Crossroads NJ

Summary of Grants Awarded for 2015

A $45,000 program grant to expand preschool and to advance other policies that benefit low-income children and their families.

An $85,000 operating grant to further racial justice with a focus on transformative reform of both police practices and the overall criminal justice system including efforts to reduce incarceration.

An $85,000 program grant to advance policies that foster fair and humane treatment of immigrants.

A $75,000 general operating grant to support efforts to prevent, reduce, and eventually eliminate poverty among New Jersey residents.

A $50,000 general operating grant to protect water quality, combat climate change, and preserve open space through education and mobilization of environmental commissions in NJ.

A $25,000 program grant to advocate for progressive budget policy and increased revenue generation in NJ and to increase government transparency and accountability.

A $25,000 general operating grant to foster policies that broaden the impact and improve the effectiveness of the non-profit sector in New Jersey and to advance diversity within the sector.

A $25,000 program challenge grant to improve the public health of low-income residents living near the port and to promote economic justice for port workers through the Coalition for Healthy Ports.

A $2,500 president's grant to conduct an environmental scan of Trenton-based initiatives and offer specific implementable recommendations to further Trenton’s urban planning and community development efforts in partnership with the John S. Watson Institute of Public Policy.

A $25,000 program grant to advance policies to prevent expansion of pipelines and other shale gas infrastructure in New Jersey and instead to advance clean energy technology.

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

A $25,000 general operating grant to enhance awareness and spur debate about timely legal and policy issues.

An $85,000 general operating grant to support the work of New Jersey’s only public interest environmental law firm to advance clean energy and environmental justice in New Jersey. 

A $100,000 operating grant to preserve and further enhance New Jersey’s strong public education system by advocating for fair school funding and advancing equity through initiatives such as preschool expansion, adequate facilities, and attention to reducing segregation.

A $100,000 general operating challenge grant to make climate change mitigation and expansion of clean energy policy priorities for New Jersey. 

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

A $37,500 general operating grant to advance comprehensive immigration reform including strong state and municipal policies that will improve opportunities for and integration of New Jersey’s immigrant residents in their diverse communities.

A $25,000 program grant to build strong support from faith communities for state policies that create green jobs and reduce pollution and climate impacts. 

A $15,000 program grant to work with Isles, Inc. to support policy changes that will prevent exposure to and reduce the impact of lead poisoning of children in New Jersey.

A $100,000 general operating grant to foster new affordable housing opportunities and to direct resources to vulnerable populations in the Sandy recovery; to support neighborhood stabilization and revitalization.

A $25,000 program grant to ensure that those living with HIV/AIDS in NJ have access to necessary services and to eradicate HIV/AIDS in NJ.

A $20,000 program grant to advance policies to improve air quality and public health in Newark and elsewhere in New Jersey. 

A $25,000 program grant to work with the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ to support policy changes that will prevent exposure to and reduce the impact of lead poisoning of children in New Jersey.

A $100,000 program grant to develop and demonstrate effective and efficient strategies for reducing long-term unemployment in New Jersey and to inform public policy.

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

A $30,000 general operating challenge grant to advance policies that advance the rights and opportunities of immigrants in New Jersey.

An $85,000 general operating grant to foster a fair economy and access to health care for low-income families, seniors, people of color, immigrants, women, and workers.

A $50,000 program grant to advance policies to stop proposed oil and gas pipelines from crossing preserved lands and to require new pipelines to undergo a comprehensive planning and needs assessment.  

A $15,000 president's grant to advocate for increased public investment in affordable, efficient, and high-quality mass transit in New Jersey and to contribute to the debate about replenishing New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund.

A $15,000 president's grant to advocate for increased public investment in affordable, efficient, and high-quality mass transit in New Jersey.

A $50,000 general operating grant to promote enhancement and enforcement of policies to protect water and other resources of the Highlands. 

A $40,000 general operating grant to advance racial and economic equality in NJ’s urban communities, including focus on community-police relations

A $1,000 grant to support NJ PACE’s 2015 Summit for the purpose of educating New Jerseyans about the Property Assessed Clean Energy program.

A $125,000 general operating grant to promote investment and opportunity in New Jersey through analysis and advocacy on transportation funding, corporate tax subsidies, economic security, and immigration.

A $65,000 program grant to educate the public about critical public policy issues and empower audiences to engage as active public citizens.

A $50,000 general operating grant to protect NJ’s environmental and workplace safeguards and to increase transparency of chemical storage and crude oil movement. 

A $15,000 president's grant to research Bakken crude oil trains in New Jersey, identify alternative policy solutions, conduct outreach and build partnerships, and develop a strategy and action plan to address the issue.

A $25,000 general operating challenge grant to support NJ Spotlight’s commitment to on-going coverage and analysis of policy issues related to public finance and politics.

A $125,000 general operating challenge grant to inform and engage New Jersey residents through in-depth and high quality public policy and news analysis.

A $50,000 general operating grant to improve the water quality of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary. 

A $50,000 general operating grant to advance and enforce policies to protect water and other natural resources of the Pinelands. 

A $25,000 program grant to build and mobilize public support for preschool expansion in New Jersey.

A $50,000 program grant to develop climate adaptation and mitigation strategies for NJ’s urban communities.

A $15,000 president's grant to support the expansion and roll out of the online New Jersey Data Book for the purpose of increasing government transparency by making public information more easily accessible to the public, the media, elected officials, and policymakers.

A $15,000 president's grant to form a focused database on the roles of Governors Byrne, Kean, Florio, and Whitman and their administrations in setting policy for state finances, spending, and taxation from 1974 to 2000.

A $40,000 program grant to advance significant reforms of New Jersey’s juvenile justice system to better serve vulnerable youth.

A $50,000 program grant to create a policy roadmap for achieving New Jersey’s greenhouse gas emissions targets.

A $50,000 operating grant to support engaged parents and community members advocating for high-quality public education for all children in New Jersey.

A $20,000 general operating grant to increase the availability of supportive housing for people with special needs and to support the expansion of affordable housing in the state.

A $1,650 president's grant to support a workshop for and by young immigrant women organizers to cultivate and facilitate these young leaders’ organizing and advocacy initiatives.

A $1,000 grant to support a convening for the purpose of educating New Jerseyans about immigrant rights issues.

A $37,500 general operating grant to advance comprehensive immigration reform including strong state and municipal policies that will improve opportunities for and integration of New Jersey’s immigrant residents in their diverse communities.