First Round Grants 2018

 

  • American Repertory Ballet (New Brunswick, Middlesex County): $10,000 for general operating support to present classical and contemporary ballet and educational outreach programs in New Jersey. Program: Arts
  • Bay-Atlantic Symphony (Atlantic City, Atlantic County): $40,000 to support the presentation of classical and essential music in South Jersey through live performances and educational outreach programs. Program: Arts
  • Bayshore Center at Bivalve (Port Norris, Cumberland County): $55,000 for general operating support of environmental and cultural programming in and around the Delaware Bayshore through the A.J. Meerwald. Program: Environment
  • Camden City Garden Club (Camden, Camden County): $40,000 to support community gardening, urban greening and agriculture programs in Camden. Program: Environment
  • Carolyn Dorfman Dance  (Union, Union County): $40,000 to provide general operating support for Carolyn Dorfman Dance's 2018 season, including the implementation of artistic, education and marketing initiatives. Program: Arts
  • Centenary Stage Company (Hackettstown, Warren County): $20,000 to support theater, dance and music programming, annual Dance Fest, educational outreach and commission a new play "Turning." Program: Arts
  • Center for Community Arts (Cape May, Cape May County): $10,000 general operating support for community and educational programs in Cape May. Program: Arts
  • Center for Environmental Transformation (Camden, Camden County): $15,000 for general operating support for environmental education, urban agriculture, greening activities, and community engagement in the Waterfront South neighborhood of Camden. Program: Environment
  • Center for Non-Profit Corporations (Mercerville, Mercer County): $30,000 for general operating support of advocacy, public information, and educational activities for, and on behalf of, New Jersey's non-profit community. Program: Technical Assistance
  • City Green (Clifton, Passaic County): $50,000 for general operating support for urban farming, community gardening and greening efforts in northern New Jersey communities. Program: Environment
  • Cooper's Ferry Partnership (Camden, Camden County): $40,000 to support Camden SMART, a community driven, green infrastructure initiative to improve neighborhoods and address exposure and environmental impairment from combined sewer overflows in Camden. Program: Environment
  • Creative Capital Foundation (New York, Out of State County): $50,000 to bring career-building professional development opportunities to artists in New Jersey through a Blended Learning Program. Program: Arts
  • Dance New Jersey (Montclair, Essex County): $30,000 to increase organizational capacity, membership, programs/events and visibility throughout NJ, and diversify funding opportunities and the board. Program: Arts
  • Delaware Riverkeeper Network (Bristol, Out of State County): $45,000 to advance protection of the Delaware River's waters and watershed in New Jersey through science-driven advocacy, strategic communications, and watershed restoration programs. Program: Environment
  • Discovery Orchestra (Warren, Somerset County): $20,000 to support the teaching of music listening skills through interactive live and media programs, and connect participants with classical music. Program: Arts
  • Environmental Leadership Program (Greenbelt, Out of State County): $10,000 for project support to train New Jersey-based emerging environmental and social change leaders. Program: Technical Assistance
  • Foodshed Alliance (Blairstown, Warren County): $15,000 for general operating support to strengthen the local food system, increase access to healthy food, reduce food waste, and protect the environment in Northern New Jersey. Program: Environment
  • Frontline Arts (Branchburg, Somerset County): $15,000 to support capacity building, and increase service to artists and connect communities. Program: Arts
  • George Street Playhouse (New Brunswick, Middlesex County): $60,000 for general operating support for main stage theater productions and arts education programs. Program: Arts
  • Greater Newark Conservancy (Newark, Essex County): $65,000 for general operating support for education, community greening, job training and environmental justice programs in Newark, NJ. Program: Environment
  • Grounds For Sculpture (Hamilton, Mercer County): $15,000  to provide operating support for exhibitions and education programs. Arts
  • Grow it Green Morristown (Morristown, Morris County): $20,000 for general operating support to create sustainable farms and gardens that provide equal access to fresh, local food and educate communities through programs focused on healthy eating and environmental stewardship. Program: Morristown
  • Hunterdon Land Trust (Flemington, Hunterdon County): $30,000 for general operating support to protect the region's most important natural and cultural resources through land preservation, stewardship and community programs.  Program: Environment
  • Ironbound Community Corporation (Newark, Essex County): $70,000 to support environmental restoration, stewardship, urban greening programs, and environmental justice advocacy for a vibrant, sustainable, and resilient Ironbound neighborhood of Newark. Program: Environment
  • Isles (Trenton, Mercer County): $70,000 to support urban greening and agriculture programming, and community based food system planning in Trenton. Program: Environment
  • Land Conservancy of New Jersey (Boonton, Morris County): $40,000 for general operating support to preserve land and water resources, restore native landscapes, increase locally grown food accessibility and care for open spaces. Program: Environment
  • Mile Square Theatre (Hoboken, Hudson County): $10,000 for general operating support for productions, education programs, and operations. Program: Arts
  • Monmouth County Arts Council (Red Bank, Monmouth County): $30,000 for general operating support to increase awareness and involvement in the arts for positive community development. Program: Arts
  • Montclair Art Museum (Montclair, Essex County): $60,000 for general operating support for museum exhibitions, programming and educational outreach. Program: Arts
  • Morris Museum (Morristown, Morris County): $40,000 for general operating support for museum exhibitions, programming and educational outreach. Program: Arts
  • New Jersey Conservation Foundation (Far Hills, Somerset County): $100,000 for general operating support to preserve New Jersey's land and natural resources through advocacy, land acquisition, stewardship and education and to support the statewide land trust network. Program: Environment
  • New Jersey Future (Trenton, Mercer County): $11,000 to provide stipends to nonprofit members of the Jersey Water Works steering committee to attend the One Water conference in New Orleans, July 10-12, 2018. Program: Environment
  • New Jersey Future (Trenton, Mercer County): $300,000 for backbone support of Jersey Water Works, a statewide collaborative working to transform new Jersey's inadequate water infrastructure through sustainable, cost-effective solutions that provide communities with clean water and waterways. Program: Environment
  • New Jersey Highlands Coalition (Boonton, Morris County): $35,000 for general operating support of education, advocacy, and outreach programs to ensure implementation of the Highlands Regional Master Plan, and to promote protection and stewardship of the region's land and water resources. Program: Environment
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Newark, Essex County): $50,000 for support of Stage Exchange, Jersey (New) Moves!, and Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance. Program: Arts
  • New Jersey Repertory Company (Long Branch, Monmouth County): $65,000 to support six new plays, 20 readings, pilot programs at new facility, growth of capacity and administrative infrastructure. Program: Arts
  • New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (Mahwah, Bergen County): $20,000 to connect the people of New Jersey with nature, engage volunteers, protect open space, and improve public access to trails.  Program: Environment
  • Nimbus Dance Works (Jersey City, Hudson County): $25,000 for general operating support for professional dance performances, arts education initiatives, and community engagement. Program: Arts
  • NY/NJ Baykeeper (Matawan, Monmouth County): $80,000 for general operating support to protect, preserve, and restore the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary. Program: Environment
  • Paper Mill Playhouse (Millburn, Essex County): $45,000 to support theater productions, new work, artists and youth education programs. Program: Arts
  • Perkins Center for the Arts (Moorestown, Burlington County): $40,000 for general operating support for arts experiences and programs in South Jersey. Program: Arts
  • Peters Valley School of Craft (Layton, Sussex County): $65,000 for general operating support to continue enriching lives through the learning, practice and appreciation of fine craft. Program: Arts
  • Raritan Headwaters Association (Gladstone, Somerset County): $20,000 for general operating support to protect clean water in the North and South Branch regions of the Raritan River. Program: Environment
  • Rowan University (Glassboro, Gloucester County): $65,000 to support maintenance and expansion of the New Jersey Municipal Asset Profiler web mapping portal to support environmental decision making, the Conservation Blueprint, and facilitate connections between NJ residents and the environment. Program: Environment
  • Roxey Ballet Company (Lambertville, Hunterdon County): $22,500 for general operating support to expand audiences, programs and educational outreach in New Jersey. Program: Arts
  • South Orange Performing Arts Center (South Orange, Essex County): $15,000 to support and showcase the work of New Jersey choreographers and their companies, and build local and regional dance audiences. Program: Arts
  • Student Conservation Association, Inc. (Arlington, Va.): $50,000 to support the NJ Park and Watershed Conservation Stewardship Program, connecting local high school youth to communities to enhance, restore, and increase accessibility to public lands in New Jersey. Program: Environment
  • Symphony in C (Collingswood, Camden County): $45,000 for general operating support of professional development internship program and Music Matters! education outreach programs. Program: Arts
  • Trilogy: An Opera Company (Newark, Essex County): $10,000 for general operating support for the 15th anniversary season developing black composers and musicians, and presenting their work. Program: Arts
  • Trust for Public Land (Morristown, Morris County): $125,000 for general operating support to advance greener communities and expand public access to open space and parks in New Jersey through land conservation and urban park development. Program: Environment
  • Two River Theater Company (Red Bank, Monmouth County): $40,000 for general operating support to create and produce American theater, and cultivate audiences. Program: Arts
  • Valley Arts (Orange, Essex County): $25,000 to strengthen programs, enhance coalitions and expand programs for youth and local entrepreneurs using an arts-based, community development model. Program: Arts
  • Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (Summit, Union County): $10,000 for general operating support to provide visual arts exhibitions and programming. Program: Arts
  • Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (Millville, Cumberland County): $65,000 to support programs that engage artists and audiences to explore creativity and multidisciplinary arts in South Jersey. Program: Arts
  • Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (Princeton, Mercer County): $309,500 for continued support of the New Jersey Teacher Fellowship Program which works to improve teacher preparation programs and recruit STEM teachers for high-need schools in New Jersey. Program: Education
  • Writers Theatre of New Jersey (Madison, Morris County): $20,000 for general operating support for New Jersey playwrights and education activities. Program: Arts