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Join Commissioner David Hespe of the New Jersey Department of Education for a discussion focusing on current DOE priority areas and possible opportunities for grantmakers to partner with state government on areas of mutual concern.

Audience: All Funders

At this meeting, our conveners, Curt Fields of the Turrell Fund, Barbara Reisman of the Schumann Fund for New Jersey, Ceil Zalkind of Advocates for Children of New Jersey, Kay Hendon of The Nicholson Foundation, and Kim McLain of the Foundation for Newark’s Future will continue the exciting movem

New Jersey grantmakers devote significant resources – both intellectual and financial – to many of the same focus areas as the Department of Children and Families.

Please join us for this meeting where we will address the accomplishments made by the group to date; hear recommendations from our last meeting with Barbara Gephard, Matthew Melmed, and Phil Sparks; and discuss the next steps for the group including our response to the Foundation for Newark's Fut

The Burke Foundation, The Nicholson Foundation and Turrell Fund, in collaboration with FSG, has released the new July 2019 report, Adverse Childhood Experiences: Opportunities to Prevent, Protect Against, and Heal from the Effects of ACEs in New Jersey. The report details the challenges New Jersey faces in addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and calls for a coordinated statewide response to mitigate their lasting effects on children’s health and well-being.

Audience: All Funders

Through the Kids Count Data Center you can access hundreds of measures of child well-being, incluing all those regularly used in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Data Book. Information can be examined at the state, regional, and national levels.

Audience: All Funders

In partnership United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, the Scattergood Foundation has developed resource guides to educate funders about their role building the trauma-informed movement.

"Co-Creation" is a case study about the Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. The case study examines co-creation, an emerging systems change collaboration model which grew out of a funder-and-state partnership. This unique partnership led to the creation by executive order of a new and independent Office of Early Childhood, which was formally approved by the Connecticut State Legislature in 2013. The companion piece, "Taking on New Roles to Address 21st Century Problems," looks at co-creation from the perspective of a regional association of grantmakers.

Based on Nonprofit Finance Fund's research and analysis of 147 nonprofit child care centers in Southeastern Pennsylvania, the report demystifies the financial, business and systemic barriers to expanding high-quality care—and begins to identify how to increase access for more children.
Audience: Program Staff
Topic: Grantmaking

The Healthy Kids Healthy Communities report shares how the project increased children’s access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity through changes in community policies, systems, and environments.