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Strengthening Philanthropy in Newark

Thursday, January 8, 2015

We are pleased to share Strengthening Philanthropy in Newark - Report to the Field 2013 – 2014 from the Office of the Newark Philanthropic Liaison. First established in 2007, the Liaison office represents one of the nation’s first formal partnerships between a city and the philanthropic community. The initiative began as a partnership between the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers in collaboration with then Mayor Cory A. Booker. We are proud this unique partnership continues with Mayor Ras Baraka and his new administration.

The report highlights a number of public-private partnerships guided by Liaison Jeremy Johnson. More than $50 million have been aligned and leveraged from public and philanthropic resources, supporting initiatives ranging from education to healthy homes to workforce development. The Office of the Newark Philanthropic Liaison is supported by: Bank of America, The Foundation for Newark’s Future, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Nicholson Foundation, The MCJ Amelior Foundation, The Prudential Foundation, Schumann Foundation for New Jersey, Turrell Fund, and Victoria Foundation.

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