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Summary of Grants Awarded

Third Quarter

A $100,000 operating grant to ensure equal access to a high-quality public education by advocating for digital learning tools, adequate funding, school construction needs, and curriculum standards and assessment policies to achieve equitable educational outcomes in this time of the COVID-19 global health crisis.

A $75,000 operating grant to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in New Jersey by providing expertise and project support to the Lead-Free New Jersey campaign, a multi-pronged campaign aimed to eliminate lead poisoning in all its forms, and to advance the 10 strategic recommendations of the 2018 New Jersey Lead Poisoning Prevention Action Plan.

A $57,500 operating grant for its collaboration with Salvation and Social Justice to build a digital media youth organizing strategy to engage youth, educators, and advocates in a campaign for equitable school integration in New Jersey.

Lead-Free New Jersey Community Mobilization

An $80,000 operating grant to support community mobilization and engagement funding to advance the Lead-Free New Jersey campaign.

A $70,000 operating grant to reduce lead contamination of New Jersey drinking water by advancing the recommendations of the Jersey Water Works report, Lead in Drinking Water: A Permanent Solution for New Jersey, and providing leadership to the Lead-Free New Jersey Campaign, a multi-pronged campaign aimed to eliminate lead poisoning in all its forms.

A $57,500 operating grant for its collaboration with Latino Action Network Foundation to build a digital media youth organizing strategy to engage youth, educators, and advocates in a campaign for equitable school integration in New Jersey

A $50,000 program grant to University of Chicago | Crime Lab New York for research to measure racial disparities in New Jersey’s criminal justice system and to develop strategies to redress structural racism within the system.

Second Quarter

A $100,000 operating grant to advance its racial justice work in New Jersey over the coming year, with particular focus on advocating for prosecutorial reform, police reform, expanded voting rights, protecting immigrants’ rights, and equitable marijuana reform.

A $60,000 operating grant as part of a three-year grant (year-two) to advance state and local policy to improve water quality, protect water supply, and reduce plastics pollution.

An $85,000 operating grant to represent environmental and community organizations to address environmental sustainability and climate resiliency issues in New Jersey.

A $75,000 operating grant to advance equitable renewable energy and transportation policy and to provide leadership to Jersey Renews over the coming year.

A $25,000 program grant to provide campaign leadership to Jersey Renews’ clean energy policy and to engage the faith sector, with a focus on the African-American faith community.

A $75,000 operating grant to protect New Jersey's democracy and serve New Jersey voters during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, including specific focus on communities of color and voters whose first language is not English.

A $100,000 operating grant to advance public policy solutions that promote economic and social justice, improve health care access and affordable coverage, and ensure sufficient revenue to address New Jersey's state budget needs.

A $65,000 operating grant as part of a three-year grant (year-two) to advance policies that support the rapid transition to renewable energy in New Jersey.

A $55,000 operating grant as part of a three-year grant (year two) to protect and defend the Highlands Act and the Regional Master Plan (RMP) and to educate the public and decision-makers about the importance of protecting natural resources of the Highlands.

A $100,000 operating grant to advance racial and economic justice in New Jersey’s urban communities, with particular focus on the racial wealth gap, voting rights, and police reform.

A $75,000 operating grant to advance policies for climate and clean energy, Right to Know, and COVID-19 worker protections, and to provide leadership to Jersey Renews.

A $40,000 operating grant to advance its Clean Water Campaign to protect, preserve, and restore the Hudson-Raritan Harbor Estuary.

A $50,000 operating grant as part of a three-year grant (year two) to advance and enforce policies to protect the natural resources of the Pinelands region.

A $25,000 operating grant to advocate for policies in New Jersey and nationally to implement the two-phase Gateway transit rail program.

A $25,000 operating grant to organize and advocate for a strong and equitable public transit system and to advance climate resilient transportation policies with a focus on environmental justice communities.

First Quarter

A $75,000 operating grant to advance state and federal policies that support low-income children and families and improve educational outcomes for children in at-risk communities.

A $100,000 program grant to reduce detention of immigrants, to advocate for universal representation, and to secure comprehensive pro-immigrant policies.

A $100,000 operating grant to advance racial equity and expand affordable housing creation in geographic areas of opportunity near jobs, transit, and high-quality schools.

A $50,000 operating grant to inform decision makers and the public and to advocate for policies that promote the human rights of immigrants and advance racial justice in New Jersey.

Funders Collaborative for Immigrant Families in the Garden State

A $50,000 program grant to address the serious and growing needs of immigrant communities in New Jersey.

A $100,000 operating grant to advance the rights of New Jersey renters through its RENT: Renter Empowerment and Neighborhood Tools campaign, and to advance complementary policies that combat homelessness, prevent foreclosure, foster healthy homes, and promote equitable and affordable urban development.

An $75,000 operating grant to advance pro-immigrant and pro-worker policies in New Jersey.

A $100,000 general operating grant to support a strong statewide coalition to advance immigrant-friendly state policies with an emphasis on advancing the campaign for a Fair and Welcoming State and implementing Driver’s License for All.

A $50,000 operating grant to develop and advocate for policies to prevent sexual assault and harassment and to better serve sexual assault survivors.

A $60,000 program grant to four partnered organizations - Wind of the Spirit, New Labor, Adhikaar, and Casa Freehold - to develop and implement a New Jersey-specific campaign to advocate for a statewide Domestic Worker Bill of Rights.

A $50,000 program grant to provide high-quality public affairs reporting and fill the local news void in New Jersey through collaboratioins with media partners, community organizations, and local communities.

A $50,000 program grant to provide high-quality public affairs reporting and fill the local news void in New Jersey through collaboratioins with media partners, community organizations, and local communities.

A $50,000 operating grant to build immigrant power through grassroots organizing and policy innovation to create a more welcoming Garden State.