Crossroads NJ

Summary of Grants Awarded for 2017

Third Quarter

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.

A $17,000 program grant to publish an audit of New Jersey’s gun policy, which will include an equity impact analysis and cost benefit analysis of community intervention programs, and to host an educational event to share findings with policymakers, advocates, and other interested stakeholders.

A $25,000 challenge grant to build a network of New Jersey business leaders working to advance state policies that protect water quality, promote renewable energy, improve infrastructure, and foster sustainable economic development and economic justice.

A $25,000 program grant to advance state policy issues by advocating against rollbacks of federal policies, which would have broad negative impacts on New Jersey residents and state policy, disproportionally affecting low-and moderate-income residents, with a focus on healthcare, tax reform, and worker’s rights.

Second Quarter

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

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

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 bail reform implementation, parole reform, fair and equitable marijuana reform, and sentencing reform.

An $85,000 general 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 environmental justice.

A $75,000 general operating grant to advocate for clean energy and climate change mitigation 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 climate and clean energy policies 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.

Jersey Promise

A $35,000 general operating grant to improve research and knowledge of New Jersey’s Asian American population by publishing a comprehensive statewide report including policy recommendations to advance the welfare of New Jersey’s Asian American communities.

An $85,000 general 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 foster a rapid transition to renewable energy in New Jersey through its Rethink Energy NJ campaign, while advancing strategies to stop the construction of proposed natural gas infrastructure through conserved lands.

A $55,000 general 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 general operating grant to advance racial and economic justice in NJ’s urban communities through its Newark 2020 initiative to address unemployment locally and its Youth Justice New Jersey Decarceration campaign to transform the juvenile justice system.

A $75,000 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 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 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, address 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.

First Quarter

A $45,000 general operating grant to protect federal programs for children, expand the availability of and access to preschool, and to advance other policies that benefit low-income children and their families.

An $85,000 program grant to advance policies to prevent detention of undocumented immigrants and to ensure more humane conditions of detention.

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

A $50,000 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.

A $100,000 general operating grant to advance state and federal policies that expand access to housing that is affordable and to combat homelessness.

A $50,000 general operating grant to advance strong local and state policies and to empower immigrants to fully participate in policymaking to create a more welcoming Garden State.

A $125,000 general operating grant to build a strong statewide coalition to advance immigrant-friendly state and local policies in New Jersey, with an emphasis on advancing its model Fair and Welcoming Policy and developing an effective communications strategy.

New Jersey Coalition for Diverse and Inclusive Schools, Inc.

A $65,000 general operating grant to address segregation in New Jersey’s public schools and to develop remedies that foster integration.

A $50,000 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.