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Summary of Grants Awarded

Second Quarter

A $60,000 operating grant to support education of environmental commissions and public policy advocacy to protect the environment with a particular focus on improving water quality and reducing plastics pollution.

A $50,000 program grant to advance policies that promote a fair and racially just criminal justice system and to reduce the number of people in New Jersey incarcerated for drug law violations, with an emphasis on parole reform and fair and equitable marijuana reform.

An $85,000 operating grant to support New Jersey’s only public interest environmental law firm to provide legal advocacy and expertise in order to advance clean energy and environment policy.

A $75,000 operating grant to advocate for clean energy and transportation policies in New Jersey, and to provide leadership to Jersey Renews, a statewide coalition working to advance climate justice, clean energy, and good jobs in collaboration with GreenFaith and NJ Work Environment Council.    

A $50,000 program grant to educate and mobilize faith leaders on equitable clean energy policies with an emphasis on green jobs and environmental health and to provide leadership to Jersey Renews, a statewide coalition working to advance climate justice, clean energy, and good jobs in collaboration with Environment NJ Research and Policy Center and NJ Work Environment Council.    

An $85,000 operating grant to advance public policy solutions that promote economic and social justice for low- and moderate-income families in NJ, with a focus on advancing policies to help families achieve work/family balance, economic security, and access to affordable health care. 

A $65,000 program grant to advance forest stewardship and land conservation policy, while supporting the transition to renewable energy through its campaign to stop the construction of proposed natural gas infrastructure through conserved lands.

A $55,000 operating grant to protect and defend the NJ Highlands Act and the Regional Master Plan and to educate the public and decision-makers about the importance of policies to protect water quality and other natural resources of the Highlands.

A $75,000 operating grant to advance racial and economic justice in NJ’s urban communities with an emphasis on developing policies to increase economic mobility, restoring voting rights to New Jerseyans with criminal convictions, and transforming the juvenile justice system through its leadership in the Youth Justice New Jersey Decarceration campaign.

A $75,000 operating grant to advance policies to protect New Jersey’s environmental and workplace safeguards, increase the transparency of chemical storage and crude oil movement, and to provide leadership to Jersey Renews, a statewide coalition working to advance climate justice, clean energy, and good jobs in collaboration with Environment NJ Research and Policy Center and GreenFaith.

A $50,000 operating grant to protect, preserve, and restore the water quality of the Hudson-Raritan Harbor Estuary, with a focus on policies to improve stormwater management, address combined sewer outflows, ensure public access to the state’s waterways, and reduce plastics pollution. 

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

A $25,000 program grant to advance implementation of the Gateway transit rail program by building and strengthening support for the project in New Jersey, while elevating the importance of the project nationally.

First Quarter

A $45,000 general operating grant to protect federal programs for children and to advance state and federal policies that benefit low-income children and their families such as breakfast after the bell, support for early childhood care and education, and reductions in chronic absenteeism.

A $121,000 program grant to reduce the detention of immigrants by advancing anti-detainer policies and universal representation and to secure the human rights of detained immigrants by furthering independent medical oversight policies.

A $75,000 general operating grant, of which $25,000 is a challenge grant, to support advocacy and public policy that prevent, reduce, and eventually eliminate poverty among New Jersey residents while promoting policy solutions that combat structural racism.

An $8,500 president's grant to produce a report that develops strategies to foster integration in New Jersey’s public school system in order to provide all students with a high-quality education.

A $140,000 general operating grant to expand access to affordable housing in geographic areas of opportunity and to combat residential segregation.

A $50,000 general operating grant to advocate, through its faith-based organizing network, for state policies that promote the human rights of immigrants and racial justice.

A $125,000 general operating grant to expand access to affordable housing through its Build a Thriving New Jersey campaign, and to advance complementary policies that combat homelessness, ensure tenants’ rights, and promote equitable urban development.

A $50,000 general operating grant, in partnership with Wind of the Spirit to defend against federal policies that threaten immigrants and communities and to develop proactive state policies that protect New Jersey’s undocumented youth and their families.

A $100,000 general operating grant, of which $25,000 is a challenge grant, to build a strong statewide coalition to advance immigrant-friendly state policies with an emphasis on advancing campaigns for Fair and Welcoming State and Driver’s License for All.

A $50,000 general operating grant, in partnership with Make the Road New Jersey to defend against federal policies that threaten immigrants and communities and to develop proactive state policies that protect New Jersey’s undocumented youth and their families.