The Fund for New Jersey

The Fund for New Jersey The Fund for New Jersey advances the quality of public policy decision-making on the state's most significant issues. The Fund for New Jersey makes grants only to organizations that have designated tax-exempt status under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Fund does not support the activities of individuals. The Fund does not support capital projects. The Fund rarely provides grants for local activities or direct services unless these projects are designed to support systemic change (for example, a demonstration project to inform public policy).

The Fund does not support the activities of individuals. The Fund does not support capital projects. The Fund rarely provides grants for local activities or direct services unless these projects are designed to support systemic change (for example, a demonstration project to inform public policy).

Mission: To improve the quality of public policy decision-making on the most significant issues affecting the people of New Jersey and our region.

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04/05/2019
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We are pleased to share our Spring 2019 news update highlighting our grantees' latest policy accomplishments!https://fundfornj.org/sites/default/files/Spring%202019%20news%20update%20final.pdf

The Fund for New Jersey is proud to announce that for the first quarter of 2019 it has awarded grants in the total amoun...
03/20/2019
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The Fund for New Jersey is proud to announce that for the first quarter of 2019 it has awarded grants in the total amount of $855,652 to advance public policies in the areas of immigration, affordable housing, education, and worker rights. Read the full press release here: https://fundfornj.org/

Working to improve the quality of public policy decision‑making on the most significant issues affecting the people of New Jersey and our region

01/02/2019
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The Fund for New Jersey is proud to announce that for the fourth quarter of 2018 it has awarded grants in the total amount of $350,000 to advance public policies in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention, economic justice, and public media. Read the full press release here:https://www.fundfornj.org/sites/default/files/2018Q4%20Fund%20for%20NJ%20press%20release%20final.pdf

Annual Immigrant Rights Summit 2018
12/12/2018
Annual Immigrant Rights Summit 2018

Annual Immigrant Rights Summit 2018

Join us for a day of learning and empowering discussions about the state of immigrant rights in New Jersey at the Annual Immigrant Rights Summit 2018. We look forward to hearing from and working with you on how we will serve our communities going forward. List of workshops and panels will be availab...

The Fund for New Jersey is proud to announce that for the third quarter of 2018 it has awarded grants in the total amoun...
10/08/2018
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The Fund for New Jersey is proud to announce that for the third quarter of 2018 it has awarded grants in the total amount of $280,000 to advance public policies in the areas of education and lead poisoning prevention. Read the full press release here: http://www.fundfornj.org/

Working to improve the quality of public policy decision‑making on the most significant issues affecting the people of New Jersey and our region

08/23/2018

We are Hiring! We are accepting applications for the Leonard Lieberman Philanthropy Fellowship, a two-year position beginning in October. A great opportunity for aspiring leaders in public policy. Check out the posting on our website http://fundfornj.org/

06/26/2018

The Fund for New Jersey is proud to announce that for the second quarter of 2018 it has awarded grants in the total amount of $800,000 to advance public policies in the areas of climate change and clean energy, water quality, criminal justice reform and social justice, and transportation. Read the full press release here: http://fundfornj.org/

"A new study shows gun homicides cost New Jersey more than $220 million a year in lost business opportunity, between 201...
05/15/2018
Taking a look at the economic toll of gun violence | Video | NJTV News

"A new study shows gun homicides cost New Jersey more than $220 million a year in lost business opportunity, between 2010 and 2014. It also figures each additional homicide in a city causes an annual loss of between $293,000 and $732,000 because people are afraid to work evenings and at night."

A new study shows gun homicides cost New Jersey more than $220 million a year in lost business opportunity, between 2010 and 2014.

ICYMI: Gender Pay-Equity Law Signed by Gov. Murphy, giving women “strong tools to combat pay discrimination and recover ...
05/04/2018
Dollar for Dollar — Gender Pay-Equity Law Signed by Gov. Murphy - NJ Spotlight

ICYMI: Gender Pay-Equity Law Signed by Gov. Murphy, giving women “strong tools to combat pay discrimination and recover lost wages.” Associate Director of New Jersey Citizen Action

Legislation also bars companies from punishing employees who discuss their pay with colleagues, allows workers to sue for triple damages if they can prove discrimination

“We know the harms of registration are profound and numerous, and because of all that, this is a failed public policy, a...
05/03/2018
NJ's Top Court Ends Lifetime Registration for Minors Under Megan’s Law - NJ Spotlight

“We know the harms of registration are profound and numerous, and because of all that, this is a failed public policy, a dangerous public policy that harms children,” Laura Cohen, director of the Criminal and Youth Justice Clinic at Rutgers Law School in Newark

Unanimous ruling says requiring juvenile sex offenders to register and notify their communities for life is violation of due process

ICYMI: "For too long, many New Jersey workers have had to face difficult decisions between their health and their loved ...
05/02/2018
We've seen how earned sick days improve lives. It makes workplace better | Opinion

ICYMI: "For too long, many New Jersey workers have had to face difficult decisions between their health and their loved ones' health -- or paying their bills. Earned Sick Days is a long overdue protection for workers who have had to undergo economic hardship just to care for their health." Yarrow Willman-Cole and Dena Mottola Jaborska of New Jersey Citizen Action

The Earned Sick and Safe Days Act, soon to be signed by the governor, will change this, making New Jersey the 10th state in the nation to ensure that workers are able to earn at least five paid sick days a year.

ICYMI "Gun violence not only kills and injures hundreds of people every year in New Jersey, it causes a reverberating se...
04/26/2018
Group says gun violence a $1.2 billion drain on New Jersey

ICYMI "Gun violence not only kills and injures hundreds of people every year in New Jersey, it causes a reverberating sense of fear... which stifles the state’s economy." Coverage of Report by Giffords Law Center:

Firearm violence costs New Jersey taxpayers alone approximately $273 million a year, a study says

04/25/2018

We are accepting applications for the Leonard Lieberman Philanthropy Fellowship, a two-year position beginning in September. A great opportunity for aspiring leaders in public policy: bit.ly/2vz2U80

Check out The Council on Foundation's Voter Engagement Toolkitfor Private Foundations. The Fund for New Jersey's Crossro...
04/20/2018

Check out The Council on Foundation's Voter Engagement Toolkit
for Private Foundations. The Fund for New Jersey's Crossroads NJ series was highlighted as a case study. https://bit.ly/2F41GRA

ICYMI: "The changes announced Tuesday would cover significantly more patients, and will likely also increase demand. New...
04/12/2018
Murphy: Expanded medical marijuana program will be more ‘patient-friendly’

ICYMI: "The changes announced Tuesday would cover significantly more patients, and will likely also increase demand. New Jersey's program has 15,000 registered patients — a small number when compared to other similar states."

He also wants to legalize recreational marijuana but could face an uphill battle getting that proposal through the Legislature.

How can New Jersey develop, maintain and modernize a robust, financially stable transportation network? See our recommen...
04/11/2018
Transportation | Crossroads NJ

How can New Jersey develop, maintain and modernize a robust, financially stable transportation network? See our recommendations:

A strong transportation network is essential for a densely populated corridor state such as New Jersey, where the economy depends on cross-river interstate commuting, regional distribution of goods, and tourism, as well as in-state travel between home and work.

NJ has been a story of squandering potential. It is up to us to rewrite it.
04/03/2018
Crossroads NJ

NJ has been a story of squandering potential. It is up to us to rewrite it.

Visit fundfornj.org/crossroadsnj for more information.

ICYMI
04/02/2018
New Jersey's 94,000 missing voters | Editorial

ICYMI

They maintain freedom of religion, the right against self-incrimination, the right not to have soldiers quartered in their homes in wartime. So why deprive felons of the right to vote?

03/30/2018
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The Fund for New Jersey is proud to announce that for the first quarter of 2018 it has awarded grants in the total amount of $756,000 to advance public policies in the areas of immigration, affordable housing, education, and anti-poverty. Read the full press release here:

“The mandate that requires schools with 70 percent or more children eligible for school meals to serve breakfast after t...
03/28/2018
Hungry Kids Can’t Learn: Feeding More Students Breakfast, Lunch at School - NJ Spotlight

“The mandate that requires schools with 70 percent or more children eligible for school meals to serve breakfast after the bell is especially exciting. Serving breakfast after the bell is the way to reach the most children. Not only does it give children a nutritious start to their school day, it brings more federal money into the state. It is a win-win for everyone, as the many groups that supported this bill attested." - Ceil Zalkind, ACNJ president and CEO

A package of bills seeks to expand number of poor and low-income students getting federally funded meals at school, track those not being fed

03/15/2018

Economic well-being in New Jersey strongly correlates with race and ethnicity, but vulnerability affects all regions of the state. fundfornj.org/crossroadsnjfundfornj.org/crossroadsnj/reports/jobs-economy

Don't miss New Jersey Policy Perspective's Progress 2018 Conference March 23. Great lineup of panels and speakers! Check...
03/14/2018
PROGRESS 2018

Don't miss New Jersey Policy Perspective's Progress 2018 Conference March 23. Great lineup of panels and speakers! Check it out: njpp.org/progress-2018

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Short-sited policy decisions need to be transformed into long-term policy solutions
03/13/2018

Short-sited policy decisions need to be transformed into long-term policy solutions

A well-designed response to climate change would help the many New Jerseyans who suffer disproportionately from environm...
03/09/2018
Climate and Environment | Crossroads NJ

A well-designed response to climate change would help the many New Jerseyans who suffer disproportionately from environmental problems because of where they live. fundfornj.org/crossroadsnj/reports/climate-environment

“These racial disparities do not reflect greater culpability of black children than their white peers, as black and whit...
03/08/2018
Institute Releases: Bring Our Children Home: A Prison-to-School Pipeline for New Jersey’s Youth

“These racial disparities do not reflect greater culpability of black children than their white peers, as black and white youth commit most offenses at similar rates,” said primary author and Institute Associate Counsel Andrea McChristian.

On February 28, Institute Associate Counsel Andrea McChristian released her report, Bring Our Children Home: A Prison-to-School Pipeline for New Jersey’s Youth, which details the Bordentown campus’ transformation from school to prison, as well as the modern-day, devastating impact of the school-...

Of the 3,189 immigrants arrested by ICE in the Garden State in fiscal year 2017, 1,271 did not have a criminal convictio...
03/06/2018
ICE arrests of N.J. immigrants without criminal records more than doubled in 2017

Of the 3,189 immigrants arrested by ICE in the Garden State in fiscal year 2017, 1,271 did not have a criminal conviction, significantly more than the 571 from the previous year, according to records obtained under the federal Freedom of Information Act and analyzed by NJ Advance Media.

Undocumented immigrants with clean criminal histories are no longer safe from arrest after a brief, two-year respite during the final years of the Obama administration.

03/05/2018

A Crossroads NJ report by The Fund for New Jersey finds criminal justice reform is needed in 5 major areas. Learn more: fundfornj.org/crossroadsnj/reports/criminal-justice-reform

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Organizations not currently receiving funding may submit a letter of inquiry. The Fund for New Jersey responds to inquiries within four weeks. If an organization is invited to submit a full grant application, the Fund reserves the right to assign the application to a grant cycle at its discretion. If an application is not invited, the organization will be welcome to submit a new letter of inquiry after 12 months have passed. For submission information, please visit www.fundfornj.org.

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How about you dig deeper into your pockets and pay for this. Keep your hands out of mine. The issue with this state is that we have a spending problem in Trenton. How about they find ways to cut spending. Keep raising taxes, and more people leave. It's not rocket science .