Meet the Grantees

Together, we aim to support, center, and connect the most effective, transformative efforts to address the root causes and repair structural racism in New Jersey—and at long last, become a just and equitable state.

Imagine a New Way Grantees

We began making Imagine a New Way grants in 2021 as a way to put actions to words. Learn more about the Imagine a New Way program in our President’s Message from June 2021.

  • City of Newark Guaranteed Income Pilot (Community Foundation of New Jersey) Newark, NJ

    The Newark Movement for Economic Equity (NMEE), is a two-year research study that will give a guaranteed income, or unconditional cash payments, to Newark residents, with a focus on those experiencing housing insecurity. The program will address the economic insecurity faced by Newark’s residents by providing $6,000 per year for two years. In partnership with Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI), the City of Newark joined 60 mayors across the U.S. who have pledged to launch pilots.

  • Institute for Citizens and Scholars Princeton, NJ

    The Institute for Citizens & Scholars, formerly the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, works to strengthen American education and rebuild a flourishing civil society to ensure that Americans everywhere are well-informed, productively engaged for the common good, and hopeful about democracy.

  • Ironbound Community Corporation Environmental Justice Team Newark, NJ

    Ironbound Community Corporation Environmental Justice Team works towards environmental justice for the Iron Bound Community in Newark, a historically immigrant community and currently home to more than 50,000 people, most of whom were born outside the United States and recently arrived from Central and South America. ICC is a longstanding anchor in the community organizing, advocating, planning, and developing efforts to work towards environmental justice.

  • Make the Road New Jersey Elizabeth, NJ

    Founded in November 2014, Make the Road New Jersey builds the power of immigrant, working-class & Latinx communities to achieve dignity and respect through community organizing, legal, policy innovation and transformative education. Make the Road New Jersey’s centers in Elizabeth and Passaic and hubs in Perth Amboy, Newark and Passaic are welcoming spaces for community organizing, leadership development and legal, health and educational services.

  • Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (Reinvent Stockton Foundation) Stockton, CA

    Mayors for a Guaranteed Income is a network of mayors advocating for a guaranteed income to ensure that all Americans have an income floor. This grant supports narrative change efforts that advance equity-focused policy change and the lived experiences of people experiencing economic insecurity in New Jersey.

  • New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice (NEO Philanthropy) Hackensack, NJ

    The New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice ensures that New Jersey’s immigrant communities are leaders in developing policies that impact their lives and the lives of all New Jersey residents.

  • Rising Tide Capital Inc. Jersey City, NJ

    Rising Tide Capital supports individuals in historically marginalized communities to start and grow successful businesses; to build communities through collaborations with other non-profits, higher education institutions, corporations, and public agencies; and to create a scalable program model with measurable impact that can be replicated in communities of need in New Jersey and across the U.S.

  • Wind of the Spirit Immigrant Resource Center Morristown, NJ

    Wind of the Spirit is an inter-faith-based organization that educates, organizes, and mobilizes immigrant communities and allies. Their work is centered on community needs and drives towards just and humane migration policies, human rights, and dignity for all people, along with promoting solidarity and a world of justice and peace.

Browse recent grant awards in our grants directory.

Momentum Fund Grantees

Launched in the fall of 2021, the Momentum Fund uses a new community-engaged process to select and fund ten emerging organizations employing innovative strategies to address root causes of structural racism in New Jersey. Each of ten organizations will receive unrestricted funding of $150,000 over three years along with other capacity-building support. We believe this runway of flexible funding will offer these organizations time, space to explore new approaches, and more freedom to self-determine the best course forward in their work.

  • Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas – CATA Glassboro, NJ

    CATA facilitates the leadership development of the farmworker and immigrant communities as they strive for better working and living conditions. They use community engagement and capacity building so workers are prepared to lead their own advocacy and organizing campaigns for justice.

  • Education & Training Institute, Inc (New Labor) New Brunswick, NJ

    New Labor educates, organizes, and fights for better work conditions and social justice in the workplace. With a base of around 4,000 members, New Labor organizes to empower its members and amplify their voices in the community, workplace, and political realm.

  • IDEA Institute for the Development of Education in the Arts Camden, NJ

    The Institute for the Development of Education in the Arts (IDEA) is as arts education and creative learning organization that connects underserved youth and their families to the life-affirming quality of the arts. Their work is about building more socially resourceful and vibrant communities by strengthening human potential through creativity, culture, and arts based learning.

  • New Jersey Resource Project West Creek, NJ

    Based primarily in South and Central New Jersey, the New Jersey Resource Project educates and connects community leaders and those directly impacted who have critical expertise to work together for solutions and to take action toward an economically just and resilient future.

  • Newark Community Street Team Newark, NJ

    Newark Community Street Team (NCST) is a resident-run organization whose mission is to reduce violence in the South Ward of Newark through a community-based strategy that does not rely on arrest and incarceration. NCST treats community violence as a public health issue by intervening in, preventing and treating violence.

  • Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. Newark, NJ

    Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. works to eradicate the normalcy of food deserts in historically underserved and underrepresented communities while building pathways to green jobs. Thier motto “Think Global, Act Local, that’s Glocal” drives the development of equitable programming in NJ and in the Dominican Republic.

  • Palestinian American Community Center Clifton, NJ

    PACC is strictly a non-political and non-religious organization whose mission is to sustain and strengthen ties to Palestinian heritage while empowering the success and well-being of the entire community.

  • South Ward Environmental Alliance (Clinton Hill Community Action) Newark, NJ

    The South Ward Environmental Alliance (SWEA) is a grassroots environmental justice organization with a goal to reduce air pollution and protect the health of residents in the Clinton Hill, Dayton Street, and Weequahic neighborhoods of the South Ward. SWEA’s motto is One Ward United for Environmental Justice.

  • The HUBB Arts & Trauma Center Newark, NJ

    The HUBB uses therapeutic arts and entertainment as a key outreach and engagement strategy to reach youth and support families. Their current facility includes a state-of-the-art recording studio, video production room, podcast radio station, and computer work areas, as well as group meeting spaces to support deep creativity and therapeutic and restorative groupwork (called “Circles”).

  • VietLead (Urban Affairs Coalition) Camden, NJ

    VietLead is a strong grassroots community organization based in Camden & Philadelphia, that is creating a vision and strategy for community self-determination, social justice, and cultural resilience. VietLead has been deeply embedded in Camden County organizing Southeast Asian, Black and Brown youth and community for six years through their urban agriculture, youth leadership, civic engagement, community defense and health & healing programs.