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For Grant Seekers

We are pleased to share links to organizations and other resources that assist nonprofit with development, volunteer recruitment, and other key aspects of their work. 

Center for Non-Profits

The Center for Non-Profits is the only umbrella organization for all New Jersey 501(c)(3)s. Since 1982, the Center has provided advocacy, resources, training and information to strengthen non-profits and help them thrive.

NJ Division of Consumer Affairs: Charities Registration Section

The CR & I Section administers and enforces the provisions of the Charitable Registration & Investigation Act (CRI Act) which regulates the fund raising activities of most charitable organizations and all professional fund raisers, fund raising counsels, commercial co-ventures and solicitors conducting business within the State of New Jersey.

Foundation Directory Online Free

The Foundation Center has launched Foundation Directory Online Free, an online tool the users can use to search the basic profiles and IRS Forms 990-PF of nearly 90,000 grantmakers, giving them access to contact information, fields of interest, financial data, and program priorities.

Also from the Foundation Center, Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy, a new nonpartisan resource that provides data about foundations and their democracy-related grantmaking in a structured, contextualized, and visual format. The project documents foundation support across several key areas: campaign and election processes, governing institutions and processes, information and media, and public engagement and voting.

Foundation Center Funding Information Network

The Foundation Center Funding Information Network is a network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers that can be found across the U.S. and around the world. Network partners provide a suite of tools and resources consisting of Foundation Center databases, publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers.

Pro Bono Partnership

Pro Bono Partnership provides business and transactional legal services to nonprofit organizations serving the disadvantaged or enhancing the quality of life in neighborhoods in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.


Resources

Exploring the National Philanthropic Infrastructure
Liz Wilder, Philanthropic Services Consultant and former Executive Director of NY Funders Alliance, writes about some of the philanthropic resources that engage funders, including regional associations of grant makers, national affinity groups, and coalitions, and identifies strategies for grant professionals to develop knowledge and relationships to increase their interactions with organized philanthropy.

The Ten Commandments of Successful Grant Writing
In this blog post the Executive Director / CEO of the Health Care Foundation of New Jersey offers nonprofits ten essential tips for applying for foundation grants.


Common Grant Application

NY/NJ Area Common Application Form
This four-page format is accepted by more 60 funders and helps to streamline the grant-application process.

NY/NJ Area Common Report Form
This report format is accepted by more than 30 funders and helps to streamline the grant-reporting process.


If you know of other resources that you feel would be valuable to feature in this area, contact Theresa Jacks at (609) 341-2022, ext. 4217.