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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 adequate funding, school construction needs, and equitable curriculum standards and student assessment policies to achieve improved educational outcomes.

A $60,000 program grant to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in New Jersey by implementing the strategic recommendations of the 2018 New Jersey Lead Poisoning Prevention Action Plan.

A $60,000 program grant to reduce lead contamination of New Jersey drinking water by continuing the second year of the Jersey Water Works Lead in Drinking Water task force and implementing policy recommendations.

A $50,000 operating grant to improve New Jersey's public education systems by advocating for charter school accountability and transparency, improved use of standardized testing, and community schools.

Second Quarter

An $85,000 operating grant to advance its racial justice work in New Jersey over the coming year, with particular focus on advocating for equitable marijuana reform, prosecutorial reform, police reform, expanded voting rights, and protecting immigrants’ rights.

A $180,000 three-year operating grant to advance state and local policy to improve water quality, protect water supply, and reduce plastics pollution.

A $40,000 program grant to educate the public about the potential benefit to New Jersey residents of a Green Amendment to the New Jersey Constitution.

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

A $25,000 program grant to advance policies that increase opportunities and improve conditions for transgender residents of New Jersey.

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 $95,000 operating grant to advance public policy solutions that promote economic and social justice, end predatory student loans, and foster health care access and affordable coverage in NJ.

A $195,000 three-year program grant to halt the construction of pipelines proposed to cut through conserved lands while supporting the rapid transition to renewable energy in New Jersey.

A $165,000 three-year operating grant 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 $75,000 operating grant to advance racial and economic justice in New Jersey’s urban communities, with particular focus on juvenile justice reform, voting rights, and police reform.

A $75,000 operating grant to further climate and clean energy policy and its Right to Know campaigns.

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

A $150,000 three-year operating grant to advance and enforce policies to protect the natural resources of the Pinelands region.

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

First Quarter

A $60,000 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 $121,000 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 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 grant to this newly formed collaborative to address the serious and growing needs of immigrant communities in New Jersey.

A $125,000 operating grant to expand access to homes that are affordable through its Build a Thriving New Jersey campaign, and to advance complementary policies that combat homelessness, prevent foreclosure, foster healthy homes, and promote equitable urban development.

A $50,000 program grant for its collaboration with Salvation and Social Justice to engage communities and to foster support for diversifying New Jersey’s segregated schools.

An $80,000 operating challenge grant for its collaboration with Wind of the Spirit to build immigrant power through grassroots organizing and policy innovation to create a more welcoming Garden State.

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

A $19,652 program grant to research unpredictable scheduling practices and to inform public policies to improve working conditions for low-wage workers.

A $50,000 program grant for its collaboration with Latino Action Network Foundation to engage communities and to foster support for diversifying New Jersey’s segregated schools.

A $50,000 operating grant for its collaboration with Make the Road New Jersey to build immigrant power through grassroots organizing and policy innovation to create a more welcoming Garden State.