The Trustees of The Fund for New Jersey awarded $1,335,000 in grants to non-profit organizations at their June 2019 quarterly Board meeting. Grants were awarded to 15 organizations in the areas of climate change and clean energy, environmental protection, criminal justice reform and social justice, and transportation.
Kiki Jamieson, President of The Fund for New Jersey, stated, “The Fund for New Jersey is proud to invest in these policy organizations working to offer solutions that address the climate crisis, protect the state’s natural resources, expand voting rights, and promote racial and economic justice in New Jersey.”
“New Jersey is poised to be a leader in state policy to provide protections and improve the livelihood of transgender residents in the state. In the face of national hostility against transgender and gender non-conforming people, the newly formed New Jersey Transgender Task Force, the first of its kind in the nation, has an opportunity to make an impact on disproportionate discrimination and harassment transgender residents face in housing, employment, police interaction, and public accommodations. This policy initiative will advance the state as a leader in civil rights protections for transgender and gender non-conforming New Jerseyans,” Jamieson said.