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Release Date: October 31, 2016

Last year, New Jersey collected approximately $400 million in estate taxes. Starting in 2018, New Jersey will stop collecting estate taxes. So, what will come of that $400 million in unexpected wealth going forward?

Release Date: October 7, 2016

Our associates in Florida, the Florida Philanthropic Network have created a resource page on their website where they’ll be sharing updates on what’s happening in Florida and how philanthropy is responding.

Funding Area Disaster Response/Relief
Release Date: October 5, 2016

Officials from the Community Foundation of New Jersey, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Victoria Foundation joined Newark Public Schools on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Central Avenue School to announce and celebrate the creation of the Pi Chubb Newark Field Trip Fund, a $1 million dollar fund ensuring generations of Newark children don’t miss out on field trip opportunities. 

Topic Grantmaking Funding Area ChildrenEducational
Release Date: September 28, 2016

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey recently awarded 15 grants totaling $2.35 million to improve the health and wellness of underserved and vulnerable populations in greater Newark and surrounding low income NJ communities.

Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Health-General & Rehabilitative
Release Date: September 27, 2016

The I Am Trenton Community Foundation has awarded $10,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations serving across the city.

Topic Grantmaking Funding Area Trenton/Mercer County
Release Date: September 23, 2016

Last night, Chris Daggett of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Risa Lavazzo-Mourey of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Nina Stack, President of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers (CNJG), were named among of LeadNJ (LNJ)’s “30 Leaders for 30 Years” at its special anniversary gala.

Release Date: September 21, 2016

This article from the September 2016 Issue of CNJG Family Ties provdes insights and ideas about how to approach the work and focus of a family foundation.

Topic Grantmaking
Release Date: September 21, 2016

The Newark Trust for Education is pleased to announce that they have selected Ronald Chaluisán as their organization’s new Executive Director. 

Release Date: September 14, 2016

The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers 2nd biennial Investment Forum for Foundations and Endowments, set for Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at The Palace in Somerset, will feature an outstanding roster of leading investment professionals and expert practitioners who will share best practices for endowment management with leaders of private foundations and endowed charities in the Tri-State region.  The Investment Forum is the only conference in New Jersey focused on foundation and charity endowment stewardship. 

Release Date: September 13, 2016

After nearly 14 years at the helm, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, the first woman and the first African American to lead the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), announced today that she will step down once a successor is in place.