Armenian Relief Society of Eastern USA Awarded Grant

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation announces its Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund awarded a grant of $5,000 to the Armenian Relief Society of Eastern USA, Inc. (ARS) in Watertown, Massachusetts.  The grant supports the ARS’ Artsakh Relief project.

Andrea Tilbian Halejian

Andrea Tilbian Halejian

The Fund remembers Wyckoff, New Jersey resident Andrea Tilbian Halejian and contributes to qualified charitable organizations she supported. Since its inception, the NNJCF’s Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund has awarded grants to a range of organizations. These organizations include the Fund for Armenian Relief, the Center for Peace, Justice & Reconciliation (PJR) at Bergen Community College and the Center for Food Action. In addition, other grant recipients were Vitalant, Eva’s Village, Careers Through Culinary Arts, and LA Family Housing.

Andrea Tilbian Halejian, her family and many of their friends cared for Armenian efforts on local, national and international levels. The ARS, a non-profit, independent, non-sectarian and non-governmental organization (NGO), is also a member of the United Nations. In addition, the organization has affiliates in 27 different countries serving the social, educational, health, and welfare efforts of the Armenian people worldwide. Furthermore, the grant to ARS aids the organization’s goals and supports the Artsakh Relief project to address the growing humanitarian crisis in the Artsakh region.

NNJCF Philanthropic Services

For 24 years, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation has served northern New Jersey.  The NNJCF brings people and organizations together to address pressing issues and needs in the region. The Foundation also offers a comprehensive menu of philanthropic opportunities. Furthermore, the NNJCF provides donors with flexible, efficient, and tax-effective ways to ensure their charitable giving has maximum impact.  These include various types of funds, tax-saving annuities, and trust options.

“Through donor advised funds, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation provides contributors of all ages the opportunity to support issues they care about the most. This is a win-win situation.  The donor becomes an active participant in the distribution of particular grants.  In addition, communities receive the benefit of funds to meet needs and provide essential services. Funds can be established in any area of interest.  These include the arts, education, the environment, food security, and public health.  Furthermore, the areas of interest encompass youth development, animal welfare, and many others,” said Danielle De Laurentis, Associate Director, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.

The Foundation manages a range of funds representing donors’ various interests and concerns. Learn more about the NNJCF’s donor advised fund services on our website. For further information, contact or call 201-568-5608.

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