Our Mission

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) improves community life through its work in education, public health, and civic engagement. Central to its success is fostering collaboration among local governments, school districts, businesses, non-profits, and citizen groups. Our partners are building stronger communities in Northern New Jersey by answering the question, “What can we accomplish together that we cannot alone?”

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  • Education

    Promoting Quality Education and Lifelong Learning

    Working with schools and regional institutions of higher learning, the NNJCF develops programs that support students and teachers through professional training, curriculum development, and technical assistance. Other educational initiatives inform lay citizens about state, national, and global issues affecting their lives. read more

  • Public Health

    Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles

    The NNJCF identifies, develops and supports community-based projects that address ongoing challenges such as childhood obesity. Currently in development are initiatives to confront homelessness, affordable housing and area food shortages. read more

  • Civic Engagement

    Bringing Civic Leaders and Citizens Together

    By facilitating discussion among municipal officials, school administrators and citizens, the NNJCF encourages participation by citizens in civic affairs. Among many beneficial outcomes of this collaborative activity are strategies such as shared services, partnerships and consolidation that improve services at lower costs. read more

  • ArtsBergen



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    The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) recognizes that the arts are a catalyst for community development and sees untapped opportunity in Bergen County. To this end, NNJCF is spearheading ArtsBergen, a regional arts alliance, to work with various stakeholders – artists, arts organizations, businesses, municipal and community leaders – to raise the value of the arts as vital to a community’s cohesiveness and prosperity.  Learn more.


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    News


      • Northern NJ Community Foundation Collecting Laundry Products for Homeless Families

        The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative is collecting laundry products for homeless families. People attending the organization’s Connect the Dots program on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 are asked to bring laundry detergent and related products that will be distributed to homeless families and children serviced by the nonprofit agency Family Promise of read more »

         

      • Northern NJ Community Foundation to Spotlight Tactical Urbanism at ArtsBergen’s Connect the Dots

        The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen initiative will spotlight tactical urbanism at the fourth Connect the Dots networking event on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. The program will be held at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Giovatto Library, located at 1000 River Road in Teaneck, New Jersey, from 6:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. ArtsBergen, an initiative of the read more »

         

      • Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Grant to Fund for Armenian Relief

        The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s (NNJCF) Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund presented recently a grant of $1,000 to the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR). The NNJCF donor advised fund memorializes Andrea Tilbian Halejian and contributes to qualified charitable organizations she supported. “The Fund for Armenian Relief was chosen because Andrea supported the efforts of read more »

         

      • Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Grant to Help Children

        The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s (NNJCF) charitable fund, Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund, awarded the Center for Food Action (CFA) a grant of $1,000. The NNJCF donor advised fund memorializes Andrea Tilbian Halejian and contributes to qualified charitable organizations she supported. “CFA was chosen for this grant because Andrea volunteered her time to this read more »

         

      • Northern NJ Community Foundation Announces The Class of 1964 Ralph Gregg Memorial Scholarship Recipient

        The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s charitable fund, The Class of 1964 Ralph Gregg Memorial Scholarship Fund, announces Leonia High School senior Joseph Robinson was named the 2016 recipient. The NNJCF donor advised fund memorializes Leonia High School 1964 classmate Ralph Gregg. Robinson received the award on June 2 at the Leonia High School Senior read more »

         

      • Northern NJ Community Foundation Partners With Bergen Volunteer Center to Help Veterans

        The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation partnered recently with the Bergen Volunteer Center to address the needs of displaced and homeless veterans. At the Foundation’s ArtsBergen initiative’s third Connect the Dots networking event, artists, arts administrators, writers, business owners and community and municipal leaders throughout the region met at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center in read more »

         

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    Email: nnjcf@nnjcf.org
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    The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation
    1 Grand Avenue, Suite 3
    Englewood, NJ 07631