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The Fund is Hiring a Program Associate

We encourage aspiring leaders in public policy to apply for this two-year fellowship position, named in honor of New Jersey public policy leader Leonard Lieberman, who served The Fund with distinction from 1987 to 2015 and led the Board as Chair from 1997 to 2008. View the full job description and application instructions here.

June - July 2022 Grantee News

To learn more about recent efforts by The Fund's grantees, read our June - July 2022 grantee news update.

Second Quarter Grants Awarded

The Fund for New Jersey is proud to announce that for the second quarter of 2022, it has awarded grants in the total amount of $920,000 to advance public policies in the areas of democracy, racial justice, climate change and the environment. Read the full press release here.

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.

April 2022 Grantee News

To learn more about recent efforts by The Fund's grantees, read our April 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.

Imagine More series concludes

This series brought 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.  View materials and recordings from the series here

February - March 2022 Grantee News

To learn more about recent efforts by The Fund's grantees, read our February - March 2022 grantee news update.

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.

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. 

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