Crossroads NJ

Summary of Grants Awarded for 2014

First Quarter

A $60,000 grant to build a strong and effective coalition to enact policies that advance the rights and opportunities of immigrants in New Jersey.

A $45,000 grant to enact policies that benefit low-income children and their families.

An $85,000 grant to support racial justice and open governance issues, including improved police practices.

A $42,500 grant to advance fair local, state, and national immigration policies and ensure that immigrant voices are part of these policy debates.

A $50,000 grant to protect coastal habitat and foster coastal resiliency through pursuit of a regional comprehensive coastal management system.

A $65,000 operating grant to support efforts to advocate, provide community education, and build partnerships to prevent, reduce, and eliminate poverty in New Jersey.

A $50,000 grant to protect water quality in NJ through education of local officials, monitoring of state legislative and rulemaking processes, and advocacy.

A $25,000 operating grant to support advocacy and public information activities to create a stronger and more effective non-profit community in New Jersey.

A $25,000 grant to achieve cleaner air, improved health, and better working conditions for the benefit of communities and workers in the vicinity of the Ports of Newark and Elizabeth.

A $50,000 grant to improve criminal justice policies and reduce the number of people in New Jersey incarcerated for drug law violations.

A $75,000 challenge grant to promote critical dialogue and enhance awareness of current legal and policy issues.

A $100,000 challenge grant to support the work of New Jersey's only public interest environmental law firm to protect New Jersey's environment and public health.

A $40,000 grant to make communities healthier by remediating sites contaminated with toxins.

A $100,000 grant to preserve and protect New Jersey’s strong education equity framework, and to develop and implement strategies to advance equity.

A $75,000 grant to make climate change mitigation and expansion of clean energy policy priorities for New Jersey.

A $160,000 grant to expand the availability of affordable housing in geographic areas of opportunity.

A $125,000 grant to foster housing and community development in underserved communities and maximize community development corporations' collective impact while improving the quality of life of lower-income New Jersey residents.

A $40,000 program grant to promote health care policies and programs that prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and provide support systems for New Jersey residents living with HIV and AIDS.

A $50,000 grant to improve air quality in New Jersey, with particular attention to the well-being of urban residents.

A $100,000 program grant to support the Poverty Research Institute to inform the public and decision-makers about the scope, causes, and impacts of poverty on New Jersey residents.

A $115,000 grant to promote social and economic justice for low-income families, seniors, minorities, immigrants, women, and workers.

A $50,000 grant to advance policies that preserve land and natural resources in New Jersey.

A $25,000 grant to achieve cleaner air, improved health, and better working conditions for the benefit of communities and workers in the vicinity of the Ports of Newark and Elizabeth.

A $75,000 grant to promote enhancement and enforcement of policies to protect water and other resources of the Highlands.

A $35,000 grant to reshape state criminal justice policies to ensure equal access to justice and advance policies that reintegrate formerly incarcerated people.

A $20,000 grant for public education related to state open space, farmland and historic preservation programs.

A $25,000 grant to build a base of engaged citizens on climate issues with a focus on working class communities and communities of color that have not traditionally been active on these issues.

A $125,000 operating grant to promote investment and opportunity in New Jersey through analysis and advocacy on significant public policy issues, including the state budget, tax policy, and economic security.

A $50,000 operating grant  to improve public education about critical public policy issues affecting New Jersey and to empower audiences to engage as active public citizens.

A $50,000 grant to protect New Jersey’s environmental and workplace safety and health safeguards.

A $2,500 president's grant to co-sponsor the March 28, 2014 Economic Leverage Convening: Exploring Opportunities for Economic Leverage Against Gun Violence, which brought together national experts to explore state strategies to reduce and prevent gun violence.

A $50,000 grant to improve water quality in the densely populated New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary.

A $100,000 operating grant to support in-depth public policy news and analysis in New Jersey.

A $25,000 grant to develop a strong grassroots base of engaged NJ residents and to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform and for state immigration policies that will advance opportunities and integration of New Jersey's immigrant community members.

A $3,000 president's grant to support Faith in New Jersey's website, communications, and rebranding, establishing a stand-alone organization affiliated with, but not subsumed by the national organization, People Improving Communities Through Organizing.

A $50,000 grant to promote enhancement and enforcement of policies to protect water and other natural resources of the Pinelands.

A $10,000 president's grant to support research on the impact of the earned sick days ordinance on employers and employees in Jersey City and to analyze the impact that an earned sick day ordinance could have in other municipalities or at the state level.

A $50,000 operating grant to achieve meaningful institutional reform of the state juvenile justice system via the Juvenile Justice Reform Project.

A $50,000 grant to advance understanding of how to improve college access and support for low-income, first-generation students.

A $2,000 president grant to conduct an economic security measures project that will gauge where and how economic security and poverty measures are used and the ways in which they can be improved upon to be more useful to service providers and administrators.

A $25,000 operating grant to increase equitable access to high-quality public education for New Jersey's children.

A $25,000 grant to increase the availability of supportive housing units to serve people with special needs, including those who are chronically homeless.

A $40,000 grant to reduce youth violence and crime in Trenton through collective community action.

A $25,000 grant to develop a strong grassroots base of engaged NJ residents and to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform and for state immigration policies that will advance opportunities and integration of New Jersey's immigrant community members.