The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation received a grant of $125,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as part of its $50 million effort to provide humanitarian aid to help some of the families and communities feeling the greatest strain under the COVID-19 health emergency. The NNJCF is also a not-for-profit organization based in Hackensack, New Jersey focusing on civic engagement, education, the environment, public health, and the arts.
COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund
The NNJCF’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund supports small local nonprofits in Bergen County encountering increased demand for services and supplies, while also confronting difficult financial choices about whom to serve and how. The fund also supports nonprofit organizations providing arts programs and services in Bergen County to build community engagement in a time of isolation.
“We are deeply gratified to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for contributing to our COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. The NNJCF is extremely concerned about and eager to assist those among us who, through work and family circumstances beyond their control, are suffering the most from this health emergency,” said Michael Shannon, President, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.
In mid-April, the NNJCF also plans to announce a request for proposals. This allows small nonprofit organizations to apply. Furthermore, these nonprofits serve vulnerable populations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Bergen County. In addition, the NNJCF is coordinating efforts with The Community Chest, a nonprofit serving eastern Bergen County. This collaboration maximizes the impact of limited resources throughout the area. Grants will not be awarded to individuals.
Make a Donation
The NNJCF invites the public to support the Fund with a donation. Individuals, businesses, and organizations may find additional information and contribute to the NNJCF’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund online. Contribute and make out checks to ‘The Northern NJ Community Foundation’. Enter ‘COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund’ in the memo line. Send donations to the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, 1 University Plaza, Suite 128, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601. Donations are tax-deductible, as permitted by law. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-568-5608.