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Release Date: August 5, 2014
Newark’s 40th Mayor Ras J. Baraka (pictured, second from right) invited the Newark Funders Group to hear his vision for the city at special August meeting. Just 30 days into his term, the Mayor called on the Newark Philanthropic Liaison Jeremy Johnson (far left) to organize a convening with the Newark group, co-chaired by Etta Denk of Bank America (second from left) and Barbara Reisman of the Schumann Fund for New Jersey (third from left). Irene Cooper-Basch (far right), Chair of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers and Executive Officer at the Victoria Foundation, introduced the Mayor to more than 50 grantmakers who attended the session at the PSEG headquarters in downtown Newark.
News Type: Newark Liaison
Audience: All Funders
Release Date: August 5, 2014
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has granted $750,000 to 20 New Jersey nonprofits to address workforce development and education.
News Type: News
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
Release Date: August 4, 2014
The Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) Camden Food Innovation Fund has awarded $80,000 in grants to three local organizations for programs that innovatively increase access to healthy food and create economic opportunity in Camden City.
News Type: News
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
Release Date: July 29, 2014
Creative organizations throughout the state received a total of more than $15.7 million in grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. That total is nearly $100,000 more than what was awarded in 2013.
News Type: News
Audience: All Funders
Release Date: July 28, 2014
Dr. Donald Schwarz starts his new job at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, where his mission is making good health contagious by fostering a “culture of health” across America.
News Type: News
Audience: All Funders
Release Date: July 23, 2014
Celebrating a decade of philanthropy in 2014, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey has announced the awarding of $1,070,000 in grants to 20 New Jersey non-profit organizations, including a special award in recognition of the Foundation’s 1,000th grant.
News Type: News
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
Release Date: July 17, 2014
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is making an investment of nearly $1 million in the state’s urban communities, the health insurer has announced.
News Type: News
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
Release Date: July 16, 2014

The Trustees of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation recently approved $4.4 million in 90 grants to arts, education, environment and media nonprofit organizations throughout New Jersey.

News Type: News
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
Release Date: July 15, 2014

The Princeton Area Community Foundation, the community foundation serving
 central New Jersey, has awarded $475,000 in competitive grants to 19 local
 nonprofit organizations that build social capital (the shared will and networks needed to tackle community problems) and provide
 opportunities to low-income individuals and families.

News Type: News
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
Release Date: July 1, 2014
A new nonpartisan resource, "Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy," provides data about foundations and their democracy-related grantmaking in a structured, contextualized, and visual format. Developed by the Foundation Center with support from a consortium of funders, 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.
News Type: News
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

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