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About Philanthropy

New members to CNJG are invited to this luncheon to learn more about the programs and services the Council offers, and to network with other new members.

Join us for a conversation about why the census matters and the role that philanthropy can play in ensuring a fair and accurate count.

Audience: All Funders

The Changing Public Contract = Changing Expectations

This meeting marks Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka’s first audience with grantmakers since his inauguration on July 1, 2014.

Audience: All Funders

This comprehensive document lists all of the benefits available to members of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers.

Audience: All Funders

A pictorial overview of CNJG's first 20 years.

Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2017 is an annual industry forecast about the ways we use private resources for public benefit. 

Audience: All Funders

Daniel Kemmis explores the sometimes-fraught relationship between philanthropy and democracy in this updated report. Beginning with a wide-ranging stroll through the shared history of philanthropy and democracy, Kemmis examines the current post-Citizens United landscape and asks whether philanthropy can and should do more to strengthen the infrastructure and practices of democracy.

The 86,000 private foundations with less than $50 million in assets account for 98% of all foundations in the United States; however, data about this “super majority” is scant because most private foundation research looks only at the wealthiest 2% of grantmaking philanthropies.

Audience: All Funders