As the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2023, the organization looks forward to continuing its work to make communities more resilient. In response to northern New Jersey’s vulnerability to climate change, the Foundation plans to build resilient communities through Environmental Action in the region.
To build environmental resiliency, the NNJCF’s initiatives — Climate Action Mobilization Project (CAMP) and ArtsBergen — will also work together. The NNJCF’s CAMP plans to address Environmental Justice in the City of Hackensack. In addition, ArtsBergen seeks to increase awareness of flooding issues along the Hackensack River through the arts.
Environmental Justice in Hackensack
As one of only eight projects funded nationwide, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation intends to work with the City of Hackensack and also Greater Bergen Community Action to engage local residents in building Environmental Justice to address stormwater flooding through green infrastructure. Furthermore, through this collaboration, the NNJCF seeks to establish a community advisory board and conduct workshops with residents to address the environmental, structural, and historical causes of stormwater flooding. More details about these community events will be announced in 2023.
Now, you can help us implement this project. Accordingly, a donation of any size assists with the purchase of a range of products and services. For example, these include the following.
- $50 provides supplies for residents engaged in community planning meetings,
- $500 pays a stipend to an Environmental Justice Community Advisor, and
- $1,000 covers the implementation of a community wide planning event.
Climate Art on the Hackensack River
In this project, The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen initiative interweaves public art and climate change education to expand residents’ awareness and engagement. Furthermore, as one of only five projects selected statewide, the NNJCF collaborated with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts to choose a New Jersey artist, who will create a new interactive multi-media public art installation. More news about this trailblazing project will be announced in 2023.
To implement this project, the NNJCF needs your support now! Furthermore, a donation of any size is welcome.
- $20 gives ten community members access to the art installation,
- $100 affords art materials to design and create the installation, and
- $200 offers flooding mitigation information to 100 residents.
Join Us in 2023
Get involved in these projects. With your participation and support, we answer the question: “What can we do together that we can’t do alone?”. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-568-5608 to learn more about what you can do.
Support the NNJCF’s work in 2023 and make a financial contribution directly on the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s website. The NNJCF also welcomes donations by check. Make checks out to ‘The Northern NJ Community Foundation’. Send checks to the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, 1 University Plaza, Suite 128, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601. In addition, donations to the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation are tax-deductible, as permissible by law. We thank you for your support and engagement.