Clean Water Fund


2nd Floor 198 Brighton Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
County: Monmouth


Ms. Amy Goldsmith

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To promote models for green urban water infrastructure and climate adaptive policies and practices at state and local levels, with a focus in Newark, New Jersey.

Organization Background

Clean Water Fund's mission is to develop strong community-based environmental leadership and to bring together diverse constituencies to work cooperatively for sensible solutions that address public health, environmental/justice, consumer and community problems.


For over 40 years, CWF has been educating and empowering local residents by: (1) developing and/or strengthening grassroots partnerships, organizations and citizen leadership, and (2) enabling people to plan and conduct programs that improve their lives. This often requires changes in policy at the institutional, local, regional, state and/or national levels.

To that end, Clean Water Fund has helped people campaign successfully for cleaner, safer water, air, and energy; protection from toxic pollution in our homes, neighborhoods and workplaces; promote sustainability/stop the sprawl measures; conservation of natural resources, as well as make the democratic process more accessible to those most affected.

Clean Water Fund's programs build on and complement those of Clean Water Action (CWA), a national 501(c)(4) organization with more than 1,200,000 members. The state chapter of CWA, (formerly known as the New Jersey Environmental Federation) consists of 150,000+ individual members, 75,000 email subscribers and 100 member groups. CWF has maintained a program presence in New Jersey since 1983 with offices in Montclair, Trenton, Belmar (now in Long Branch due to Hurricane Sandy), Marlton (now retired) and more recently Newark through its volunteer board, and network of experts, local leaders and collaborating organizations. The program staff consists of the State Director, Campaign Director, Communications and Marketing Manager, Environmental Justice/Newark Organizer, Healthy Schools/Healthy Towns/Green Energy Organizer and Community Outreach workers.

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