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Release Date: April 7, 2021

A collection of the President's letters to CNJG Members from the monthly newsletter.

Release Date: September 9, 2020

CNJG's 2020 Mid-Year Memo to Members

Release Date: July 1, 2020

To dig deeper into causes of, and responses to, structural racism within philanthropy in New Jersey, the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers established a Racial Equity Task Force made up of leaders at CNJG member organizations.

Release Date: June 3, 2020

Joint Statement from CNJG and the Center for Non-Profits

This statement also appeared on NJ Spotlight.

Release Date: May 19, 2020

The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers is pleased to announce the appointment of one of the state’s most experienced philanthropic veterans to assist New Jersey’s giving sector in coordinating support for relief and long-term recovery efforts in response to the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Release Date: April 21, 2020

As the leaders of the major philanthropic and non-profit membership organizations in New Jersey, representing both the wide range of non-profit groups and the multi-faceted funders of those groups, we feel compelled to speak out against the hateful responses we and our members have witnessed in reaction to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Release Date: April 2, 2020

CNJG invites our members to join hundreds of other funders and other leaders in the philanthropic sector in making a commitment act with urgency and collectively holding ourselves accountable to each other by signing this pledge of action created by the Council on Foundations.

Release Date: September 27, 2019

An executive order signed by Gov. Phil Murphy in July put millions of dollars in nonprofit funds in reserve due to a dispute with the Legislature on budget projects. Maria Vizcarrondo, president and CEO of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers and Linda M. Czipo, president and CEO of the Center for Non-Profits, say these funds are critical, allowing nonprofit organizations to provide much-needed programs to New Jersey residents.

Release Date: September 13, 2019

CNJG's 2019 Mid-Year Memo to Members

Release Date: September 5, 2019

As we witness the initial impact of Hurricane Dorian, we are reminded that many of our communities are still targets for further devastation from this storm over the next few days.

Release Date: April 1, 2019

One year from now the 2020 Census will be in full swing. This nationwide, constitutionally-mandated count, conducted once every ten years, is our opportunity to ensure that New Jersey residents are accurately counted to secure the resources needed to support our communities.

Release Date: March 11, 2019

New Jersey’s largest philanthropic association has named longtime social sector leader Maria Vizcarrondo as its president.

Release Date: March 7, 2019

The 2018 President’s Report is our annual look back at CNJG’s robust programming and services for our members and, by extension, the communities they serve. 

Release Date: July 18, 2018

The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers joins the Funders Census InitiativeUnited Philanthropy Forum, and philanthropy-serving organizations around the country in asking our members to support and encourage a fair and accurate Census in 2020.

Release Date: June 1, 2018

Nina Stack's final message to CNJG Members.

Release Date: May 3, 2018

You may have noticed over the past few months that here at the Council we’ve been sharing a lot of information regarding the 2020 Census, and how essential it is for philanthropy to recognize why a full and thorough count matters to our work.

Release Date: April 10, 2018

I am writing to let you know that Council of New Jersey Grantmakers’ President and CEO Nina Stack, notified the Council’s Board of Trustees that she will be stepping down in June to become the Executive Director of The Champlin Foundation, the largest private foundation in the state of Rhode Island.

Release Date: March 14, 2018

A regular contributor to the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Blog, Nina's posts discuss issues critical to philanthropy today.

Release Date: February 8, 2018

The 2017 President’s Report is our annual look back at CNJG’s robust programming and services in benefit to our members and by extension, the communities that our members serve. 

Release Date: August 16, 2017

Phil●an●thro●py: Love of Humankind.  This is the translation, the definition of our field, our work.  For the members of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers it is literally our job…to advance the love of humankind.

Release Date: August 14, 2017

Nina Stack, CNJG's President, is interviewed on "One on One with Steve Adubato" about the Council's work, including our 20th anniversary, the Newark Philanthropic Liaison, and our work after Superstorm Sandy.

Release Date: June 1, 2017

CNJG celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2017 marked by extraordinary progress and service to members over this time. As the nexus for the philanthropic community in New Jersey, the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers’ body of work grows more robust every year. This is clearly evident by the exponential growth in programs and services since CNJG was founded in 1987. However, this proliferation in programs and services does not reflect the full realm of CNJG's transformation over twenty years. CNJG has evolved to become a leader in the state, spearheading important and significant initiatives throughout our history.

Release Date: April 18, 2017

Removing the longstanding ban on partisan political activity by charitable and philanthropic organizations presents a severe threat to the integrity and wellbeing of those organizations.

Release Date: March 8, 2017

On March 8, 2017, the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers' Board of Trustees approved that CNJG would take an official position opposing the repeal of the Johnson Amendment by signing on to the "Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship”

Release Date: February 9, 2017

The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers is pleased to release our annual look back at the Council’s robust programming, leadership initiatives and advocacy efforts.

Release Date: October 4, 2016

Real lives are on the line. Nonprofits that provide critical services have already had to cut back staffing and program hours.

It’s been three months since Gov. Chris Christie issued an executive order holding in reserve over $100 million that he had previously approved as part of the state budget package that he signed into law on June 30.

Release Date: April 28, 2016 “Changing Expectations for the Social Sector” is focus of May 24 conversation in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Release Date: March 7, 2016

The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers is pleased to release our annual look back at the Council’s robust programming, leadership initiatives and advocacy efforts.

Release Date: February 1, 2016

Once again, NJBIZ is proud to honor New Jersey's most dynamic women in business with its Best 50 Women in Business awards. The Class of 2016 includes bankers, doctors, entrepreneurs and everyone in between. What they all have in common, however, is that they are leaders in the business community, influential in their companies and industries, and shaping New Jersey’s economic future.

Release Date: January 15, 2016

Grant makers and nonprofits have a new resource to help boost their effectiveness when communities face major disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. It includes information on community planning, rebuilding, legal services, housing, aiding vulnerable populations, and coordinating across local, state, and federal agencies.