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Second Quarter Grants Awarded

The Fund for New Jersey is proud to announce that for the second quarter of 2020 it has awarded grants in the total amount of $955,000 to advance public policies in the areas of climate change and clean energy, environmental protection, voting rights, criminal justice reform, social justice and civil rights, and transportation.  Read the full press release here.

The Fund for NJ Reaffirms Commitment to Racial Justice, Dedicates Additional Funding to Advance Racial Justice in NJ

In the wake of George Floyd's death and the protests that followed, the Trustees of The Fund for New Jersey have issued a statement that reaffirms The Fund's commitment to achieving racial justice in New Jersey through investment in policy reforms in housing, education, criminal justice, economic justice, and public health. The statement provides data and analysis on the interconnected crises of structural racism and COVID-19 in New Jersey. Read the full press release here and the full statement here.

Spring 2020 Grantee News

To learn more about recent efforts by The Fund's grantees, read our Spring 2020 grantee news update.

The Passing of Candy Ashmun

It is with great sadness that the Trustees and staff of The Fund for New Jersey share the news of the passing of our longtime friend, colleague, Vice Chair, and co-Trustee, Candace McKee Ashmun, who passed away May 22, 2020.  We extend our deepest sympathies to Candy's children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family and to her countless friends and admirers in New Jersey and beyond. Candy will be profoundly missed by all of us at The Fund for New Jersey. For more information, read the full announcement.

January-March 2020 Grantee News

To learn more about recent efforts by The Fund's grantees, read our January-March 2020 grantee news update.

First Quarter Grants Awarded

The Fund for New Jersey is proud to announce that for the first quarter of 2020 it has awarded grants in the total amount of $910,000 to advance public policies in the areas of immigration, housing, education, public media, and worker rights.  Read the full press release here.

November-December 2019 Grantee News

To learn more about recent efforts by The Fund's grantees, read our November-December 2019 grantee news update.

Fourth Quarter Grants Awarded

The Fund for New Jersey is proud to announce that for the fourth quarter of 2019 it has awarded grants in the total amount of $287,800 to advance public policies in the areas of public media, economic equity and health equity.  Read the full press release here.

August-October 2019 Grantee News

To learn more about recent efforts by The Fund's grantees, read our August-October 2019 grantee news update.

Third Quarter Grants Awarded

The Fund for New Jersey is proud to announce that for the third quarter of 2019 it has awarded grants in the total amount of $278,000 to advance public policies in the areas of lead poisoning prevention and public education.  Read the full press release here.

May-July 2019 Grantee News

To learn more about recent efforts by The Fund's grantees, read our May-July 2019 grantee news update.

Census 2020: Next Steps After June 27th U.S. Supreme Court Decision

On June 27, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the proposed citizenship question cannot, for now, be added to the 2020 Census. (Read the decision.) Given the short timetable, it seems unlikely that the citizenship question could be added. Regardless of the final outcome, we must all stand up for a fair and accurate count of all residents of New Jersey. Read more about what non-profits can do here.

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