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Jeffrey Vega
Jeffrey Vega

We join everyone in mourning the passing of our beloved friend Jeffrey Vega, President of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, immediate past chair of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, and former board member and staff member at the New Jersey Center for Nonprofits.

Jeff was fiercely devoted to nonprofits, philanthropy, and the community.  When he took the helm at PACF, he was one of the few – if not the only – Latino leaders of a major philanthropic institution in New Jersey. He spearheaded a major transformation of the Foundation including its All Kids Thrive initiative to address chronic absenteeism in local schools; the many funds and programs that PACF administered and executed; and overseeing a fundamental shift in its approach to grantmaking and community partnerships. Read PACF’s announcement here.

Words cannot do justice to his impact and his long, deep, and enduring legacy. Our hearts go out to his family, the PACF board and staff team, his many friends and colleagues, and everyone he touched.

Thank you, Jeff. We will miss you.

Web briefing March 6!

THANKS  to all who completed the New Jersey Center for Nonprofits’ 2024 New Jersey Nonprofit Trends & Outlook Survey.

Your input will help promote a stronger nonprofit community for the people and causes we all serve, and provide a complete picture of:
  • how New Jersey nonprofits fared in 2023;
  • outlook for 2024;
  • partnerships between nonprofits and funders; and
  • other trends, challenges and achievements within the nonprofit community.

The Center will host a special web briefing on March 6 to share the findings and other trends in the nonprofit community.  The session is free, but registration is required.

More details and to register

The State of New Jersey Nonprofits: a Special Web Briefing Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 10AM ET

United States Senator Cory Booker’s inspirational message to the 2023 New Jersey Nonprofits Conference.

Why bigger-than-you-think nonprofit community needs your support


THANK YOU for a fantastic 2023 Annual Conference!

Quick Links

Center testifies at House Employee Retention Tax Credit Hearing

The Center's Linda Czipo testifying before the House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight on July 27, 2023. Sitting behind her are David Thompson and Jessica Mendieta of the National Council of Nonprofits.
The Center's Linda Czipo testified before the House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight on July 27, 2023. Sitting behind her are David Thompson and Jessica Mendieta of the National Council of Nonprofits.

On July 27, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing focusing on “The Employee Retention Tax Credit Experience: Confusion, Delays, and Fraud.” New Jersey Center for Nonprofits President and CEO Linda Czipo was invited by the Subcommittee to share nonprofits’ perspective about the ERTC. Linda was one of four witnesses at the hearing and the only representative of the charitable nonprofit community. (New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee.)  Read a hearing summary.

Report: New Jersey Nonprofits Trends and Outlook 2023

NJ Center for Nonprofits: The State of New Jersey's Nonprofit Community - March 16, 2023 - Generously supported by CLA. SobelCo team joined CLA (Clifton Larson Allen LLP) February 2023)

According to the New Jersey Center for Nonprofits’ 2023 Trends and Outlook report, Nonprofits have experienced improved circumstances compared to the worst of the pandemic, but economic concerns, resource scarcity, the ending of government relief programs and key federal charitable giving incentives, and ongoing racial inequities all affect their ability to address continually escalating community needs.

Read the press release

Read the full report

Watch the March 16 web briefing

New Jersey Nonprofits 2023: Trends and Outlook - generously supported by CLA (SobelCo team joined Clifton Larson Allen LLP February 2023)
Download the report

This year’s report is generously supported by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. The SobelCo team joined CLA in February 2023.

Our deep thanks to all the nonprofits that participated.

Doing Good Better

Doing Good Better, a partnership of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers and the New Jersey Center for Nonprofits, is a community of funders and nonprofits taking action against the power imbalances and racial inequities in philanthropy, nonprofits and government.

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New Jersey's Charitable Nonprofit Community


501(c)(3) organizations


Employees – nearly 10% of the private workforce in the state

$50 billion

Annual expenditures – much of it within the Garden State