Wendy Liscow, Education Program Director at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, has been honored with a New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education Distinguished Service Award. She was among the 100 advocates, leaders, educators and students recognized for their exemplary work, commitment and contributions to arts education in a ceremony May 27 at the Trenton War Memorial.Topic About Philanthropy
Every year since 1991, Community Options presents a citizen with the Betty Pendler award. This year’s recipient is Elaine Katz, the senior vice president of Grants and Communications for the Kessler Foundation.Topic About Philanthropy
The Foundation announced a $1.5 million grant to create summer jobs for Newark students.Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Employment/Jobs
The Citi Foundation and America's Promise Alliance have recently announced the launching of the Youth Opportunity Fund, an initiative to support low-income youth.Funding Area Youth Development
The OceanFirst Charity Challenge is a friendly fundraising competition where organizations compete to raise the most money for their cause. Last year's participants raised more than $300,000.
The Fund for New Jersey has announced that for the first quarter of 2015 it has awarded grants in the total amount of $590,000 to advance public policies in the areas of affordable housing, immigration, preschool expansion, public media, and budget.Topic Grantmaking Funding Area EducationalHousing/Shelter
The Trustees of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation recently approved 63 grants totaling more than $3.4 million to support nonprofit organizations in New Jersey dedicated to building creative, sustainable, and informed communities.Topic Grantmaking
The Rita Allen Foundation has announced $515,000 in grants to support work that will enrich the ability of technology, news and entertainment to build civic literacy and engagement.Topic Grantmaking
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation awarded over $600,000 in Quality of Life grants to 75 nonprofits nationwide in the areas of Activity Achieving, Bridging Barriers, and Caring & Coping.Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Health-General & Rehabilitative
The Dodge Q&A series is designed to introduce you to Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation staff as they share what they're learning and thinking about as they visit with nonprofits around the state. This talk with Kathleen Hofmann, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO may also reveal a few things about her you might not know.
Kessler Foundation announced $2.1 million in grants to organizations throughout the U.S. to create and expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities, as well as to provide information to aid in the development of new strategies.Topic Grantmaking
In the 12 months since the Community Foundation of New Jersey and several of their fundholders joined with others to stamp out human trafficking around the 2014 Super Bowl, they have come to learn two things.Funding Area Women and Girls
A community kitchen that served up meals in the Hurricane Sandy-ravaged borough of Union Beach until closing down over the summer plans to reopen today thanks to Jon Bon Jovi.Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Monmouth and Ocean Counties
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has announced the appointment of Sharnita C. Johnson as Arts Program Director.
The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, located in Millburn, has announced that it has awarded grants totaling $736,126 to nine local agencies to increase and improve services that address the mental health needs of people who have served in the military and their families.Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Veterans
The Dodge Foundation is excited to debut this year's Jersey Give Back Guide, an online giving tool designed to showcase and support some of New Jersey's most effective and respected nonprofits.Topic Grantmaking
Overcoming the many factors that can make community coalitions unsustainable is the focus of a new grant program from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Health-General & Rehabilitative
Funded by Merck Foundation, the Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes (Alliance), an innovative, multicultural, five-year initiative, has been published in ten peer-reviewed articles in the November 2014 supplemental issue of Health Promotion Practice (HPP).Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Health-General & Rehabilitative
New data from the Chronicle of Philanthropy gives us an intriguing look at recent individual giving. Nancy Kieling, President of the Princeton Area Community Foundation shares her perspective on why giving data doesn’t always tell the full story.Topic Grantmaking
Members have been asked to participate in the 2014 Foundation Benefits Survey, which gathers comprehensive benefits data specific to New Jersey's grantmaking community. This year's survey has been streamlined for a more user-friendly experience.Topic Administration
The William Penn Foundation is extending its longtime role as primary benefactor of the Free Library of Philadelphia by awarding the library the biggest grant in the history of either institution.Topic Grantmaking
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has granted $750,000 to 20 New Jersey nonprofits to address workforce development and education.Topic Grantmaking Funding Area EducationalEmployment/Jobs
The Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) Camden Food Innovation Fund has awarded $80,000 in grants to three local organizations for programs that innovatively increase access to healthy food and create economic opportunity in Camden City.Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Food/Agriculture/Nutrition
Creative organizations throughout the state received a total of more than $15.7 million in grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. That total is nearly $100,000 more than what was awarded in 2013.Topic Family PhilanthropyGrantmaking Funding Area Arts/Culture/Humanities