,000 operating grant to support police reform, protect reproductive rights, and advance racial justice in New Jersey.

A $50,000 operating grant to advance state and local policies that improve water quality, combat the climate crisis, and end plastic pollution.

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

A $75,000 operating grant to advance climate and clean energy policies that promote electrification and equitable transportation through leadership of the Jersey Renews coalition.

A $60,000 grant initiative to develop a collective conservation policy agenda with a racial equity lens.

A $75,000 operating grant to advance voting rights and to protect democracy in New Jersey.

A $100,000 operating grant to advance public policy solutions that foster health care access, affordable coverage, and increase housing and economic security for all New Jerseyans.

A $50,000 program grant to advance policies that mitigate climate change through natural resource conservation principles.

A $50,000 operating grant  to advance and enforce policies that protect the natural resources of the Highlands region.

A $100,000 operating grant to advance racial and economic justice and to expand voting rights in New Jersey.

A $75,000 operating grant to advance policies on climate change and clean energy while advocating for labor provisions that include “green jobs” for marginalized and displaced workers, through leadership of the Jersey Renews Coalition.

A $50,000 operating grant to protect and restore the water quality of the Hudson-Raritan Harbor Estuary and to advance public access to New Jersey’s waterfronts.

A $50,000 operating grant to advance and enforce policies that protect the natural resources of the Pinelands region.

First Quarter

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

A $100,000 multi-year program grant (year one of three) to end immigrant detention and to advocate for immigrant-inclusive policies in New Jersey.  

A $100,000 operating grant to expand affordable housing and challenge exclusionary land-use policies that perpetuate racial and economic segregation. 

A $65,000 multi-year operating grant (year one of three) to advance racial, social, and immigrant justice while continuing to develop community leaders with the goal of liberation. 

A $125,000 operating grant to support COVID-19 pandemic housing relief efforts, advance the multi-year RENT campaign, and launch HOUSED NJ, a multi-pronged campaign to secure federal and state investments in housing.  

A $100,000 multi-year operating grant (year one of three) to advance pro-immigrant policies, workers’ rights, and youth justice through grassroots organizing and policy innovation.

A $125,000 multi-year operating grant (year one of three) to support and grow a statewide coalition that advances campaigns to foster justice, inclusion, belonging, and the empowerment of immigrant communities. 

A $25,000 challenge grant to support strategic planning and diversify funding to ensure sustainability of the coalition.  

A $25,000 operating grant to implement essential structural changes to strengthen the organization. 

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 $65,000 multi-year operating grant (year one of three) to educate, organize, and mobilize immigrant communities to advance fair and humane immigrant policies.