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 Dental Products for Underresourced Residents

        The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s Community Engagement Program is collecting dental products for Bergen County’s underresourced residents.  During January, the program is partnering with Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI), a nonprofit based in Hackensack, New Jersey providing healthcare to uninsured residents, to collect and provide dental products to underresourced residents in the county. According read more »

         

      • Spark Connections at Northern NJ Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen Networking Event

          The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen initiative kicks-off 2017 with a new Connect the Dots networking series.  The first event, Connect, Collaborate & Create, will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Student Union Building, the Rutherford Room, located at 1000 River Road in Teaneck, New Jersey, from 6:00 read more »

         

      • Northern NJ Community Foundation Celebrates Community Foundation Week and Helps Homeless Families

        The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation joined more than 780 community foundations across the United States from November 12 to 16, 2016 to celebrate Community Foundation Week.  For more than 25 years, the effort created in 1989 by former president George H.W. Bush has raised awareness about the important role these philanthropic organizations are involved read more »

         

      • 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 »

         

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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