Crossroads NJ

Summary of Grants Awarded for 2016

Fourth Quarter

 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 mitigate structural racism.

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 grant to ensure that those living with HIV/AIDS in New Jersey have access to necessary services and to reduce rates of HIV/AIDS infection in New Jersey.

A $100,000 program grant to develop and demonstrate effective and efficient strategies for reducing long-term unemployment in New Jersey through evaluation of the New Start Career Network.

A $100,000 program grant to increase awareness among the public and decision-makers about the extent of poverty and to advocate for a robust social safety net.

A $125,000 general operating grant to promote investment and opportunity in New Jersey through analysis and advocacy on the state budget, economic security, federal safety net programs, and immigration.

A $65,000 program grant to educate the public about public policy issues affecting New Jersey and to foster a robust democracy by engaging audiences as active citizens.

A $100,000 general operating grant to inform and engage New Jersey residents through in-depth and high quality public policy and news analysis.

A $50,000 program grant to advance reforms of New Jersey’s juvenile justice system to better serve vulnerable youth through legal advocacy and leadership in the Youth Justice New Jersey Decarceration campaign.

A $25,000 general operating grant to protect and improve New Jersey's public schools for the benefit of all children and to empower parents to fully participate in education policymaking. A $25,000 program grant to advance SOSnjCO’s Community Schools Initiative, a statewide coalition to promote expansion of community schools across the state. [Total grant award: $50,000]

Third Quarter

A $85,000 general operating grant to advance racial justice, with a particular emphasis on just police practices and criminal justice system reform, including a new campaign to end mass incarceration.

A $25,000 program challenge grant to launch a New Jersey affiliate of the American Sustainable Business Institute guided by “triple-bottom-line” principles of business support for protection of the environment, fair wages, and economic policies that catalyze jobs and a strong economy.

A $10,000 general operating grant to enhance awareness and spur debate about timely legal and policy issues.

A $100,000 general operating grant to preserve and 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 fair standards and assessments.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Project

A collaborative grant totaling $40,000 to Green & Healthy Homes Initiative ($24,000), Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey ($6,000), Isles Inc. ($5,000), and Advocates for Children of New Jersey ($5,000) to support research and policy analysis to prevent exposure to and reduce the impact of lead poisoning of children in New Jersey.

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

A $25,000 program grant to research how the transition period between the election of a New Jersey governor and his or her inauguration can be used most effectively to lay the groundwork for a productive administration.

Second Quarter

A $60,000 general operating grant to support public policy advocacy and education on water quality protection and open space preservation in New Jersey.

A $60,000 program grant to support policy change to significantly reduce the impact of diesel emissions and other forms of pollution on children and families in low-income communities and communities of color surrounding the Ports of Newark and Elizabeth through collaboration by Clean Water Fund, Ironbound Community Corporation, and New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance.

A $50,000 program grant to advance policies to improve the fairness of criminal justice policies and reduce the number of people in New Jersey incarcerated for drug law violations, with an emphasis on bail reform implementation, parole reform, and decreased penalties for drug-related offenses.

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 $75,000 general operating grant to advocate for clean energy and climate change mitigation policies in New Jersey, and to develop a state clean energy policy coalition.

A $50,000 program grant to educate and mobilize faith leaders in support of a pro-climate and pro-green jobs policy agenda, and to develop a state clean energy policy coalition.

A $25,000 program grant to inform and engage New Jersey parents about the public health risks associated with air pollution in order to mobilize action to achieve policies to ensure cleaner air and a healthier environment in New Jersey.

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

A $65,000 program grant to foster a rapid transition to renewable energy in New Jersey, while advancing policies to stop the construction of proposed natural gas infrastructure through conserved lands.

A $55,000 general operating grant to protect and defend the 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 $65,000 general operating grant to advance racial and economic justice in New Jersey’s urban communities, with a focus on policies to reform the criminal and juvenile justice systems and to increase economic mobility.

A $25,000 program grant to develop an inclusive environmental policy agenda and to educate the public about environmental issues.

A $50,000 general 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 develop a state clean energy policy coalition.

A $50,000 general 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 and combined sewer outflows and reduce plastics pollution.

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

A $40,00 program grant to support a comprehensive evaluation of Trans-Hudson mobility issues and to develop a series of policy recommendations to accommodate the anticipated growth in travel demand between New Jersey and New York, with a focus on the impacts on New Jersey commuters.

First Quarter

A $45,000 general operating grant to expand the availability of and access to preschool and to advance policies to reduce chronic absenteeism in order to improve academic performance.

A $75,000 program grant to advance policies to prevent detention of undocumented immigrants and to ensure more humane conditions of detention.

Center for Diversity and Equality in Education

A $100,000 program grant to support research and analysis by Rutgers Professor Emeritus Paul Tractenberg to foster integration in New Jersey’s public school system in order to provide all students with a high-quality education.

A $160,000 general operating grant to expand access to affordable housing in geographic areas of opportunity and to combat residential segregation.

A $37,500 general operating grant, in partnership with Wind of the Spirit, to advance strong state and municipal policies that will improve opportunities for New Jersey’s immigrant residents, with a focus on expanding access to drivers’ licenses.

A $100,000 general operating grant to advance policies that expand access to affordable housing, combat homelessness, and prevent lead poisoning.

A $75,000 general operating challenge grant to build a strong statewide coalition to advance immigrant-friendly state and local policies in New Jersey.

A $10,000 president's grant to advance policies that expand access to affordable housing, with a focus on community housing with supportive services for people with disabilities and the homeless.

A $37,500 general operating grant, in partnership with Faith in New Jersey, to advance strong state and municipal policies that will improve opportunities for New Jersey’s immigrant residents, with a focus on expanding access to drivers’ licenses.