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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.

Topic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Release Date: October 19, 2020

The Westfield Foundation recently granted $250,000 to the YWCA Union County, who is celebrating their centennial year, for the construction of their new building in Elizabeth, which will function as a central hub for all programs.

Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Community Improvement/Development
Release Date: October 11, 2020

The Community Chest announced a second round of grants, totaling $130,000, was awarded to 17 agencies from the organization's Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund.

Topic COVID-19Grantmaking
Release Date: October 6, 2020

A long-running Rutgers University program, the Center on Policing, and PSEG announced an initiative Tuesday that is intended to improve police departments’ relationships with communities of color by proactively addressing practices that result in impartial policing.

Topic Diversity, Equity, and InclusionGrantmaking Funding Area Racial Equity
Release Date: September 26, 2020

The foundation details its giving for COVID-19 related causes and how it changed their grantmaking to deal with the pandemic.

Topic COVID-19Grantmaking
Release Date: September 25, 2020

Citi and the Citi Foundation announced this week more than $1 billion in strategic initiatives to help close the country’s racial wealth gap and increase economic mobility.

Topic Diversity, Equity, and InclusionGrantmaking Funding Area Racial Equity
Release Date: September 23, 2020

In the Garden State, the financial institution is partnering with Bergen County’s United Way, HomeFront, Interfaith Neighbors, United Way of Greater Newark and Trenton Area Soup Kitchen as part of a nationwide effort to make distributions to communities disproportionally impacted by COVID-19.

Topic COVID-19Grantmaking
Release Date: September 16, 2020

Novartis US Foundation has announced a total commitment of $25 million to develop partnerships and fund community organizations and programs that address health inequities, with a focus on diversity in clinical trials, in the United States.

Topic Diversity, Equity, and InclusionGrantmaking Funding Area Racial Equity
Release Date: September 15, 2020

TD Charitable Foundation has increased the amount of money available in its Housing for Everyone grant competition to $4.9 million this year, up from $3.75 million in the previous year.

Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Housing/Shelter
Release Date: September 14, 2020

West Trenton-based NJM Insurance Group has committed $50,000 to the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund’s Trenton Wi-Fi Initiative.

Topic COVID-19Grantmaking
Release Date: September 2, 2020

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., recently donated more than 83,000 pounds of food items to 10 food banks and religious organizations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania following tropical storm Isaias.

Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Disaster Response/Relief
Release Date: August 18, 2020

Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, the holding company that owns the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and NHL's New Jersey Devils, has announced a $20 million commitment in support of efforts to fight systemic racism and champion equality.

Topic Diversity, Equity, and InclusionGrantmaking
Release Date: August 12, 2020

With a focus on small New Jersey communities and geographic areas of the state that have less access to funding, New Jersey Health Initiatives ­­­recently selected 13 community-based organizations to receive grants totaling $400,000 to address immediate needs such as food, housing and income assistance, and social isolation in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Topic COVID-19Grantmaking
Release Date: August 10, 2020

The Fred Morgan Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact  is an annual global prize of $100,000 USD in unrestricted funds that amplifies and accelerates the work of enterprises working to scale their impact on social or environmental problems around the world. 

Release Date: August 5, 2020

The Westfield Foundation announced Emily Ensslin and Ian Gurland as the Clarence H. and Florence Horn Van Dellen Scholarship recipients for 2020.

Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Educational
Release Date: August 4, 2020

The Fund for New Jersey announced grants for the second quarter in 2020 totaling $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.

Topic Grantmaking
Release Date: July 31, 2020

The Community Foundation of South Jersey announced today that a sixth community has been selected to receive a $100,000 Transform South Jersey grant. 

Topic Grantmaking
Release Date: July 31, 2020

The Fund for New Jersey expects to spend, beyond its regular grants budget in 2020-21 and again in 2021-22 to promote racial justice in the state.

Topic Diversity, Equity, and InclusionGrantmaking
Release Date: July 20, 2020

Programs for Parents announced the launch of a $112,000 Home Grown Home-Based Child Care Emergency Fund, an application-based relief program to award grants to 180 registered family child care providers and 120 family, friend and neighbor providers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Essex County.

Topic COVID-19Grantmaking
Release Date: July 13, 2020

OceanFirst Foundation partners with nonprofits to enable them to award summer camp scholarships. 

Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Children
Release Date: July 10, 2020

The William Penn Foundation announced two grants supporting immediate economic relief and future work opportunity in the region.

Topic COVID-19Diversity, Equity, and InclusionGrantmaking
Release Date: July 9, 2020

Wells Fargo announced the details of its $400 million effort to help small businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic keep their doors open.

Topic COVID-19Grantmaking
Release Date: July 9, 2020

SUEZ North America gave $120,000 and PPE to Hackensack Meridian to support research and the network’s response to COVID-19.

Topic COVID-19Grantmaking
Release Date: July 8, 2020

M&T Bank has invested $1 million in support of New Jersey Community Capital’s Garden State Relief Fund, which provides working capital loans to small businesses and nonprofits negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Topic COVID-19Grantmaking
Release Date: July 3, 2020

The Princeton Area Community Foundation has awarded more than $90,000 in scholarships to area high school and college students.

Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Educational
Release Date: July 2, 2020

OceanFirst Foundation of Toms River has awarded $150,000 in grants to 66 nonprofits throughout central and southern New Jersey through its Arts and Cultural Grant Program.

Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Arts/Culture/Humanities
Release Date: July 2, 2020

Prudential Financial is dedicating $10 million to fintech oriented towards solving intransigent financial and social inequality in the U.S.

Topic Diversity, Equity, and InclusionGrantmaking
Release Date: June 29, 2020

Newark Arts has announced the awardees of its annual mini-grant program, ArtStart, for the year 2020-2021. 

Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Arts/Culture/Humanities
Release Date: June 29, 2020

Citi and the Citi Foundation have committed more than $100 million to date in support of COVID-19-related community relief and economic recovery efforts globally.

Topic COVID-19Grantmaking
Release Date: June 25, 2020

JPMorgan Chase — as part of its global initiative to help support underserved households during COVID-19 — is making a $375,000 investment to help kick-start the Greater Newark Enterprises Corp. Entrepreneurs of Color COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Topic COVID-19Diversity, Equity, and InclusionGrantmaking

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