Funding Opportunities

PLEASE NOTE: This page is being revamped as part of a longer term effort to redesign and update our website.  In the meantime, new opportunities are being posted below, but some past funding opportunities are left up on this page for reference. Many funders run on an annual cycle or will have other opportunities to explore. If you are a funder who would like to be included in the following list, please contact the Center directly.

Additional Links

New to grantseeking and funder research? See the resources offered by Candid. (the organization created from the merger of Guidestar and the Foundation Center). Offerings include on-demand training courses (many free) on fundraising and many other topics.  Also see their article, “How do I find grants for my nonprofit?” and their Introduction To Finding Grants Online training course.

Candid

Association of Fund Raising Professionals – NJ Chapter

Grant Professionals Association – NJ Chapter

State of NJ Nonprofit Information Center

NJ Government Grants

NJ State Library – Grant Information LibGuide

NJSTART.gov – State e-procurement portal

Grants.gov

Grant opportunities are listed in rough chronological order, depending on what time of year applications are typically due. Also see the general resources listed below and on the left for connections to other opportunities and learning.

Candid (formerly the Foundation Center)‘s Foundation Directory Online (FDO) can be accessed in person at several locations in New Jersey. Look up your nearest location using their Funding Information Network location tool.

The New Jersey State Library’s Funding Information Center also offers a wide array of information and resources.

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

Grantor: The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County 

Deadline: May 15, 2024

This year, The Chest’s grantmaking process focuses on a new set of priorities identified by our colleagues in leadership positions with local nonprofit agencies.

The priority areas are:

  1. Mental Health services
  2. Food Insecurity and Healthy Eating
  3. Home Care (Health Care Staffing and Services)    
  4. Educational Enhancement/College and Career Prep
  5. Racial Justice Education

Grants will be made only to nonprofits embracing The Community Chest’s core values–diversity, equity and inclusion are viewed as moral imperatives.  Funded organizations must not discriminate in service delivery or organizational structure based on race, gender, age, sexual identity or other personal characteristics.  Organizations that do not subscribe to these values are ineligible for funding.  

Application Requirements
All applicants must be designated a 501(c)(3) IRS nonprofit based in New Jersey and be in operation for more than two years.  They must provide services to people residing or working in The Community Chest’s service area in any of these 15 municipalities in eastern Bergen County, New Jersey: Alpine, Bergenfield, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan, Rockleigh or Tenafly.  Applicants must comply with The Chest’s Diversity Guidelines.

Please see additional information: https://thecommunitychestebc.org/apply-for-grants/

Grantor: Partners for Health Foundation

Deadline: July 22, 2024

Partners for Health in Montclair is now accepting Pre-Application Forms for its Fall 2024 Grants Cycle. The deadline to submit the form is Monday, July 22. Please refer to the Foundation’s funding guidelines and communities served to ensure your organization is eligible for funding before completing the form.

Partners for Health uses an online grants management system to administer our grant programs. Within the system, eligible organizations may submit applications for our General Operating or Project grants.

For all types of grants, applicants follow the same process. This process includes, but is not limited to, the following steps.

  1. Applicants complete a pre-application form through the website. Applicants that are invited to submit a proposal will be directed to the appropriate application through Foundant. Applicants are welcome to reach out to us while completing the application if they have any questions.
    • Note: A Letter of Intent (LOI) is not required.
  2. When an application is received, a Partners for Health staff member will review it for completeness, and contact the applicant to request any missing information.
  3. The application will then be reviewed by the Foundation’s Grants Committee. If an application is approved by the Grants Committee, it will be presented to the Foundation Board for final approval.
  4. If an application is rejected, you will receive a letter that may include details of the reasons why your request was not approved, and/or ways to improve this or other applications for the future.

Grantor: Community Food Funders

Deadline: June 28, 2024

The Community Food Funders Champions Award recognizes the organizations empowering food system change in our region. Each year the Award will:

  • Promote the work of an outstanding nonprofit that is working towards the transition of our food system to one that pursues a true triple bottom line: a system that honors and values people, the environment, and sustainable economic models
  • Present the awardee with a $10,000 grant to support their work

The awardee will be invited to:

  • Present their work to a group of funders and philanthropists at the Community Food Funders Annual Gathering 
  • Share quarterly updates on their work with the Community Food Funders network
  • Design a “Champion’s Briefing” sponsored by CFF on the content of their choosing
  • Join the committee that will select awardees the following year

Visit the website for more information and how to submit a nomination.

Grantor: PSEG Foundation

Deadline: June 30, 2024

The PSEG Foundation is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for its 10th consecutive year of the Neighborhood Partners Program.

The foundation said it is making a total of $1.2 million in grant funds available for eligible 501(c)(3) organizations, marking a 20% increase from last year’s $1 million. Grants ranging from approximately $500 to $15,000 will be awarded sometime from September to November.

This year’s theme is focused on organizations promoting environmental stability and social justice. Awardees will be selected based on demonstrated program effectiveness, depth, breadth and overall alignment with the PSEG Foundation strategic pillars: environmental sustainability, social justice, and equity and economic empowerment.

Visit the website for more information and how to apply.

Grantor: The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey

Deadline: September 13, 2024

As we celebrate The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey’s 20th Anniversary, we continue to grow, learn and evolve to ensure our members and all communities we serve achieve their best health. Over that time, we have proudly served as the philanthropic arm of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, and provided more than $75 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across the state.  

In 2024, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey (The Foundation) reimagined its “Creating” funding pillar—one of three “Caring—Connecting—Creating” grantmaking areas—to focus on the powerful role the arts can play in promoting better health. The arts can also be an effective tool for conveying health messaging and encouraging healthy behaviors within a community. With this new approach, we seek to support exciting new and innovative programs, as well as to better align The Foundation’s arts giving with the core mission of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey: empowering our members to achieve their best health.

The Foundation supports programs that provide opportunities to engage the communities we serve in prevention, education, and awareness. We are pleased to invite proposals from arts organizations that advance one or more of the following areas of focus:

  1. Directly encourages healthy behaviors—physical and/or mental
  2. Promotes greater dialogue on health—specifically the priority areas of obesity, behavioral health, or social determinants of health
  3. Educates, connects to, or raises awareness of available health services
  4. Makes health information more clear, memorable, and relevant to the community

Visit the website for the application and other information.

Should you have any questions, please contact your Senior Program Officer or email us at Foundation_Info@HorizonBlue.com.

Grantor: Mercer County & Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission

Deadline: July 1, 2024

Between April 1 – July 1, 2024, Mercer County art and history-based non-profit organizations have the opportunity to apply for funding through these grant programs administered by the Mercer County Division of Culture & Heritage (MCDC&H). All qualifying applications will be reviewed by an independent grant review panel composed of professionals in both the history and art fields. Awarded organizations will be notified by the end of 2024.

The LAP Grant Program is open to all Mercer County-based non-profit [certified as 501(c) (3) or 501(c) (4) agencies by the IRS] organizations that have been in operation and have been providing arts programming/services for at least two years. This State block-grant program, funded in large part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, provides essential support for the local arts community. The grants are intended to promote the growth and public accessibility of high quality, diverse, community arts organizations and projects.

The MCDC&H made the switch to a fully digital online grant portal with the intention of simplifying the application process. Non-profit organizations interested in applying to either/both the FY25 Local Arts Programs (LAP) Grant Program and the FY25 History Re-Grant Program may apply by creating an account.

For more information about Mercer County Culture & Heritage grant opportunities, visit https://www.mercercounty.org/departments/culture-and-heritage/grants-information or contact the MCDC&H at (609) 989-6418 or cjohnstone@mercercounty.org.

Grantor: New Jersey Cultural Trust

Deadline: August 15, 2024

The IFS Arts program addresses the financial and institutional challenges that threaten nonprofit arts organizations’ stability and helps them build greater operational capacity to manage and advance their work. 

On July 11, 2024, applications will open for the Cultural Trust’s FY25 Institutional and Financial Stabilization Grants for Arts Organizations (IFS Arts) program.

*Apply for qualification by June 24, 2024.*

In order to be eligible to apply for an IFS Arts grant or any Cultural Trust program, organizations must first be designated qualified by the Cultural Trust.

To check whether your organization is already qualified and when your qualification status will expire, review the list of actively qualified organizations on the Cultural Trust website’s Grant Opportunities page.

Applications must be postmarked no later than June 24, 2024 in order to be received and processed in time for consideration at the Cultural Trust Board’s July 2024 meeting.

The qualification application is available on the Cultural Trust’s Grant Opportunities page.

 

Join the Cultural Trust for an optional live Zoom workshop to learn more about qualification and how to apply. Staff will be happy to answer your questions! Upcoming workshop dates:

Tuesday, May 21 at 3 PM — Register here

Grantor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline: June 3, 2024 (3 p.m. ET)   

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize honors the work of communities that are at the forefront of addressing structural racism and other injustices to advance health, opportunity, and equity for all. Since its launch in 2013, the Prize has recognized more than 60 communities across the country, inspiring change and highlighting community-led solutions that show us that a more just and equitable world is possible.

Partnership within communities is at the heart of the Prize. This call for applications will enable us to select up to 10 communities to receive the Prize. To be eligible, applications should represent a partnership of multiple unique organizations whose collaboration predates the Prize application. We recognize the collective work of communities whose efforts show us that improving health and equity is possible.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria

The Prize is awarded to place-based communities. Eligible applicants must represent one of the following:

  • Whole city, town, village, borough, or other municipality with a publicly elected governing body
  • County or parish
  • Federally recognized tribal nations, state-designated American Indian reservation or other Indigenous communities that reside on contiguous land
  • Native Hawaiian organization serving and representing the interests of Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders in Hawaii
  • Communities within U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico
  • Region, defined as geographically contiguous municipalities, counties, and/or reservations
Key Dates & Deadlines

April 3, 2024 (2 p.m. ET)   
Optional applicant webinar. Registration is available through this link. A recording of the webinar will be available on the RWJF website for those not able to attend the live session.

June 3, 2024 (3 p.m. ET)   
Deadline for all applications. Please direct any technological inquiries to HRiA at least 24 hours in advance of the deadline.

Visit the website for more information and how to apply.

Grantor: Horizon Foundation for New Jersey

Deadline: September 13, 2024

As we celebrate The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey’s 20th Anniversary, we continue to grow, learn and evolve to ensure our members and all communities we serve achieve their best health. Over that time, we have proudly served as the philanthropic arm of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, and provided more than $75 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across the state.   

Over the last twelve months, we have conducted an environmental scan, research and outreach to gain insight and assess opportunities to refine our arts portfolio. The Foundation team has been pleased with our steady progress and findings. We are now in a position to announce important changes to our grantmaking strategy for the “Creating Pillar,” which will promote and drive the intersection of the arts and community health.   

On June 3, the reimagined arts pillar will officially launch with a Request for Proposals open to all New Jersey nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. The Foundation’s new arts focus aims to encourage healthy behaviors, increase health education and raise awareness on health issues.

The on-line application and other information will be available on June 3 by visiting: https://www.horizonblue.com/foundation/what-we-fund

Key dates:

  • June 3, 2024                       Request For Proposals released
  • September 13, 2024           Applications due
  • November 19, 2024            Grants approved
  • January 1, 2025                  Grant period starts
  • December 31, 2025            Grant period ends

Should you have any questions, please contact your Senior Program Officer or email us at Foundation_Info@HorizonBlue.com

Grantor: Office of Faith Based Initiatives 

Deadline: various

The Office of Faith Based Initiatives, part of New Jersey’s Department of State, offers several programs to support, develop and strengthen New Jersey nonprofits.

For more information about OFBI grants and opportunities, see the program page.

Grantor: Citizens Bank

Deadline: February 23, 2024

Citizens Champions in Action program supports nonprofits that address the needs of diverse communities. The programs provides financial, promotional and volunteer support to nonprofits in seven key markets twice annually.

The June- December program area of concern is Digital Upskilling and will support a nonprofits efforts to prepare students and workers for in-demand digital and technology jobs. 

Open to nonprofits in New Jersey and other selected areas. Organization should have a total operating budget of $250,000- 5 million. Organizations previously honored as Champions may reapply after 5 years have lapsed.

For more information, see the program website.

Grantor: Impact100 Essex

Deadline: TBA; letters of interest will likely be solicited in fall 2024

Impact100 Essex is a giving circle founded and funded by women in Essex County.

Our mission is to engage women in collective giving, to provide transformative grants to organizations that serve underrepresented communities in Essex County, NJ, and to spur local non-profits to dream big – and succeed! 

Each year, Impact100 Essex awards a grant of $100,000 to support an important, innovative project managed by a local non-profit organization addressing the needs of historically underrepresented communities.

For more information, see the program page.

Grantor: RSI Foundation

Deadline: June 3-July 22, 2024

Created from the merger between Columbia Bank and RSI Bank in 2022, the RSI Foundation’s purpose is to continue the tradition of community giving that was critical to RSI Bank.

RSI Foundation works together with Columbia Bank, Columbia Bank Foundation, community organizations and other charitable foundations to make a difference in the communities formerly served by RSI Bank.

More information will be provided on the RSI Foundation program page

Grantor: PSEG Foundation

Deadline: rolling

For more information on how the PSEG Foundation supports nonprofits, see the program page.

Grantor: Whole Kids Foundation

Range: varies

For full information, see the program page.

Grantor: National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Public Programs 

Range: TBD

Deadline: June 2024

Information on the 2024 program is under development. For the latest information, please see the program page.

GrantorAlfred N. Sazari Family Foundation

Range: up to $10,000

Deadline: August 31, 2024

We support grants for patient care and Parkinson’s disease, education programs, services and programs which help disadvantaged populations, and organizations which help women and children in need.  We only support organizations in Northern New Jersey.

See program page for full details.

Grantor: F.M. Kirby Foundation

Range: varies
 
Deadline: rolling
 

The F. M. Kirby Foundation donates to organizations within 8 major funding program areas, listed below with brief descriptions:

Arts, Culture, & Humanities- Funding in Arts, Culture, and Humanities includes performing arts centers and programs, cultural community arts development, historical and educational museums, and fine art museums.

Education- The Foundation’s Educational interests include family alma mater support, equitable educational access, school choice, special education and educational support services, civics and history education, and programs fostering entrepreneurship.

Environment & Animals- Areas of interest in Environment and Animals include land conservation and stewardship, environmental law/advocacy organizations, and environmental community development.

Health- Cancer research, neuroscience and neurodegenerative disease research, Type I Diabetes research, and general biomedical research are all included in Foundational research interests. Also included in Health funding is support for medical centers in geographic areas of interest.

Human Services- Support in Human Services includes emergency and disaster services, child protection and domestic violence support, homeless services, food pantries, housing assistance programs, drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, mental health services, adoption, health services, cancer support services, youth and family development programs, physical and cognitive disability services, veteran affairs, and community development.

Public Affairs & Society Benefit- Public policy areas of interest include higher education reform, drug and alcohol prevention policy, sexuality and reproductive health and rights, democratic capitalism, free enterprise think tanks, individual rights and free speech policy, immigration reform, and public news media support.

Religion- The F. M. Kirby Foundation provides support for select religious organizations and churches that are of familial special interest.

Mutual Membership Benefit- The F. M. Kirby Foundation belongs to several membership organizations that serve the non-profit and philanthropic sector

Regions of interest in NJ: Morris County and statewide organizations

For more details, see the program page.

Grantor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Range: varies
 
Deadline: rolling
 

Evidence for Action: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity

Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health, with an explicit emphasis on advancing racial equity. We recognize that achieving racial equity is not possible without a focus on the foundational and structural drivers of health, often referred to as the social determinants of health (e.g., housing, education, built environment, economic opportunity, law enforcement, and others). Therefore, we partner with researchers, practitioners, community leaders, advocates, and policymakers to develop evidence about what works to dismantle or remedy unjust systems and practices and produce more equitable outcomes for people and communities of color. 

Evidence for Action prioritizes research to evaluate specific interventions (e.g., policies, programs, practices) that have the potential to counteract the harms of structural and systemic racism and improve health, well-being, and equity outcomes. We are concerned both with the direct impacts of structural racism on the health and well-being of people and communities of color (e.g., Black, Latina/o/x, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander people, and other races and ethnicities)—as well as the ways in which racism intersects with other forms of marginalization, such as having low income, being an immigrant, having a disability, or identifying as LGBTQ+ or a gender minority.

This funding is focused on studies about upstream causes of health inequities, such as the systems, structures, laws, policies, norms, and practices that determine the distribution of resources and opportunities, which in turn influence individuals’ options and behaviors. Research should center on the needs and experiences of communities exhibiting the greatest health burdens and be motivated by real-world priorities. It should be able to inform a specific course of action and/or establish beneficial practices, not stop at characterizing or documenting the extent of a problem.

E4A seeks grantees who are deeply committed to conducting rigorous and equitable research and ensuring that their findings are actionable in the real world. In addition to research funding, RWJF also supports grantees with stakeholder engagement, dissemination of findings, and other activities that can enhance their projects’ potential to “move the needle” on health and racial equity. Only through intentional and collaborative efforts to disrupt racism and translate research to action can we hope to build a more just and equitable society and a Culture of Health.

For additional information, see the program page.

GrantorThe Horizon Foundation for New Jersey

Range: $10- 50,000

Deadline: May 1, 2024 is next of four cyclical deadlines

The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey is committed to keeping New Jersey healthy by collaborating with community-based organizations across the state. We work alongside our partners to improve quality of life so everyone in New Jersey has the opportunity to live a healthy, more fulfilling life.

There are multiple kinds of grants, so please visit the program page

GrantorColumbia Bank Foundation

Range: $5000 and up

Deadline: rolling

The Columbia Bank Foundation is committed to serving the needs of its local communities. The Foundation actively seeks and focuses on innovative programs that provide a measurable impact in the communities that it serves.

Charitable contributions from the Foundation will be granted in the following major areas:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Community investment and economic development
  • Financial literacy and education
  • Health and human services
  • Food insecurity
  • Environmental sustainability
  • The Arts

For complete information, see the program guidelines

GrantorCornell-Douglas Foundation

Range: $15,000- $50,000

Deadline: rolling

We believe that the organizations to which we give recognize critical needs of communities, seek to minimize risks to the natural world, and believe that each generation should feel a sense of pride in how they hand the baton of environmental health and well-being to future generations.

These organizations not only share our mission, but also fulfill it by their extraordinary work.

Areas of focus: Environmental Health and Justice; Land Conservation; Mountaintop Removal Mining; Sustainability of Resources; Watershed Protection; Financial Literacy for Elementary and High School Students (This grant is considered only for established programs and not new initiatives)

For more information, see the application page

Grantor:  New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC) Southern NJ Loan program

Range: $10,000-75,000
Deadlines
: Rolling Basis

THRIVE South Jersey offers no-cost Garden State Relief Fund loans to small businesses and low-cost loans to nonprofits located in the THRIVE South Jersey market area (Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem and western Atlantic counties) impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

More Information  

GrantorOceanFirst Foundation

Range: Up to $5,000 Good Neighbor Grants and $5,000+ Major Grants

Deadline: March for grants larger than $5,000, otherwise on a rolling basis

Since its founding in 1902, OceanFirst Bank has built a solid reputation and legacy as a good neighbor and responsible corporate citizen. The Bank’s strong commitment to helping families, organizations, schools and communities throughout central and southern New Jersey meet their financial needs has spanned several generations reaching new heights in 1996 with the creation of OceanFirst Foundation.

More Information

 

GrantorNew Jersey Council on Humanities Action and Incubation Grants

Range: $1,000 – $20,000
Deadlines
: cycle generally begins in spring

New Jersey Council on Humanities (NJCH) grants fund the development of meaningful humanities projects for New Jersey audiences. These projects demonstrate an awareness of the needs and interests of your audience and offer an opportunity for community members to explore our shared history, culture, values, and beliefs. NJCH welcomes applications from libraries, museums, educational institutions, social service organizations, historical societies, cultural organizations, and other community organizations. Larger organizations, such as colleges and universities, will need to demonstrate meaningful public engagement beyond the confines of the institution to have a competitive proposal.

Action Grants ($2,000 – $20,000) – Awarded once per year, Action Grants support the implementation of new projects or expand existing programs. The most competitive applications describe audience needs and propose ways to address them through the humanities.

For additional information, contact NJCH info@njhumanities.org or 609.695.4838, ext. 221.

GrantorCharles Edison Fund

Range: varies

Deadline: see cycle information and instructions on “applying” page.

Charles Edison Fund (the “Fund”) is an endowed philanthropic institution dedicated to the support of worthwhile endeavors generally within the areas of science and technology education, medical research and preserving The Edison legacy. The Fund is an extension of the philanthropy of its Founder, Charles Edison, a man of discerning foresight, rare achievement and background.

In more recent years, a pattern of giving has emerged within the Fund. Its contributions tend to be equally divided among medical research projects, science and technology education and preservation of the Edison Legacy. Additionally, but with some important and increasing exceptions, institutions and organizations assisted are based principally in the New York-New Jersey Metropolitan area. This concentration of interest facilitates the efforts of the Trustees to evaluate the work of recipient groups, frequently accomplished by personal visitations.

Grantor: American Water Charitable Foundation

Range: varies
 
Deadline: varies
 
The American Water Charitable Foundation supports three pillars of giving: Water, People and Communities.

Applicant must be classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or K-12 public school, college or university. Organization must either operate within, or directly benefit, an American Water service territory.

For full details, see the program page. 

Grantor: The Gerber Foundation

Range: up to $350,000

Deadline: online info session in March 2024

Support for studies to improve the nutrition and/or health of infants and toddlers.

See the program page for more information.

PAST ANNOUNCEMENTS

Grantor: Newark Arts

Deadline: March 29, 2024

Newark Arts established the ArtStart Grant Program in 2001 specifically to nurture arts and cultural activities throughout the City of Newark and to enhance the capacity of Newark’s non-profit organizations, schools, and individual artists to provide arts-based projects throughout the City’s five wards. ArtStart events must take place between July 1, 2024, and June 30, 2025.

Applicants may request a maximum of $3,000.

PRIORITIES

Newark Arts will give paramount consideration to projects that:   

  • Enhance recognition of the value of the arts as a catalyst to address social issues  
  • Engage with neighborhood or community based organizations and are developed to address their identified needs  
  • Take place in local neighborhoods, stimulating creativity and community engagement
  • Engage children, youth and/or seniors and people with special needs 
  • Support academic achievement   
  • Are provided by small organizations and individual artists, enhancing their future capacity

 

Various artistic mediums will be considered including visual, literary, performing, film, and public arts.  To apply and learn more information, please visit newarkarts.org/artstartApplications close on March 29, 2024 at 11:59pm.

Grantor: The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey

Deadline: March 1, 2024

Since its inception in 2004, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey (The Foundation) has been committed to supporting organizations that make New Jersey healthier. For twenty years, The Foundation has proudly invested more than $74M in grants to hundreds of organizations throughout New Jersey. The Foundation has announced a special grants program to celebrate its twenty years of improving health and community service.

The Horizon Healthy Communities Grant Program was developed to provide vital support to community-driven initiatives to improve health, promote wellness, and enhance New Jerseyans’ quality of life. The Foundation was pleased to collaborate with the New Jersey Center for Nonprofits to shape this program.

To be clear, the program is designed to support small, start- up, and/or newly established nonprofits (annual revenue less than $250,000) that have a health focus, and are not a prior grantee of The Foundation. Grants will be awarded for general operations, capacity building, and/or program support.

Applications open December 15, 2023 and close March 1, 2024. The Foundation Board will approve $100,000 in total grant awards (goal of twenty $5,000 grants) by April 16, 2024. Grant programs to begin July 1, 2024.

For more information and to apply visit: https://www.horizonblue.com/foundation/what-we-fund

The Foundation is excited to launch this initiative and is eager to see the inspiring ideas and projects that will emerge from organizations across the state. If you are a health-focused nonprofit that fits this description, the Foundation hopes you will apply. If you are not, please share this announcement with other organizations that might be interested.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Robin Seasock, Foundation Administrator, via email: Robin_Seasock@horizonblue.com

Grantor: NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development 

Deadline: April 1, 2024 Application Interest Form

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has expanded its Cultivating Access, Rights, and Equity (CARE) grant program and released $2.2 million in new funding. 

First launched in March 2022, the CARE grant funds outreach, education, and technical assistance programs to increase equitable access to New Jersey’s worker benefits and protections, including paid leave and Unemployment Insurance. This year, workers’ rights under state Wage and Hour law have been added to the program, including wage theft, misclassification, and the newly enacted Temporary Workers Bill of Rights.  

The grant program seeks partners that can provide community-centered, culturally relevant, and language-specific programming. CARE aims to reach workers who need increased access to their work rights, and employers who require information about their obligations and compliance. 

Eligible grant applicants must demonstrate their role as a trusted resource within their focus communities, as well as their capacity, experience, and history of success providing outreach, education, technical assistance and/or support. Public and private nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, state-recognized tribal governments with 501(c)(3) status, and state and local government entities may apply. Applicants can submit proposals as individual organizations or as a collaborative with a lead agency. 

CARE grant awards are expected to range between $50,000 and $200,000, but NJDOL may consider applications above or below this range where appropriate justification is provided. 

For more information, see the program page.

Grantor: Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey 

Deadline: January 19, 2024

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey (JWF-NJ) is currently accepting proposals for its 2024-2025 Large Grants Cycle. GRANT REQUESTS OF UP TO $25,000 WILL BE CONSIDERED. Please review the guidelines at https://jwfnj.org/apply-for-a-grant/ to determine if this grant opportunity is a good fit for your organization.

Letters of Intent (LOIs) are due on January 19, 2024 at 4:00 pm. For a complete timeline, please see https://jwfnj.org/apply-for-a-grant/

JWF-NJ funds projects that impact the lives of women and girls and help them reach their full potential. An organization must use funds to support projects for any of the following communities: 

    • Self-identifying women or girls 
    • Gender non-conforming individuals in a female space 
    • Women with their children 

JWF-NJ focuses its support in Northern-Central New Jersey, including Essex, Union, and Morris counties. Requests originating from the counties of Bergen, Hudson, Somerset, Warren, Sussex, Passaic, and other nearby geographic areas in-state may also be considered. JWF-NJ funds both sectarian and non-sectarian agencies; an organization need not be Jewish to receive a grant. If awarded to your organization, the Large Grant must be used during JWF-NJ’s fiscal year – between July 1, 2024 and June 30, 2025. 

To complete the LOI for a JWF-NJ Large Grant, click here. Your access code is JWF-FY25

New applicants to JWF-NJ will need to create an account before accessing the LOI questions. You can find directions for registration on the FOUNDANT home page, or you can access them here

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey is an advisory council fund of the Jewish Community Foundation. To find out more about JWF-NJ, its mission, and its grant cycles, please see the website at: https://jwfnj.org/

GrantorImpact100 Garden State

Range: up to $100,000

Deadline: Noon, Eastern Time, January 17, 2024

Impact100 Garden State awards high-impact grants to nonprofits serving one or more of our five counties: Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Union. Every year Impact100 Garden State combines all $1,000 member contributions and, through rigorous grant review and an inclusive voting process, selects grant recipients. To learn more about our past grantees, please take a look at our Grant Recipients page.

Impact100 Garden State seeks to fund programs that will make a positive difference in the lives of people living in one of our five counties, over a one- to three-year grant term and beyond. Awards are made in one of five grant categories: Arts & Culture; Children & Families; Education; Environment, Preservation & Recreation; Health & Wellness.

See program page for full details.

Grantor: Impact 100 South Jersey 

Deadline: March 24, 2024

Community Heroes Grants

Our mission at Impact 100 SJ has always been to harness the collective giving power of women to make a lasting impact in our community. Now, we’re excited to announce an important new step in our journey—the launch of the Community Heroes Grant. These grants are designed to provide crucial support to smaller nonprofits that are doing remarkable work in South Jersey. As we continue to grow and expand our grant opportunities, we hope to reach more deserving organizations that are doing important work to serve our region.

We are launching a grant program for nonprofits that are not yet large enough to be eligible for our transformative $100,000 Core Mission grant, but who we know are making critical contributions to South Jersey.

The unrestricted operating grants of $10,000 each will amplify the work of nonprofit organizations operating on budgets of $500,000 or less. The organizations must be located in and serving residents of Burlington, Camden, Cumberland and Gloucester Counties. The Community Heroes Grant is a natural complement to our Core Mission grant program which focuses on organizations with operating budgets between $300,000 and $5,000,000. 

For more information, see the program page.

Grantor:  The TD Ready Challenge

Range: In the past, 10 grants of $1 million each

Deadline: TBA

The TD Ready Challenge has been the bank’s annual North American initiative, which has ten (10) $1 million grants available to organizations developing innovative, impactful and measurable solutions for a changing world. This signature program created by TD is a key component to delivering on the bank’s corporate citizenship platform, the TD Ready Commitment.

For more details and timing, see the program page

Grantor: New Jersey Arts & Culture Renewal Fund

Range: varies

Deadline: ongoing, with next phase to be announced in spring 2024. Learn more on the program website.

Grantor: Wallace Foundation

Range: various
 
Deadline: various
 

For the most recent information, see the Wallace Foundation’s active RFP page

Grantor: NBC Universal

Deadline: April 19, 2024

Since this NBCUniversal grant program was founded in 2018, more than $16 million has been dedicated to 470 nonprofits in the 11 communities served by NBC and Telemundo-owned stations. 

“We’re proud of the way our Local Impact Grant program has evolved over the years, focusing on the shared values of Comcast, NBCUniversal Local stations, and their communities’ nonprofits to continue to give unrestricted funding,” said Jessica Clancy, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, NBCUniversal. “This year, we look forward to focusing on smaller organizations working in our locations, allowing our grants to make immediate impact.” 

Key grant eligibility requirements: 

  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit’s headquarters and/or the program for which the organization is applying must be located in a participating market  
  • The entity must service the market they operate from  
  • The organization’s total expenses must be between $100,000 and $1,000,000; and  
  • The nonprofit must help to resolve everyday community issues in any of the three grant categories.  

NBCUniversal Local Impact Grant categories include:  

  1. Youth Education and Empowerment – In-school and out-of-school programs that equip youth with the tools they need to succeed, including STEM/ STEAM education and youth entrepreneurship.
  2. Next Generation Storytellers – Programs that promote access and develop pathways for emerging talent and youth voices from underrepresented communities to explore careers in arts, news, sports and entertainment.
  3. Community Engagement – Programs that enable individuals to engage and volunteer in their communities. 

Visit the website for more information and how to apply.

Grantor: Kubota Hometown Proud

Deadline: April 12, 2024

Calling all non-profits! Do you have a community-based project that could use some support? From community gardens and ag education centers to all-access parks and open space preservation projects, Kubota Tractor Corporation and our network of local dealers want to help with what’s important to you and your community.

In the spirit of Together we do more®, Kubota’s Hometown Proud community grant program kicked off on March 1, 2024. This year, we are excited to announce there are more chances to WIN! Kubota will invest in communities across the country by awarding ten $10,000 grants and ten $50,000 grants – for a total of 20 Kubota Hometown Proud grants.

Kubota will announce the top 20 hometown projects and leave a public vote up to you – that’s right, YOU help us decide the winning projects!

Your community. Your vision.
Our mission is to help you build it.
Because “Together we do more.®

Now in its 4th year, the Kubota Hometown Proud grant program has helped fund various projects across the country, from building agricultural education centers to revitalizing community gardens, we are proud to support initiatives that make a lasting impact on a local level. What project is important to YOUR hometown? Tell us about it, we’d love to help.

To apply, visit the program page.

 

Grantor: Salem County Health & Wellness Foundation

Deadline: March 29, 2024

The Salem County Health and Wellness Foundation is seeking applicants for its Matching Gift Awards for 2024. The Foundation will support a total of 10 organizations with matching grants up to $20,000 each.The Matching Gift Awards have three primary purposes: 

  • Matching Grants can help organizations build their donor base and thus support the work related to their health and well-being mission and vision.
  • Matching Grants can be used to support general operating expenses, as well as any priority projects of an organization.
  • Matching Grants can be used as “match” for other grant awards from government or philanthropic sources

 

Qualifications for Participation 

  • Organizations must be tax-exempt as determined by the Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501(c)(3) and “not classified as a private foundation”.
  • Organizations must be located in or provide services in Salem County.
  • Organizations must use Foundation funds for purposes within the Foundation’s Mission, Vision and Areas of Interest.

 

Program Process:

Applications will be available on the Foundation’s grant portal! All applications are due by Friday, March 29th

  • Awarded organizations will be matched funds raised from 4/15/2024 through 12/31/2024
  • All awarded organizations will be asked to complete a brief final report in early 2025

Click here to complete an application for a Matching Gift Program Grant.

Grantor: Asian American Futures and Gold House

Range: 10 prizes totalling $500,000

Deadline: TBA

Asian American Futures and Gold House are proud to host the annual Gold Futures Challenge, an online model for philanthropy that awards ten prizes ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 to AAPI-serving organizations that ensure our communities are Seen, Heard, Empowered, and United.

While AAPI people represent 6% of the U.S. population, our community nonprofits receive less than 0.2% of philanthropic dollars. The Gold Futures Challenge aims to address this disparity and unite AAPIs across the country behind common goals, inspiring increased participation among all generations of AAPIs in philanthropy, volunteerism, civic engagement and social innovation.

In addition to awarding grants and mentorship, the GFC builds an online community for showcasing organizations to new and existing donors, and allows a broad, grassroots audience to choose the winners of each challenge. Each completed application will be promoted on our website with buttons for direct donations and ways for people to get involved.

We are looking for bold, innovative, and creative proposals that activate new interest in supporting our evolving AAPI communities. Together, winning organizations will change the course of AAPI futures.

For more details, see the program page.