The Trustees of The Fund for New Jersey awarded $756,000 in grants to non-profit organizations at their March 2018 quarterly Board meeting. Grants were awarded to nine organizations working in the areas of immigration, affordable housing, education, and anti-poverty.
Kiki Jamieson, President of The Fund for New Jersey, stated, “The Fund for New Jersey is pleased to support these non-profit organizations working to increase affordable housing, promote early childhood education, and address structural racism and poverty. Particularly timely are the grants to advocate for an immigrant-friendly Garden State. Approximately 40% of the people living in New Jersey are immigrants or the children of immigrants. Among them are 22,000 DACA recipients, part of an estimated 500,000 residents who are undocumented. New Jersey’s undocumented immigrants do not live in isolation; rather, many immigrant families are mixed status, with more than 600,000 U.S. citizens in New Jersey living with at least one family member who is undocumented. New Jersey has the opportunity to lead the nation in adopting pro-immigrant policies that build on the state’s strength in diversity.”