Dodge First Round and COVID-19 Response Grants

The Board approved more than $3 million in grants to support nonprofit organizations in Dodge’s arts, education, environment, informed communities, and other program areas. The grants include 36 totaling $1,060,000 in Arts, 12 totaling $387,500 in Education, 23 in $1,055,000 in Environment, three in $125,000 in Informed Communities, and nine totaling $360,000 in other areas.

  • American Repertory Ballet (New Brunswick, Middlesex County): $10,000 in general operating support. American Repertory Ballet’s mission is to celebrate the joy, beauty, and artistry of classical and contemporary dance. Program Area: Arts
  • Appel Farm Arts and Music Center (Elmer, Salem County): $25,000 in general operating support. Appel Farm Arts & Music Center provides people of all ages, cultures, and economic backgrounds with a supportive, cooperative environment in which to explore the fine and performing arts. Program Area: Education
  • Art Pride New Jersey Foundation (Burlington, Burlington County): $25,000 in general operating support and a $10,000 systems impact grant to respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Art Pride New Jersey advances, promotes, and advocates for the arts as essential to the quality of life of every citizen and to the economic vitality of our state. ArtPride serves nearly 200 arts institutions and is the largest arts service organization in the state. Program Area: Arts, COVID-19 Response
  • Arts Ed Newark (Newark, Essex County): $30,000 in general operating support for Arts Ed Newark and $10,000 systems impact grant to respond to the needs of the Newark arts education community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Arts Ed Newark is a strategic alliance of 50-plus arts education stakeholders, including artists, arts and cultural organizations, youth and community development entities, businesses, funders, state and local government agencies, and public, charter, and private schools. Program Area: Education, COVID-19 Response
  • Arts for Kids Inc. (West Orange, County): $2,496 in general operating support for Dance Therapy at Newark Symphony Hall. Arts For Kids’ mission is to contribute to the overall success of each individual through meaningful learning opportunities in the arts, regardless of age, economic status, and developmental and/or physical disabilities. Program Area: Arts
  • Arts Horizons (Englewood, Bergen County): $5,000 in general operating support. Arts Horizons’ mission is to enhance the lives of people of all ages and abilities by creating equitable opportunities to engage in the arts. Program Area: Education
  • Artworks (Trenton, Mercer County): $40,000 in general operating support and $5,000 in rapid response to help Artworks stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of communities during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Artworks, Trenton’s downtown visual arts center, promotes artistic diversity by fostering creativity, learning, and appreciation of the arts. Program Area: Arts, COVID-19 Response
  • Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (Mendham, Morris County): $10,000 systems impact grant to respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Bay-Atlantic Symphony (Atlantic City, Atlantic County): $40,000 in general operating support. Bay Atlantic Symphony is a performance and an education organization with its artistic vision driven by the philosophy that music is essential to life. Program Area: Arts
  • Bayshore Center at Bivalve (Port Norris, Cumberland County): $55,000 in general operating support and $5,000 in rapid response to help Bayshore Center stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of communities during the COVID-19 public health crisis. The Bayshore Center at Bivalve advances the understanding of the human impact on New Jersey’s aquatic environment through education, advocacy, and programming. Program Area: Environment, COVID-19 Response
  • Camden City Garden Club (Camden, Camden County): $40,000 in general operating support and $5,000 in rapid response to help Camden City Garden Club stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of communities during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Camden City Garden Club is a valuable center for learning and community, as well as  a leading resource enabling access to healthy, high quality, safe and affordable food. Program Area: Education, COVID-19 Response
  • Camden Repertory Theater Community Development Group (Camden, Camden County): $5,000 in rapid response to help Camden Repertory Theater stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of communities during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Camden Repertory Theater’s produces work that tells the truth no matter how painful or embarrassing and trains the next generation of theater artists. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Cape May Stage (Cape May, County): $5,000 in rapid response to help Cape May Stage stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of communities during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Cape May Stage’s mission is to produce compelling impactful theatre that engages audiences to enrich their lives. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Carolyn Dorfman Dance (Union, Union County): $40,000 in general operating support. Carolyn Dorfman Dance connects life and dance in bold, athletic, and dramatic works by Carolyn Dorfman and nationally renowned choreographers. Program Area: Arts
  • Centenary Stage Company (Hackettstown, Warren County): $20,000 in general operating support. Program Area: Arts
  • Center for Community Arts (Cape May, Cape May County): $10,000 in general operating support and $5,000 to help Center for Community Arts stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of communities during the COVID-19 public health crisis. The Center for Community Arts is a multicultural education organization whose arts and humanities programs foster creativity, community building, and appreciation for the rich diversity of our world. Program Area: Arts
  • Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University (Montclair, Essex County): $50,000 in general operating support and $25,000 systems impact grant to respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis, including emergency equipment grants for journalists and story translation. The Center for Cooperative Media’s mission is to grow and strengthen local journalism, and in doing so, serve New Jersey residents. Program Area: Informed Communities, COVID-19 Response
  • Center for Environmental Transformation (Camden, Camden County): $20,000 in general operating support and $5,000 in rapid response to help Center for Environmental Transformation stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of communities during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Program Area: Environment, COVID-19 Response
  • Center for Non-Profit Corporations (Mercerville, Mercer County): $40,000 in general operating support, which includes an additional $10,000 for COVID-19 support. The Center for Non-Profits, New Jersey’s state association of non-profits, provides non-profits with knowledge, insights and tools so they can pursue their missions more effectively through advocacy, management assistance and cost-saving programs. Program Area: Technical Assistance
  • Chalkbeat (New York, New York): $10,000 in rapid response to help Chalkbeat Newark stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the Newark community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Chalkbeat is a nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • City Green (Clifton, Passaic County): $50,000 in general operating support and $5,000 in rapid response to help City Green stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. City Green is an urban farming and gardening organization based in Clifton working to revitalize urban areas through agriculture and educational programming. Program Area: Environment, COVID-19 Response
  • Clean Water Fund (Long Branch, Monmouth County): $65,000 in general operating support and $10,000 in rapid response to help Clean Water Fund stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Clean Water Fund's mission is to develop strong grassroots environmental leadership and to bring together diverse constituencies to work cooperatively for changes that improve their lives, focused on health, consumer, environmental and community problems. Program Area: Environment, COVID-19 Response
  • coLAB Arts Inc (New Brunswick, Middlesex County): $5,000 in rapid response to help coLAB Arts stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. coLAB Arts engages artists, social advocates, and communities to create transformative new work. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Conservatory of Music and Performing Arts Society (Trenton, Mercer County): $5,000 in rapid response to help COMPAS stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. grant. Conservatory Of Music and Performing Arts Society is a network of artists, art and cultural organizations, and businesses dedicated to offering area residents an array of cultural and performing arts experiences that heighten the quality of youth development, adult and senior programming, and that contribute to the revitalization of the City of Trenton.  Additionally COMPAS serves as the backbone organization for the Arts for Any Given Child Trenton program. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Cooper's Ferry Partnership (Camden, Camden County): $50,000 in general operating support. Cooper’s Ferry Partnership is dedicated to planning and implementing high-quality urban redevelopment projects to revitalize the City of Camden, including community and stakeholder engagement to advance equity and inclusion in water management and environmental planning. Program Area: Environment
  • Council of New Jersey Grantmakers (Trenton, Mercer County): $20,000 in project support for the Newark Philanthropic Liasion. Program Area: Public Policy
  • COVID-19 Response Fund at Princeton Area Community Foundation (Lawrenceville, County): $75,000    to support for Trenton Program Area: Pooled Fund
  • Creative New Jersey (Morristown, Morris County): $10,000 systems impact grant to help Creative New Jersey respond to the needs of its communities during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Dance New Jersey (Sewaren, Middlesex County): $30,000 in general operating support. Dance New Jersey is a service organization committed to advocating the excellence of dance and dance education in the state. Program Area: Arts
  • Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund at Dance Service New York City, Inc. (New York, County): $25,000 in support of New Jersey dancers through Dance NYC's Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Delaware Riverkeeper Network (Bristol, County): $45,000 in general operating support. Delaware Riverkeeper Network champions the rights of our communities for a Delaware River and tributary streams that are free-flowing, clean, healthy, and abundant with a diversity of life. Program Area: Environment
  • Discovery Orchestra (Summit, Essex County): $20,000 in general operating support. The Discovery Orchestra, a classical music-focused program, aims to make centuries-old pieces more accessible and approachable to people of all ages. Program Area: Arts
  • Eastern Environmental Law Center (Newark, Essex County): $65,000 in general operating support and a $10,000 systems impact grant to respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Eastern Environmental Law Center is a public-interest environmental law firm working on behalf of environmental and conservation organizations to protect communities, open space, wildlife, and the natural heritage and public health of the eastern United States for generations to come. Program Area: Environment, COVID-19 Response
  • Environmental Leadership Program (Greenbelt, S.C.): $10,000 in general operating support for New Jersey-based emerging environmental and social change leaders through the Eastern Regional Network Program. Environmental Leadership Program supports visionary, action-oriented, and diverse leadership for a just and sustainable future. Program Area: Technical Assistance
  • Foodshed Alliance (Blairstown, Warren County): $15,000 in general operating support and $10,000 to help Foodshed Alliance stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Foodshed Alliance works to strengthen sustainable farming, increase access to local, healthy food, and protect the environment for all members of our communities. Program Area: Environment, COVID-19 Response
  • Foundation for Educational Administration (Monroe Township, Middlesex County): $25,000 for support of Culturally Responsive Instruction/Arts Integration training for two cohorts of Grades Pre K-3 providers. FEA, founded to provide professional learning for the 8,800 members of the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association, promotes sustained professional growth, supports research-based practices, and enhances learning for teachers and leaders for the purpose of equity and continuous school improvement. Program Area: Education
  • Free Press (Florence, Mass.): $50,000 in general operating support for News Voices New Jersey. Free Press is a nonpartisan organization building a nationwide movement for media that serve the public interest. Through education, organizing and advocacy, they promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, and universal access to communications. Program Area: Informed Communities
  • Frontline Arts (Branchburg, Somerset County): $15,000 in general operating support. Frontline Arts connects and builds communities through socially engaging arts practices rooted in papermaking and printmaking. Program Area: Arts
  • Gallery Aferro (Newark, Essex County): $35,000 in general operating support and $5,000 in rapid response to help Gallery Aferro stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Program Area: Arts, COVID-19 Response
  • George Street Playhouse (New Brunswick, Middlesex County): $30,000 in general operating support. George Street Playhouse’s mission is to enrich people’s lives by producing world-class theatre. Program Area: Arts
  • GlassRoots, Inc. (Newark, Essex County): $5,000 in rapid response to help GlassRoots stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Program Area: Education
  • Greater Newark Conservancy (Newark, Essex County): $65,000 in general operating support and $5,000 in rapid response to help Greater Newark Conservancy stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Greater Newark Conservancy promotes environmental stewardship to improve the quality of life in New Jersey’s urban communities. Program Area: Environment, COVID-19 Response
  • Grounds For Sculpture (Hamilton, Mercer County): $15,000 in general operating support. Grounds for Sculpture is a museum, sculpture garden, and arboretum where art and nature are always at play. Program Area: Arts
  • Grow it Green Morristown (Morristown, Morris County): $20,000 in general operating support. Grow it Green Morristown creates sustainable farms and gardens, and educates communities on healthy eating and environmental stewardship. Program Area: Morristown
  • Hackensack Riverkeeper (Hackensack, Hudson County): $55,000 in general operating support. Hackensack Riverkeeper defends the Public Trust resources of the Hackensack River Watershed through a fourfold strategy of environmental action, advocacy, education and litigation. Program Area: Environment
  • Hunterdon Land Trust (Flemington, Hunterdon County): $30,000 in general operating support. Hunterdon Land Trust preserves the integrity of the rural landscapes in the Hunterdon County region by protecting and enhancing natural resources, and the cultural landscape of the historic Dvoor Farm, for public enjoyment and education. Program Area: Environment
  • Institute of Music for Children (Elizabeth, Union County): $35,000 in general operating support and $10,000 in rapid response to help the Institute of Music for Children stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Program Area: Education, COVID-19 Response
  • Ironbound Community Corporation (Newark, Essex County): $75,000 in general operating support and $10,000 in rapid response to help Ironbound Community Corp stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Ironbound Community Corporation’s mission is to engage and empower individuals, families, and groups in realizing their aspirations and, together, work to create a just, vibrant, and sustainable community. Program Area: Environment, COVID-19 Response
  • Isles (Trenton, Mercer County): $70,000 in general operating support and $10,000 in rapid response to help Isles stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Isles is a community development and environmental organization based in Trenton with a mission to foster self-reliant families and healthy, sustainable communities, the organization designs and develops effective services that support this mission and share what we learn with others who can make a difference. Program: Environment, COVID-19 Response
  • Jazz House Kids (Montclair, Essex County): $5,000 in rapid response to help Jazz House Kids stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Land Conservancy of New Jersey (Boonton, Morris County): $40,000 in general operating support. Land Conservancy of New Jersey preserves land and water resources, conserves open space, and inspires and empowers individuals and communities to protect our natural land and environment. Program Area: Environment
  • Leadership Newark (Newark, Essex County): $5,000 systems impact grant to respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Leadership Newark’s mission is to be a catalyst to engage, empower, connect and improve the network of community and civic leaders as they each commit to build, strengthen, and serve for the common good. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (Newark, Essex County): $10,000 rapid response to help Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Luna Stage (West Orange, Essex County): $5,000 in rapid response to help Luna Stage stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Luna Stage is professional regional theatre dedicated to producing powerful new plays that inspire thought and action. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Movement Alliance Project (formerly Media Mobilizing Project (Philadelphia, Pa.): $10,000 in rapid response to help Movement Alliance Project stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Movement Alliance Project works with movements to communicate and organize to win, amplifying the voices of communities fighting for justice, equity and human rights. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Mile Square Theatre (Hoboken, Hudson County): $10,000 in general operating support. Mile Square Theatre’s mission is to enrich and engage the region through the production of professional theatre and innovative arts education. Program Area: Arts
  • Millville Development Corporation (Millville, Cumberland County): $30,000 in general operating support and $5,000 in rapid response to help Millville Development Corporation stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Millville Development Corp.’s mission is to advocate for the arts as a means of community and economic revitalization by advancing the Glasstown Arts District and center city neighborhood. Program Area: Arts, COVID-19 Response
  • Monmouth County Arts Council (Red Bank, Monmouth County): $30,000 in general operating support. Monmouth County Arts Council provides programs and services that support the practice, presence, and influence of the arts and of artists throughout Monmouth County. Program Area: Arts
  • Montclair Art Museum (Montclair, Essex County): $30,000 in general operating support. Montclair Art Museum’s mission is to inspire and engage people of all ages in their experience with art, including the rich inter-cultural and global connections throughout American history, and the continuing relevance of art to contemporary life. Program Area: Arts
  • Morris Museum (Morristown, Morris County): $40,000 in general operating support. The Morris Museum’s mission is to interpret the past and discover the future through art, sound, and motion. Program Area: Arts
  • Morristown Neighborhood House (Morristown, Morris County): $75,000 in general operating support and $10,000 in rapid response to help Morristown Neighborhood House stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Program Area: Morristown, COVID-19 Response
  • Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company (Fort Lee, Bergen County): $5,000 in rapid response to help Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s mission is to establish a world-class dance company that can bridge the gap of understanding between cultures. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • National Housing Institute/Shelterforce (Montclair, Essex County): $5,000 in rapid response to help Shelterforce stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Newark Arts Council (Newark, Essex County): $35,000 in general operating support and $5,000 in rapid response to help Newark Arts Council stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Newark Arts Council’s mission is powering the arts to transform lives. Program Area: Arts, COVID-19 Response
  • Newark Public Radio (Newark, County): $5,000 in rapid response in rapid response to help the Newark Public Radio/WBGO newsroom stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Newark School of the Arts (Newark, Essex County): $5,000 in rapid response to help Newark School of the Arts stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Newark Trust for Education (Newark, Essex County): $10,000 systems impact grant to respond to the needs of the Newark youth and families  during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • New City Kids (Jersey City, Hudson County): $20,000 in general operating support and $5,000 in rapid response to help New City Kids stabilize Jersey City and Paterson operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Program Area: Education
  • New Jersey Conservation Foundation (Far Hills, Somerset County): $25,000 in general operating support. New Jersey Conservation Foundation’s mission is to preserve land and natural resources throughout New Jersey for the benefit of all. Program Area: Environment
  • New Jersey Future (Trenton, Mercer County): $75,000 in project support for Jersey Water Works, a statewide collaborative working to transform New Jersey's water infrastructure for the benefit of all and to support implementation of an equity plan. Program Area: Environment
  • New Jersey Highlands Coalition (Boonton, Morris County): $35,000 in general operating support. New Jersey Highlands Coalition’s mission is to protect, enhance, and promote the vital water and other natural and cultural resources of the New Jersey Highlands to sustain current and future generations. Program Area: Environment
  • New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund at the Community Foundation of New Jersey (Morristown, Morris County): $300,000 to support the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Newark, Essex County): $25,000 in project support for New Jersey Arts: Stage Exchange and Jersey Moves! Dance Series. Program Area: Arts
  • New Jersey Policy Perspective, Inc. (Trenton, Mercer County): $50,000 in general operating support and $10,000 systems impact grant to respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. New Jersey Policy Perspective drives policy change to advance economic justice and prosperity for all New Jerseyans through evidence-based, independent research, analysis, and advocacy. Program Area: Informed Communities, COVID-19 Response
  • New Jersey Repertory Company (Long Branch, Monmouth County): $65,000 in general operating support. New Jersey Repertory Company’s mission is to develop and produce new plays and to make a lasting contribution to the American stage. Program Area: Arts
  • New Jersey Theatre Alliance (Morristown, Morris County): $5,000 systems impact grant to respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • New Jersey Tree Foundation, Inc. (Jackson, Ocean County): $35,000 in general operating support and $5,000 to help New Jersey Tree Foundation stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Program Area: Environment, COVID-19 Response
  • New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (Mahwah, Bergen County): $20,000 in project support for the Trail Conference's 2020 New Jersey Trails Program, connecting people with nature, engaging volunteers, protecting open space, and improving public access to trails. Program Area: Environment
  • Nimbus Dance Works (Jersey City, Hudson County): $35,000 in general operating support. Nimbus Dance bridges the gap between world-class performances and community engagement by presenting work that challenges, speaks to, and elevates the core beliefs of its diverse audience. Program Area: Arts
  • Nourish NJ (Morristown, Morris County): $30,000 in general operating support and $10,000 in rapid response to help Nourish NJ stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Nourish NJ creates lasting solutions to the problems of hunger, homelessness and poverty. We offer food, housing, work readiness, medical, social and educational services 365 days a year in a warm, safe and caring environment, free of charge, no questions asked. Program Area: Morristown, COVID-19 Response
  • NY/NJ Baykeeper (Matawan, Monmouth County): $80,000 in general operating support. NY/NJ Baykeeper’s mission is to protect, preserve and restore the ecological integrity and productivity of the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary. Program Area: Environment
  • Paper Mill Playhouse (Millburn, Essex County): $45,000 in general operating support. Paper Mill Playhouse’s mission is to enrich, entertain, and inspire our audience and our students as the nation’s premier musical theater. Program Area: Arts
  • Passage Theatre Company (Trenton, Mercer County): $5,000 in rapid response to help Passage Theatre Company stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Passage Theatre Company is committed to creating and producing socially relevant new plays and arts programming that deeply resonate with and reflect our community. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Paterson Alliance (Paterson, Passaic County): $40,000 in general operating support. Paterson Alliance’s mission is to unite nonprofit and community partners to create a vibrant Paterson. Program Area: Technical Assistance
  • Paterson Education Fund (Paterson, Passaic County): $60,000 in general operating support and $10,000 systems impact grant to respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. The Paterson Education Fund’s mission is to stimulate community action for change so that the Paterson Public Schools ensure that all Paterson children achieve high standards. Program Area: Education, COVID-19 Response
  • Perkins Center for the Arts (Moorestown, Burlington County): $40,000 in general operating support. Perkins Center for the Arts strives to enrich lives, inspire learning, collaboration, interdisciplinary and intercultural experiences through the arts with programs and services which include; a conservatory of music; visual and performing arts classes; exhibitions; concerts; artist-led school residency programs; a scholarship and fee-based camp for urban and suburban youth; folk life center; and community enrichment projects throughout South Jersey. Program Area: Arts
  • Peters Valley School of Craft (Layton, Sussex County): $65,000 in general operating support. Peters Valley School of Craft enriches lives through the learning, practice, and appreciation of fine crafts. Program Area: Arts
  • Pro Bono Partnership (Parsippany, Morris County): $25,000 in general operating support, including a $10,000 additional COVID-19 systems impact grant Pro Bono Partnership provides business and transactional legal services to nonprofit organizations serving the disadvantaged or enhancing the quality of life in neighborhoods in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Program Area: Technical Assistance
  • Raritan Headwaters Association (Gladstone, Somerset County): $20,000 in general operating support. Raritan Headwaters Association’s mission is protecting clean water in our rivers, our streams and our homes. Program Area: Environment
  • Roxey Ballet Company (Lambertville, Hunterdon County): $30,000 in general operating support. Roxey Ballet is a world-class, all-inclusive contemporary ballet company that uses dance to build community and cultural bridges. Program Area: Arts
  • Sharron Miller's Academy for the Performing Arts (Montclair, Essex County): $5,000 in rapid response to help Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Sharron Miller's Academy for the Performing Arts provides comprehensive, inclusive developmental training in dance and related theater arts to students at every stage of life. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Sister Cities Girlchoir (Philadelphia, Pa.): $35,000 in general operating support and $5,000 in rapid response to help Sister Cities Girlchoir stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Sister Cities Girlchoir builds communities of music makers that empower girls to occupy their unique advantage in transforming our world. Program Area: Education, COVID-19 Response
  • South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund at Community Foundation of South Jersey (Haddonfield, Camden County): $100,000 to support the Community Foundation of South Jersey's South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Stories of Atlantic City (Stockton University) (Galloway, Atlantic County): $5,000 in rapid response to help Stories of Atlantic City adapt programming and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Stories of Atlantic City is a collaborative project focused on telling restorative, untold stories about the city and its people. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Sustainable Jersey (Lawrenceville, Mercer County): $10,000 systems impact grant to respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Sustainable Jersey empowers New Jersey communities to build a better world for future generations with the tools, training and financial incentives necessary to pursue critical sustainability initiatives. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Symphony in C (Collingswood, Camden County): $45,000 in general operating support. Symphony in C provides the next generations of musicians and composers with experiences in performance and in engaging with the community, helping musicians to develop skills and experiences for professional success. Program Area: Arts
  • Teach for America (Newark, Essex County): $5,000 in rapid response to help Teach for America stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the Newark education community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Teach for America catalyzes leadership to make educational equity a reality. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Trenton Children's Chorus (Ewing, Mercer County): $5,000 in rapid response to help Trenton’s Children’s Chorus stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Trenton Children’s Chorus empowers the academic, social, and spiritual lives of children through artistry in music. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Trenton Music Makers (Trenton, Mercer County): $52,500 in general operating support and $5,000 in rapid response to help Trenton Music Makers stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Trenton Music Makers’ mission is to provide music instruction, and to support the powerful impact that music has on urban children’s lives. Program Area: Education
  • Trilogy: An Opera Company (Newark, Essex County): $12,500 in general operating support. Trilogy focuses on the works of black composers as well as works reflective of the black experience. Program Area: Arts
  • Trust for Public Land (Newark, Essex County): $25,000 in general operating support. Trust for Public Land’s mission is to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Program Area: Environment
  • Two River Theater Company (Red Bank, Monmouth County): $40,000 in general operating support. Two River Theater Company is a regional theater company producing plays and educational programs for audiences of central New Jersey. Program Area: Arts
  • Union City Music Project (Union City, Hudson County): $45,000 in general operating support and $5,000 in rapid response to help Union City Music Project stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Union City Music Project is a youth development non-profit organization that provides intensive, low-cost orchestral instruction, group lessons, private lessons, and regular performance opportunities to urban children in Hudson County. Program Area: Education, COVID-19 Response
  • United Way of Essex and West Hudson (Newark, Essex County): $100,000 to support the Covid 19 response in Newark, NJ. Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Urban League of Essex County (Newark, Essex County): $10,000 in rapid response to help Urban League of Essex County stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Urban League of Essex County is an organization of talented professionals, caring volunteers, and engaged trustees dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged residents throughout Essex County Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Valley Arts (Orange, Essex County): $35,000 in general operating support. Valley Arts’s mission is community through creativity and its priority is building community and economic opportunity for the people living and working in the Valley Arts District by creative means. Program Area: Arts
  • Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (Summit, County): $10,000 in general operating support. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey nurtures the capacity for personal expression, expands the creative experience, and fosters stronger communities by empowering people to see, make, and learn about art. Program Area: Arts
  • Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (Berkeley Heights, Union County): $45,000 in general operating support and $5,000 in rapid response to help Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts stabilize operations, adapt programming, and respond to the needs of the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Wharton Institute’s Mission is to provide the highest quality performing arts education to a wide range of students in a supportive and inclusive environment, where striving for personal excellence inspires and connects those we teach to the communities we serve. Program Area: Education, COVID-19 Response
  • Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (Millville, County): $65,000 in general operating support. Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center’s mission is to engage artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity through the interpretation of collections and exhibitions; education initiatives and culturally diverse public programs; residencies and other opportunities for artists.  Program Area: Arts
  • WHYY (Philadelphia, Pa.): $5,000 in rapid response to help adapt programming and respond to the needs of the Camden, Willingboro, and South Jersey community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. WHYY makes the Philadelphia region a better place, connecting each of us to the world richest ideas and all of us to each other through television, radio and other communication services.  Program Area: COVID-19 Response
  • Yendor Arts Inc. (Newark, Essex County): $25,000 in general operating support. Yendor Art’s mission is to foster hope and healing through access to arts-integrated and cross-cultural programs and performances. Program Area: Arts, Education