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Release Date: October 31, 2016

Last year, New Jersey collected approximately $400 million in estate taxes. Starting in 2018, New Jersey will stop collecting estate taxes. So, what will come of that $400 million in unexpected wealth going forward?

Release Date: October 7, 2016

Our associates in Florida, the Florida Philanthropic Network have created a resource page on their website where they’ll be sharing updates on what’s happening in Florida and how philanthropy is responding.

Funding Area Disaster Response/Relief
Release Date: October 5, 2016

Officials from the Community Foundation of New Jersey, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Victoria Foundation joined Newark Public Schools on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Central Avenue School to announce and celebrate the creation of the Pi Chubb Newark Field Trip Fund, a $1 million dollar fund ensuring generations of Newark children don’t miss out on field trip opportunities. 

Topic Grantmaking Funding Area ChildrenEducational
Release Date: September 28, 2016

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey recently awarded 15 grants totaling $2.35 million to improve the health and wellness of underserved and vulnerable populations in greater Newark and surrounding low income NJ communities.

Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Health-General & Rehabilitative
Release Date: September 27, 2016

The I Am Trenton Community Foundation has awarded $10,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations serving across the city.

Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Trenton/Mercer County
Release Date: September 23, 2016

Last night, Chris Daggett of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Risa Lavazzo-Mourey of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Nina Stack, President of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers (CNJG), were named among of LeadNJ (LNJ)’s “30 Leaders for 30 Years” at its special anniversary gala.

Release Date: September 21, 2016

This article from the September 2016 Issue of CNJG Family Ties provdes insights and ideas about how to approach the work and focus of a family foundation.

Topic Grantmaking
Release Date: September 21, 2016

The Newark Trust for Education is pleased to announce that they have selected Ronald Chaluisán as their organization’s new Executive Director. 

Release Date: September 14, 2016

The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers 2nd biennial Investment Forum for Foundations and Endowments, set for Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at The Palace in Somerset, will feature an outstanding roster of leading investment professionals and expert practitioners who will share best practices for endowment management with leaders of private foundations and endowed charities in the Tri-State region.  The Investment Forum is the only conference in New Jersey focused on foundation and charity endowment stewardship. 

Release Date: September 13, 2016

After nearly 14 years at the helm, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, the first woman and the first African American to lead the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), announced today that she will step down once a successor is in place.

Release Date: September 12, 2016

The Provident Bank Foundation has announced the recipients of its Second Cycle 2016 Major Grants, totaling more than $102,500 for projects and programs across New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Community Improvement/DevelopmentEducational
Release Date: September 8, 2016

As part of their mission to improve New Jersey’s health care delivery systems and reduce the costs of care for its underserved populations, The Nicholson Foundation has been working to strengthen primary care in the state’s safety-net system.

Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Health-General & Rehabilitative
Release Date: August 31, 2016

This opinion piece by Elizabeth Christopherson, president of the Rita Allen Foundation and Nina Stack, president of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, discusses how organizations can learn from one another's experience and use them to better prepare for the next crisis.

Topic Strategy & Collaboration Funding Area Disaster Response/Relief
Release Date: August 22, 2016

Joint Affinity Groups (JAG) and its core partners are proud to announce the transformation of JAG into CHANGE Philanthropy.

Topic About Philanthropy
Release Date: August 16, 2016

Bank of America announced a $40 million commitment to connect 100,000 teens and young adults to the skills and employment experiences needed for 21st-century jobs. They also shared their progress made to deliver on its purpose of helping make financial lives better for customers, clients and communities around the world. 

Topic Corporate Philanthropy/CSRGrantmaking
Release Date: August 8, 2016

The Jewish Women's Foundation of New Jersey recently awarded $105,000in grants for 2016-2017, the group’s “largest annual financial commitment to date”.

Topic Grantmaking
Release Date: August 5, 2016

The Nicholson Foundation has launched a statewide initiative to help primary care providers better treat chronic pain and reduce their over-reliance on prescription opioids. 

Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Health-General & Rehabilitative
Release Date: July 27, 2016

The New Jersey Historical Commission approved 81 FY 2017 General Operating Support, Project, and County History Partnership Program grants to historical organizations, individuals, museums, historic sites, archives, libraries, and county re-granting agencies throughout the state. 

Topic Grantmaking
Release Date: July 20, 2016

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is excited to announce the newest round of grants approved by their Board of Trustees in June. The 95 grants totaling $4.5 million were awarded to support nonprofit organizations working to strengthen communities in New Jersey.

Topic Grantmaking
Release Date: July 14, 2016

Rita Allen Foundation Announces $710,000 in Grants for New Ventures in Civic Information and Public Interest Technology.

Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Public Social BenefitsScience/Technology
Release Date: July 13, 2016

Taking on climate change is a daunting challenge for any institution, let alone a small place-based foundation in a state with no coal-fired power plants.

So when I learned that the focus of the Council on Foundations’ annual conference was climate change, I was delighted.

Release Date: July 7, 2016

The Westfield Foundation, celebrating 40 years of giving as a grantmaking public charity, distributed almost $36,000 in grants to four organizations in the 2Q of 2016, and elected three new Trustees.

Topic Grantmaking
Release Date: July 6, 2016

The Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) recently awarded grants totaling in excess of $265,000 to 18 local nonprofit service providers.

Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Arts/Culture/HumanitiesEducationalSeniors/Aging
Release Date: July 5, 2016

The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF) has announced that it has awarded $25,000 to a number of projects and programs across Hudson County as part of their 2016 Major Grants initiative.

Topic Grantmaking
Release Date: July 1, 2016

The Community Health Collaborative, will be coordinated by the Trenton Health Team and will look to educate parents and promote physical activity and healthy food choices for grade school children.

Topic Grantmaking