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.


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 – State e-procurement portal

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.


Grantor: Office of Faith Based Initiatives 

Deadline: various

There are several Zoom meetings offered in early December 2023 for potential participants and other interested parties.

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

Grantor:  New Jersey State Bar Foundation

Range: $13,000 (Summer Associate); $125,000 (Fellowship); varies (Cosponsorship)

Deadline: December 9, 2023 (Summer Associate); December 29, 2023 (Fellowship); January 26, 2024 (Cosponsorship)


The New Jersey State Bar Foundation partners with other nonprofit organizations to support law related education programs for the public and to benefit law students and newly admitted attorneys who are interested in working with nonprofit organizations.




Grantor: Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey 

Deadline: October 8, 2023

Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey (JWF-NJ) is offering grants of up to $5,000 to organizations in the Greater MetroWest NJ area. Applying is easy through FOUNDANT. Fill out the short application and show us how your organization will use this grant to empower and/or support women and girls.

IMPACT Grant proposals are open today, September 6, 2023. Deadline to submit is Tuesday, October 10, 2023. Funds must be used by June 30, the end of JWF-NJ’s fiscal year. 

An organization that meets TWO or MORE of the following criteria is eligible to apply: 

  • Demonstrates that the grant can make a big impact in jumpstarting a project.  
  • Demonstrates that the grant is timely and addresses an issue with immediate urgency. 
  • Demonstrates that the grant can be used to cover the costs (or the majority thereof) for a self-contained expense (e.g., purchase of specific equipment).  
  • Has not received a grant of $3,000 or more from JWF-NJ in the past five years. 
  • Is an organization with a budget of less than $250K annually. 

As per JWF-NJ guidelines, to receive a grant, the organization must: 

  • Use funds to support women, girls, or mothers and their children exclusively. Projects which support a “majority” of women will not be considered.  
  • Be located 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. 

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: 

Grantor: Impact100 Essex

Deadline: September 8, 2023

Impact100 Essex is pleased to announce that the application period is now open for our 2023-24 Equity Grants. Now in its third year, our Equity Grants are unrestricted mission-based grants available to BIPOC-led nonprofits serving BIPOC communities in Essex County, in an effort to increase equity in grantmaking. We will award three grants ranging between $10,000 – $15,000 each.

Nonprofits that meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply. Applicants should go to the “Our Grants” tab on the Impact100 Essex website for more information, eligibility criteria and the link to the application form.

Applications are due September 8, 2023, and funding decisions will be announced in early November 2023.

Please note that our Equity Grants are in addition to our annual $100,000 Impact Grant. The first stage for the Impact Grant is a Letter of Intent which will be available in early October and due in mid November. You may apply to both types of grants, but you may not be considered for the Impact Grant if you are awarded an Equity Grant.

Grantor: RSI Foundation

Deadline: September 15, 2023

The Community Foundation of New Jersey is pleased to announce the opening of the 2023 grant cycle for RSI Foundation. This grant opportunity may be of interest to eligible non-profit organizations and agencies serving the Rahway area.

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.

RSI Foundation’s philanthropic work is based in two areas of focus: 1) groups helping those who may be unable to meet their basic needs due to physical, mental, economic, or social circumstances or constraints, and 2) organizations, projects and initiatives that contribute to the health happiness and well-being of people who live within the community.

Grant applications will be accepted August 1 – September 15, 2023. Visit for full program details, eligibility criteria, and how to apply.

About the Community Foundation of New Jersey

The Community Foundation of New Jersey creates and scales custom solutions for purpose-driven individuals, families, and businesses. From creative projects that tackle critical societal or policy issues to scholarship funds, corporate philanthropy, legacy funds and donor advised funds, CFNJ manages nearly every kind of giving vehicle and tailors solutions to meet critical needs. CFNJ’s team of specialists understand the unique contours of communities and manage the scope of CFNJ investment and grantmaking capabilities with precision. With $725 million in assets, the Community Foundation grants tens of millions of dollars each year through its more than 1,100 funds. In 2022, CFNJ granted more than $150 million to nonprofits in New Jersey and beyond.

RSI Foundation is a donor-advised fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey.

Grantor: PSEG Foundation

Deadline: June 30, 2023


The PSEG Foundation is committed to creating more inclusive, sustainable and equitable communities for all. As part of the commitment to social value, the PSEG Foundation announced its new strategic pillars of environmental sustainability, social justice, equity and economic empowerment in April 2022. In nearly 10 years since the inception of the Neighborhood Partners Program (NPP), the PSEG Foundation has made great strides with affecting change in the communities it serves.

Through the NPP, the PSEG Foundation aims to partner with organizations that are transformative, leading change on issues impacting our communities and working towards collaborative solutions.

The NPP provides support to grassroots, community based organizations in areas focused on addressing the inequities and inequalities in under-recognized communities throughout PSEG’s service and operating territory. The PSEG Foundation seeks to assist our communities through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion, and factors affecting the under-recognized to reduce inequalities and inequities. It is highly encouraged that prospective applicants review the Program Rules section to determine eligibility before submitting an application.

A Selection Committee will evaluate all applications. Awardees will be selected based on demonstrated program effectiveness, depth, breadth, and overall alignment with the PSEG Foundation strategic pillars. Grants ranging from $500 to $15,000 will be awarded. All applicants will receive a notification of approval or declination in mid-September 2023.


  • The organization must be an IRS approved 501(c)3 organization and in good standing with the IRS
  • Funding consideration will be provided for programs in alignment with one or more of the PSEG Foundation pillars:
    1. Environmental Sustainability (promote environmental sustainability; facilitate clean energy innovation; preserve ecosystems and encourage conservation and foster environmental justice)
    2. Social Justice (empower diverse and inclusive communities, focusing on addressing inequities; elevate prosperity in communities through strategic initiatives aimed at closing the wealth inequality gap; promote diversity, equity and inclusion, racial and cultural awareness and inequity studies and research)
    3. Equity & Economic Empowerment (increase awareness of STEM education and workforce readiness; expand educational opportunities; support neighborhood revitalization through economic development and build healthy, safe and resilient communities)
  • Nonprofits can only receive one (1) grant per calendar year from the PSEG Foundation
  • Organization and program must be within PSEG’s service or operating territory
  • Requests must be for program support. Consideration will be granted for requests focused on capacity building. We will not consider support for general operating or third party support
  • Requests must be for an upcoming grant cycle and cannot be back dated for a grant term that has conclude

We will not consider support for the following:
1. Organizations that do not meet IRS, and charitable giving regulatory requirements
2. Programs/organizations for which PSEG is asked to serve as the sole founder
3. Athletic, labor, or fraternal groups
4. Endowments
5. Sectarian purpose programs that promote religious doctrine or exclude participants based on religion
6. Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, gender identify, religion, gender or marital status
7. Political causes, candidates, organizations, and/or campaigns
8. Organizations with a primary purpose of influencing legislation
9. State government, state government agencies, municipalities, and municipal agencies
10. Organizations identified as involved with terrorist groups by the Office of Homeland Security

• June 1: Program Launches – eligible nonprofit organizations must apply via the 2023 NPP application portal
• June 30: Program deadline – applications submitted after 11:59 P.M. on June 30th will not be considered
• July 1 – August 31: The Selection Committee reviews all applications and selects the winning proposals
• Mid- September: Announcements & Notifications – notifications will be sent out via email
• Mid-September through October: Payment disbursement

To access the 2023 NPP application portal and begin your application, please click here.

For technical support with your application, please contact the IT help desk by clicking “Need Support” within your application. For inquiries not related to technical issues or program rules, please email

Please note, due to the large volume of applications, we are unable to provide feedback on specific applications.

Grantor:  Allstate Foundation 

Range: up to $100,000

Deadline: May 12, 2023

The Allstate Foundation’s Racial Equity grantmaking program seeks proposals from 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations working in one or more of the following focus areas:

  • Racial equity and inclusivity in the green economy, including career pathways and pipelines.
  • Racial equity and inclusivity in implementation of projects and programs related to the American Rescue Plan and American Jobs Plan.
  • Worker-centric policies and opportunities for frontline and essential workers with a racial equity and inclusivity lens.

The Allstate Foundation expects to award a total of 10 grants of $100,000 each to organizations working in these focus areas.

See the program page for full details.

Grantor:  Local Initative Support Corporation (LISC) 

Range: $50,000- 100,000

Deadline: June 23, 2023

In conjunction with Dick’s Sporting Goods, LISC is sponsoring Game On- Community Places to Play. The initiative provides funding and technical assistance to community-rooted organizations working to create and renovate multi-use youth sport spaces in under-resourced communities across the country. 

See the program page for full details.

Grantor: National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Public Programs 

Range: up to $25,000

Deadline: June 28, 2023 

This program specifically targets organizations that meet at least two of the following criteria*:

  • Your annual operating budget is under $1,000,000
  • You are in a community with a population of fewer than 300,000 people
  • Your employed staff totals 50 people or fewer
  • You rely on volunteers and/or part-time staff for the majority of daily operations
  • Your core mission is to interpret under-told stories and/or your core audience is drawn from underserved populations (e.g., communities of color, LGBTQ+ communities, residents of rural areas, disability communities, U.S. religious minorities, and persons experiencing persistent poverty)


Application is open now. For full details, see program page.

Grantor New Jersey Economic Development Authority

Deadline: May 8, 2023, 2 p.m. EDT

The NJEDA is seeking a health care services provider, an Institution of Higher Education (IHE), and a Trenton-based Multi-Service Organization (MSO) to serve as initial anchor tenants at the Trenton-based Maternal and Infant Health Innovation Center. These three Lead entities will work collaboratively to provide services to New Jersey expectant and new parents and babies, advance the growth and development of the perinatal workforce, and deliver maternal and infant health policy, research, and innovation focused on eliminating racial disparities in maternal and infant health outcomes.

See grant page for full details.

Grantor: The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County 

Deadline: April 28, 2023

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.  All grant applications must be submitted electronically by no later than Friday, April 28 at 5:00 p.m.

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.

The complete 2023 request for proposal’s guidelines, criteria, and an application are available at  

Grantor New Jersey Office of Faith Based Initiatives

Deadline: April 20, 2023

The New Jersey Department of State, Office of Faith Based Initiatives (OFBI), is soliciting applications for Project ATLAS a capacity building program designed to build the sustainability of faith and community based organizations (FBCOs). The purpose of Project ATLAS is to provide capacity building grants, technical assistance and customized coaching, identified by the OFBI that will strengthen the viability and capacity of participating FBCOs to provide quality social services to the community as specified in this announcement. Grant requests may not exceed $15,000, matching funds are not required. Actual funding levels will depend on the availability of funds.

See grant page for full details.

GrantorThe City of Newark

Deadline: April 21, 2023

The Department of Administration, Office of Violence Prevention and Trauma Recovery, is now accepting proposals from Newark organizations to serve as providers of community-based violence intervention and prevention programs in the following three (3) categories, which are associated with Newark’s violence reduction initiative:

1. Community Violence Intervention

2. Community Violence Prevention

3. Community Violence Intervention and/or Prevention Treatment.

See procurement page for full details.

Grantor Lever for Change

Range: $1 million

Deadline: May 5, 2023, 4 p.m. CDT

This initiative seeks community-led, community-focused organizations whose explicit purpose is to advance the voices and opportunities of individuals and families of meager or modest means, and groups who have met with discrimination and other systemic obstacles. Organizations best suited to this initiative will enable individuals and families to achieve substantive improvement in their well-being through foundational resources. This includes, for instance, organizations providing access to health care, stable and affordable housing, education and job training, support for sustained employment, asset ownership, civic engagement, and other pathways. They may also be engaged in data collection and communication to amplify the voices of people and communities struggling against inequities.

See program page for full details.

Grantor Prudential Community Grants Program

Range: $2,500 for individuals and up to $5,000 to 501©3 organizations or organizations with a fiscal sponsor.

Deadline: March 31, 2023, 11:59 p.m. ET

The Prudential Community Grants Program will provide local organizations and individuals with micro grants to support projects that create vibrancy in their neighborhoods. These community-based projects have the potential to make neighborhoods more stable and empower residents to make changes they want to see. Local change makers and leaders often have the solutions to support their neighborhoods, but typically do not have access to financial resources.

See program page for full details.

GrantorNew Jersey Civic Information Consortium

Range: up to $100,000

Deadline: March 31, 2023, 5 p.m. ET

The New Jersey Civic Information Consortium (NJCIC), a first-in-the-nation initiative to grow access to local news and information, is accepting applications between Feb. 1, 2023 and March 31, 2023, for its spring 2023 open round of funding for grants up to $100,000, focusing on the following key areas. Please note that the Consortium seeks especially to prioritize projects that address information gaps and news deserts, educate aspiring media makers of color, and/or serve marginalized communities.

The journalism pipeline, specifically projects that train students, professionals and community members to provide civic information and become community storytellers. The Consortium encourages collaboration among and between such groups.

Programs/projects that encourage/support civic engagement in New Jersey communities, especially those that have been traditionally marginalized.

Nonpartisan civic voter information, election reporting, and election-related projects, particularly those that address mis- and disinformation and seek to get trustworthy, relevant, and timely information to the public toward more informed and participatory elections.

See program page for full details.

GrantorJersey City Arts and Culture Trust Fund

Range: up to $25,000

Deadline: March 3, 2023, 5 p.m. ET

This is the second round of Arts and Culture Trust Fund grants to expand arts education and programming citywide. Following the grant application process, eligible applicants will be awarded upwards of $25,000 each for general operating support. Program and arts education grants also will be available, with a maximum of $17,500 each. Additionally, the Jersey City Arts Council will administer an individual artist fellowship grant program to award 20 artists $5,000 each in unrestricted funds.

See program page for full details.

GrantorWhole Cities Foundation

Range: $5,000 to $20,000

Deadline: February 23, 2023, 11:59 p.m. CST

Launched in 2017, this annual, community-determined grant program has partnered with organizations across Newark that are growing the local food system and increasing access to fresh, healthy food. Whole Cities Foundation will offer grant funding between $5,000 and $20,000 to each selected organization, and there is no restriction on the amount of grant funds that can be used for overhead, ongoing expenses, or infrastructure such as purchasing land, salaries, and stipends. Whole Cities hopes to support projects in all five wards.

See program page for full details.

GrantorUnited Parks as One

Range: up to $500

Deadline: March 17, 2023

Would your group like to sponsor an event at Jesse Allen Park, Mildred Helms Park, or Nat Turner Park?  Would having an additional $200 to $500 make a difference in your ability to hold the event, or make it an even better event?  If your answer is “Yes,” then you should consider applying for a grant from the United Parks As One Small Grants Program.

If you have questions about your application or the United Parks As One Small Grants Program, call United Parks As One Executive Director Carla Robinson at (862) 205-1197 or send an email message to

See program page for full details.

GrantorUnited Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Range: $50,000

Deadline: February 15, 2023

The Partnership Grant Program seeks to support poverty-fighting organizations that are not only knowledgeable about their fields and communities, but also have interest in contributing to United Way’s understanding of the issues impacting our neighbors and working together to generate ideas for informed and collaborative solutions.

The program provides unrestricted grants of $50,000 per year for two years. In this grant cycle, between 80 and 100 organizations will be selected in spring 2023 for the FY24-FY25 grant cycle. We aim to identify a slate of organizations that is diverse across fields of practice, geographies served, demographics of people served, size and age of organizations, and leadership diversity.

See program page for full details.

GrantorThe Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

Range: up to $100,000

Deadline: March 8, 2023, 11:59 p.m. ET

Direct Effect Quality of Life grants fund specific budget items up to a total of $25,000 to support the wide range of projects and activities that will clearly impact individuals living with paralysis and their families. Funded projects must be completed within 12 months after the award is received.

Examples of funded projects may include (but are not limited to): sports wheelchairs for a wheelchair basketball team; adapted glider in a community playground; kayak for a rowing program; accessible gym equipment; hydraulic lift at a pool; electronic door openers at a community center; workshop education series on sex and sexuality with a spinal cord injury; wheelchair accessible picnic table at a county fairground; program for preventing abuse in adaptive sports; camp programs; subsidized lessons for therapeutic riding; transportation costs for an inclusive afterschool program; and support groups.

The Expanded Impact Quality of Life grants program will award approximately four (4) grants of up to $100,000 each and will support significant expansion of strategies and programs that are evidence-based, show innovate promising practices, and/or best practices in the field they serve to improve quality of life for people with paralysis, their families, and caregivers.

See program page for full details.

GrantorTD Charitable Foundation

Range: up to $250,000

Deadline: February 14, 2023, 4 p.m. ET

The 2023 Housing for Everyone competition will award $7 million to address the need for Preservation of Affordable Rental Housing. Grants ranging from $150,000−$250,000 will be made available to eligible organizations addressing any of these three key areas of focus:

  • Property rehabilitation

  • Rental assistance funds

  • Building organizational capacity to ensure residents sustainability

See program page for full details.

GrantorThe New Jersey Cultural Trust

Range: up to $40,000

Deadline: February 17, 2023

The New Jersey Cultural Trust Capital Historic Preservation Grants Program is collaboratively administered by the New Jersey Historic Trust for and with the New Jersey Cultural Trust. For FY24, arts, history, and humanities organizations in New Jersey may apply for grants to support capital projects. Capital projects can include stabilization, repair, restoration, adaptive reuse and improvements to cultural or historic properties, including adapting for increased accessibility.
In FY24, the New Jersey Historic Trust’s priority will be projects that can be completed for $100,000 or less. These projects will be carefully considered in relation to other criteria for funding. 
All history, arts and humanities organizations with stewardship responsibility for historic resources that are listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places are eligible to apply. To be eligible to apply, organizations must also first be designated qualified by the Cultural Trust.

See program page for full details.

GrantorI am Trenton Community Foundation

Range: up to $8,000

Deadline: February 15, 2023

The  I Am Trenton Community Foundation and Isles, Inc. invite applications for the 2023 Old Trenton Neighborhood Spring Grant Round providing up to $8,000 for community projects, arts, culture, beautification, and business development in the neighborhood bordered by Perry Street, State Street, Route 1, and N. Broad Street.

To be eligible for funding, projects must have a clear community or economic benefit, be non-discriminatory, and benefit the Old Trenton neighborhood and its residents. These grants only support projects physically located inside the Old Trenton neighborhood. Funded projects must focus on either Business Development or Community Investment.

See program page for full details.

GrantorAlfred N. Sazari Family Foundation

Range: up to $10,000

Deadline: February 28, 2023

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.

GrantorImpact100 Garden State

Range: up to $100,000

Deadline: Noon, Eastern Time, January 20, 2023

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: MBDA Capital Readiness Program

Range: varies

Deadline: February 28, 2023. Applicants are also encouraged to submit an email of intent to apply by January 31, 2023. The NOFO includes a sample email of intent for reference.

MBDA is seeking proposals for its $93.5 million Capital Readiness Program grant competition to help minority and other underserved entrepreneurs launch and scale their businesses. This Program will provide funding to incubators, accelerators, and other eligible organizations across the country with expertise to support underserved entrepreneurs by providing training and other critical resources, tools, and technical assistance to access capital.

Jumpstarting the next generation of entrepreneurs is essential, not only to spurring innovation, but also to building a more resilient economy that’s reflective of all Americans. That’s why this competition seeks proposals from applicants who will:

  1. serve minority, women, and other underserved populations;
  2. help entrepreneurs build capacity;
  3. attract and provide access to capital opportunities;
  4. provide access to networks

MBDA has planned a series of webinars on January 10th, 17th, and 24th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST intended to help potential applicants understand the program requirements and application processes.

See program page for full details.

Grantor: New Jersey State Bar Foundation

Range: varies

Deadline: January 27, 2023

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation partners with other organizations as part of our goal and commitment to broaden our public education so that free legal information is available to New Jersey citizens statewide.

We invite non-profit organizations to work with us so we can accomplish this goal together.

Information session webinar on January 11, 2023. Register here 

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.

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
: 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  

GrantorBoard of County Commissioners of Morris County

Range: up to $15,000

Deadline: applications considered on a first-come, first-served basis

The Morris County Board of County Commissioners, in partnership with the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, has dedicated $5 million of its allocated American Rescue Plan Act funding to support our community’s small businesses and nonprofit organizations as they struggle to meet the challenges posed by a persistent pandemic and the resulting, unpredictable fluctuations in our national and local economies.

Small businesses and nonprofit organizations remain the economic backbone of our community. Morris County is providing this opportunity for direct financial assistance to ensure their survival, recovery and ultimate success.

Through the Morris County Small Business Grant Program, financial support of up to $15,000 is to be provided for qualifying businesses, business owners and nonprofits that do not exceed $5 million in annual gross revenue and have experienced costly interruptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To qualify for the Morris County Small Business Grant Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Business must have been legally established in Morris County since January 1, 2019, as a: Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation, Non-Profit, LLC
  • Annual Revenue: Must be less than $5 Million
  • The business employed 25 or fewer full-time employees- (part-time staff equates to ½ FTE) as of March 3, 2021
  • Proof of a decline in sales/increased expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Grant Funds are on a first come first serve basis
  • Costs to be reimbursed must have been incurred on or after March 3, 2021
  • Must have a Morris County location

Eligible Business Categories

  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting
  • Construction & Contracting
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Non-Profits
  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services
  • Retail/Shop/Market/Store
  • Restaurants & Food Service
  • Real Estate
  • Others

For more information, visit

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.

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GrantorNew Jersey Council on Humanities Action and Incubation Grants

Range: $1,000 – $20,000
: 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 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: Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation

Range: varies
Application period: August 15- October 15, 2022
The Foundation supports community initiatives that further our mission to focus on breast health and well-being of underserved women in the following counties in New Jersey: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Union, or Warren.
For full details, please visit the program page.

Grantor: Blue Foundry Charitable Foundation

Range: $7500- $25,000+
Deadline: August 31- December 1, 2022 for third and fourth cycles


Blue Foundry Charitable Foundation supports not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools, or other organizations operating in the communities served by Blue Foundry Bank and its affiliates, as a way of adding to the quality of life for people living in those communities.

Grants will be considered in three funding levels, Silver (grants up to $7,500), Gold (grants up to $25,000) and Platinum (grants more than $25,000) and will include support for program development as well as for new and expanded facilities and equipment. Priority will be given to non-profit organizations providing services and finding solutions to the challenges faced by our neighbors in the local communities we serve.

Grant recipients must demonstrate Section 501(c) (3) status, a need for private financial support and a direct relevance to the Foundation’s key Giving Pillars:


Programs that provide, or encourage the creation of affordable, and/or low-income housing in the community.


Initiatives at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary school levels that raise the aspirations of students in the community and enhance knowledge in specific areas. These being economics, communications, business, and public speaking. We also sponsor initiatives that support the education process as a whole.


Programs that assist in improving the quality of life for children in the community. We also initiate programs that foster education, learning and leadership.


Programs and institutions that are essential to the underlying medical care of the community, as well as initiatives that focus on physical and mental wellness.

The fund will be accepting applications for the third and fourth cycles of 2022 from August 31, 2022, to December 1, 2022.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Blue Foundry Charitable Foundation website:

Grantor: LISC Project 10X

Range: $100,000- $1.2 millon
Deadline: September 16, 2022
In partnership with Uber, PayPal and Walgreens, LISC has created a new opportunity to support health equity by addressing transportation barriers to accessing services. The “Health Access Fund” broadens the use of funds initially earmarked to improve equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine via the Vaccine Access Fund (VAF), to support broader access to essential health care and other services for individuals and communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic, particularly people of color living on low incomes. Informed by feedback from many of the 80+ community-based participants of the VAF who collectively coordinated more than 77,000 free rides with Uber to facilitate access to healthcare for un- and under-vaccinated individuals, this expanded focus aligns with the VAF’s original goal of reducing health disparities and advancing health equity.
LISC will disburse the Health Access Fund via grants to community-based organizations to support transportation (rides with Uber) to and from health care appointments and other essential services, and to support deeper investments in community-based interventions that address transportation barriers in regions with limited rideshare options.
LISC will award grants to community-based organizations in the following 3 categories (more details below): 1) Access to health care services via rides with Uber; 2) Access to services and activities that address social determinants of health via rides with Uber; and 3) Access to health care in regions with limited rideshare options. In all cases, funding will be prioritized for proposals that focus on improving maternal health (e.g., rides to and from prenatal and postpartum appointments and other services that support healthy pregnancies), managing chronic disease (e.g., diabetes, cancer, HIV, substance use disorder, behavioral/mental health, etc.), supporting access to gender-affirming care, supporting older adults (e.g., rides to and from multiple healthcare access points, transportation support for care team home visits, etc.), and/or reducing food insecurity.
Awards will be broken out among the categories as follows:
10-15 grants ranging from $140,000 to $1,250,000, supporting a projected ride volume of 250 rides/month to 3,000 rides/month, will be made under the first 2 categories. Proposals may include a combination of activities under categories 1 and 2. A minimum of 50% of the proposed budget under categories 1 and/or 2 must be allocated to cover the cost of free rides with Uber.
2-4 grants ranging in size from $100,000 to $300,000 will be made under the 3rd category.
Funding Categories:
1) Access to health care services via rides with Uber. (Approximately $4,400,000 will support activities under this category)
Grants in this category will support rides with Uber to services including primary and specialty care medical appointments, mental health appointments, lab appointments, radiology/screenings, pharmacy services (including prescription medication delivery by health center escort or representative) at the patient’s pharmacy of choice, COVID-19 vaccines at the patient’s provider of choice, nutrition services (including nutritionist appointments, food pantry visits or deliveries, healthy meal delivery), and patient home visits by health professionals. Grant funds can be used to cover the cost of rides with Uber (coordinated on the Uber Health platform), community and patient outreach and engagement, care navigation, ride coordination and program administration.
2) Access to services and activities that address social determinants of health via rides with Uber. (Approximately $2,200,000 will support activities under this category)
Grants in this category will be made to address the indirect health impacts of the pandemic by funding rides with Uber to services that address social determinants of health, such as job training programs, financial coaching and employment programs, food distribution sites, housing support services and benefits enrollment centers. Grant funds can be used to cover the cost of rides to and from appointments, community outreach and engagement, ride coordination and program administration.
3) Access to health care in regions with limited rideshare options. (Approximately $600,000 will support activities under this category)
Grants under this category will support access to health care services for individuals living in regions with limited or no access to app-driven ride share. Grants will be made to organizations that overcome transportation barriers by taking health care services into the community with models such as mobile medical clinics, school-based health centers, patient transportation vehicles, community ride-sharing programs, home-visiting programs, prescription medication delivery programs, or pop-up clinics. Services may be delivered in public gathering areas, parking lots, schools, libraries, community centers, workplaces, private homes, etc. Grant dollars can be used to fund the purchase of vehicles, supplies, and equipment, and/or may be used to support staffing and capacity-building for programs that provide access to health care services.
How Ride Booking Works (applicable to grants made under categories 1 and 2)
If selected to receive a grant under category 1 and/or 2, your organization will:
 Establish an Uber Health account, which will give you access to a HIPAA aligned web-dashboard where you can request rides on behalf of those who need them. The riders do not need to have the Uber app, smartphone or credit card; communications about their rides will be given via text messages or landline calls, available in multiple languages.
 Identify one or more Ride Coordinators who will work with clients who need transportation, provide ride request intakes, and book rides on the Uber Health dashboard on behalf of their clients.
 Participate in Ride Coordinator training on how the Uber Health platform works. Ride Coordinators will be trained online by Uber Health (one-hour trainings offered weekly), and will be provided other resources.
 Identify an Administrator who will liaise with Uber Health and monitor the cost and volume of rides you have booked by running reports on the dashboard.
 Review invoices from Uber Health and pay Uber Health directly for the cost of the rides you arrange on a monthly basis (Uber is not earning profit on these rides). You will need to choose between paying your monthly invoice via credit card or ACH bank transfer. Paper checks and switching back and forth between payment methods is not an option.
 Manage the grant funding from LISC to cover the cost of your payments to Uber Health. LISC will not be able to increase your total grant amount once awarded, so if you spend the amount allocated for rides before the end of the grant period, you may use grant dollars from other line items to pay for rides, use non-LISC funding to pay for rides, or end ride-booking before the end of the grant period. Please note that any rides booked with non-LISC funding will need to be done through a separate Uber Health account, which Uber will help set up.
Organizations that are approved for funding are required to:
 Collect and report data about program services and patients/participants (e.g., participant demographics, # individuals served, # rides, types of services accessed, household economic and/or social characteristics, etc.).
 Participate in evaluation activities, which will include patient/participant surveys, service provider surveys, interviews, or focus groups.
 Participate in periodic check-ins with the LISC National Health team and with the evaluator.
 Submit progress reports that include narrative, quantitative, and financial updates. A final report will also be required at the conclusion of the grant.
 Adjust the planned approach/implementation plan if needed in response to changing circumstances or barriers encountered during implementation.
 Participate in site visits by LISC as requested.
 Support communications efforts to publicize grant activities, findings, and stories wherever possible.
Eligibility and Selection
LISC will select grantees, either 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, faith-based institutions, or public entities such as local departments of health, based on the following criteria:
 Demonstrated track record of serving low-income communities of color and/or underserved and vulnerable communities
 Demonstrated experience with implementing proposed activities
 Depth/breadth of partnerships with other community-based service providers to support enhanced impact of grant activities on community health and wellness
 Demonstrated need to address transportation as a barrier to accessing health care or services related to social determinants of health for people of color living on low incomes, especially for people who are under-insured, uninsured, undocumented immigrants, refugees, and/or survivors of domestic violence.
 Number of individuals impacted
Proposed Methods
 Understanding of barriers to implementation, and proposed plans to overcome the barriers
 Understanding of community members’ prior experience with rideshare services (or lack thereof), and strength of plans to overcome barriers to uptake.
 Alignment of proposed activities with grant program’s priority health conditions/patient characteristics
 Clarity of operational plan for identifying the target population, implementing program activities, collecting and reporting data, participating in evaluation activities, and managing the LISC grant overall
 Justification of budget, including reasonable administration costs, compelling application of dollars for outreach, incentives, or other uses to support the program strategy
LISC’s selection process will also factor in the importance of supporting organizations with BIPOC leadership, consistent with LISC’s Project 10X goals; geographic diversity among the slate of awardees; and diversity in types of health-promoting services (e.g. primary care access, healthy food access, other).
How to Apply
Organizations may only submit one application. Applications must be completed and submitted via the online application. Applications may be submitted through September 16, 2022 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All awards will be determined and funds committed by October 31, 2022. The grant period will run through December 31, 2023.
Please come to an online info session to learn more:

Info Session 1: Monday, 8/29 @ 11am PT/2pm ET- Register link:

Info Session 2: Thursday 9/1 @ 1pm PT/4pm ET- Register link:

Grant Contact information:
Phoebe Christian, Director, National Health Programs

Grantor: The Gerber Foundation

Range: up to $350,000

Deadline: concept papers due November 15, 2022

The Gerber Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry regarding grants worth up to $350,000 each over three years for research on pediatric health, pediatric nutrition, and the effects of environmental hazards on children under the age of 3. Concept papers are due November 15.

See the program page for more information.

Grantor: Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey

Range: up to $25,000

Deadline: Letters of Intent due January 27, 2023

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey (JWF-NJ) is currently accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) for its 2023-2024 Large Grants Cycle. GRANT REQUESTS OF UP TO $25,000 WILL BE CONSIDERED. Please review the spring grant cycle guidelines to determine if this grant opportunity is a good fit for your organization.

Letters of Intent (LOI) are due on January 27, 2023 and are submitted through FOUNDANT using access code JWF-FY24

JWF-NJ funds projects that impact the lives of women and girls and help them reach their full potential. The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey has given over $1.3 million to more than 80 organizations since our founding. Initiatives that address challenges facing women and girls and promote social change are encouraged. To see the types of projects we support, please visit to review our grant history.

The LOI and full proposal applications have recently been revised and shortened. To see a sample application for the LOI process, click here. Note: All organizations must apply through FOUNDANT.

See grant page for full details.


Grantor: Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey

Range: up to $5,000

Application period: September 13- October 25, 2022

Eligibility: JWF-NJ primarily focuses its support in the following counties: Essex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. Occasionally, we will consider requests outside these geographic areas.

JWF accepts applications for grants during two specific grant cycles: Fall Small Grant Cycle and Spring Core Grant Cycle.

JWF-NJ accepts proposals from 501 (C)(3) agencies to support programs and services consistent with our mission.

JWF-NJ wants to get to know your agency and see how you are empowering and/or supporting women and girls in your community. With the short application available through FOUNDANT, please show us how a small grant of up to $5,000 can offer a big return.

An agency that meets two or more of the following criteria is eligible to apply: 

  • Demonstrates that the grant can make abig impact in jumpstarting a project.  
  • Demonstrates that the grant is timely and addresses an issue with immediate urgency. 
  • Demonstrates that the grant can be used to cover the costs (or the majority thereof) for a self-contained expense (e.g., purchase of specific equipment).  
  • Has not received a grant of $3,000 or more from JWF-NJ in the past five years.
  • Is an agency with a budget of less than $250K annually. 
For full details and application instructions, please visit 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: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Range: various

Deadline: various

Grantor: Wallace Foundation

Range: various
Deadline: various

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

Grantor: PSEG Neighborhood Partners Program

Range: $500- $15,000
Deadline: June 30, 2022

The PSEG Foundation invites the nonprofit community to submit an application for program support through the Neighborhood Partners Program RFP. The PSEG Foundation seeks to provide assistance to our communities through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion, and factors impacting the underrepresented to reduce inequalities and inequities. It is highly encouraged that prospective applicants review the Program Rules section to determine eligibility before submitting an application. Requests must be for an upcoming grant cycle and cannot be backdated for a grant term that has concluded.

All applications will be evaluated by a Selection Committee. Awardees will be selected based on demonstrated program effectiveness, depth, breadth, and overall alignment with the PSEG Foundation strategic pillars. Grants ranging from $500 to $15,000 will be awarded. All applicants will receive a notification of approval or declination in mid-September 2022.

For full details, see the program page.

GrantorPhiladelphia Foundation

Range: varies

Deadline: September 9, 2022

Eligibility: Burlington and Camden county nonprofits

At the Philadelphia Foundation, we pride ourselves on being a turn-to resource for the nonprofit organizations that do so much for our community. By asking the right questions, listening and providing tailored support, we foster deep relationships with nonprofits that share our unwavering dedication to producing value-adding, positive change for the residents of the Greater Philadelphia Region. We offer several grant funding streams so that nonprofits can identify and apply for a source of funding that makes the most sense for their organization.

Carefully read the criteria listed in the applications to see which funding stream is most appropriate for your organization.

For more information, see the  grants page

Grantor: Gannett Foundation A Community Thrives

Range: $25,000- $100,000
Deadline: June 30, 2022

A Community Thrives is a grantmaking and crowdfunding program from the USA TODAY NETWORK, which includes USA TODAY and Gannett’s hundreds of local media brands. The initiative is part of the Gannett Foundation and supports nonprofit organizations with projects focused on community building. Since 2017, the program has helped to distribute more than $17.7 million from donations and grants across the nation. 

For the 2022 A Community Thrives campaign, the application process will run from June 1st at noon ET through June 30th at 9:00 p.m. ET. The fundraising portion of the challenge will be on July 18th at noon ET and run through August 12th at 9:00 p.m. ET.

For full details, see the program page.

Grantor: JEHH Memorial Fund

Range: up to $10,000

Deadline: June 30, 2022

At the Jill E. Harrington Hanzalik Memorial Fund, our mission is to provide the stepping-stones for
children to chase and achieve their dreams. Through fundraising initiatives, corporate support, and public donations, the Fund provides financial assistance to young people in areas critical to success including health, education, life skills, and empowerment.

In celebration of Jill’s ambition, JEHH looks to partner with nonprofit organizations that can benefit from additional financial resources. Grants of up to $10,000 are distributed by the JEHH committee to create an atmosphere for children of all ages to accomplish their dreams.

» Organizations must be a 501(c)(3) organization or in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) status and provide appropriate documentation.
» The main organization’s mission is to support children through health, life skills and/or empowerment programs.
» Showcase a clearly defined vision on how these financial resources will help you achieve your goal(s) including the community impact and effectiveness of this project.
» Organizations must provide a project/ program budgetwith itemized breakdown of how funds will be used.
» Funds must be provided for youth 18 years of age or younger.
» Information must be submitted outlining board of director’s names, affiliations, and addresses.

Visit to download the application for the 2022 grant cycle.

Grantor: Asian American Futures and Gold House

Range: 10 prizes totalling $500,000

Deadline: June 30, 2022

Asian American Futures and Gold House are proud to announce the 2022 Gold Futures Challenge (GFC) will open on Monday, May 2nd. The GFC is an online model for philanthropy that annually awards ten prizes ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 to Asian American and Pacific Islander (“AAPI”) organizations that ensure our communities are Seen, Heard, Empowered and United. 

The Gold Futures Challenge aims to unite AAPIs across the country behind common goals and inspire increased participation among all generations of AAPIs in philanthropy, volunteerism, civic engagement and social innovation. In addition to awarding grants and mentorship, the Gold Futures Challenge will provide an online space for the public to learn about a wide range of innovative and impactful projects and programs across the country that will improve AAPI communities. Each completed application will be promoted on the GFC website on its own page with buttons for direct donations and ways for people to volunteer for the project.

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

For more details, see the program page.

Grantor: Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs

Range: to be announced
Deadline: to be announced

FREE Grant Workshops

Focus on the Arts – Wednesday, August 31 at 6pm

Focus on History – Wednesday, September 7 at 6pm

Location: Atlantic County Library – Mays Landing Branch

Registration is required. If you are unable to attend the workshop specific to your interests, please attend the other session, as parts of the applications are similar and any questions regarding the application can be answered after the presentation.

GrantorThe Horizon Foundation for New Jersey

Range: varies

Deadline: August 31, 2022 is next of four cyclical deadlines

Application Guidelines
The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey only considers requests submitted by organizations located in New Jersey that have tax-exempt classifications under Sections 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation will consider funding the state or regional office for organizations with multiple chapters or multiple affiliates operating in New Jersey. The Foundation will also consider funding local chapters or affiliates of organizations with state or regional offices by invitation only.

Considerations for higher education applicants New Jersey universities and accredited colleges may submit one grant application per calendar year through their institution’s foundation.

Organizations should meet the following criteria:

  • Mission should promote health or the arts in New Jersey communities
  • The program to be supported must align with the Foundation’s funding priorities
  • Be able to identify specific and measurable short- and long-term objectives
  • Must be located in and serve New Jersey communities
  • Have demonstrated experience with the activities described in the funding proposal
  • Should not duplicate the work of other organizations already supported by the Foundation within the same geographic area
  • Have a current and satisfactory financial audit conducted by a Certified Public Accountant (required for all organizations, including those whose incomes are under $500,000)
  • Agree to the Foundation’s financial and narrative reporting requirements for monitoring purposes
  • Have a longstanding reputation for credibility and integrity


The geographic location of the organization and communities served by the program will be taken into consideration.

Specifically, grants to arts and cultural organizations will be by invitation only and limited to the following geographic areas in the state where Horizon BCBSNJ has office locations:

  • Burlington County
  • Camden County
  • Essex County
  • Mercer County
  • Monmouth County


The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey only accepts electronic grant applications. To apply and to see full requirements, please visit the program page

GrantorPrinceton Area Community Foundation

Range: varies

Deadline: June 21, 2022

The Princeton Area Community Foundation is offering the opportunity for nonprofits to seek funding for five of its grantmaking programs in one consolidated process. This Call for Proposals opened on May 10, 2022.

This new system provides an opportunity for grant seekers to have access to a diversified pool of funds and have flexibility to determine their needs for funding in a comprehensive manner. Nonprofits conducting work in our regional footprint, will be able to determine their eligibility and apply for grants from our Community Impact Grants, the Fund for Women and Girls, NextGen Fund Giving Circle, Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Community Development Fund, and the COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund.

We created this approach by drawing on lessons learned during the pandemic. When our COVID-19 Fund was established, we moved swiftly to support our nonprofit partners, awarding over $3.6 million in grants to local nonprofits that were feeding our neighbors, helping them with childcare, education and housing, providing mental and physical healthcare and other social service needs.

This unprecedented level of support was possible because we huddled with partners, held thoughtful conversations, and streamlined our approach toward grantmaking. The goal was to simplify the entry-point for grant applicants, provide flexibility, and manage a diverse pool of funds with distinct requirements and timelines. We are aiming to collaborate funding in a more consolidated manner and would like to continue to seek feedback from the nonprofit community and our grantmaking partners.

Changes to Community Impact Grants

We will launch a new round of Community Impact Grants as part of this Call for Proposals.

This year, we are continuing our partnership with the Burke Foundation and welcome Janssen. Both funders are adding their responsive grantmaking funds into the Community Impact Grants process.

Community Impact Grants will offer unrestricted funds. We will ask nonprofit applicants to identify where their need is greatest, and we will allow for flexibility. We will build in opportunities for conversation and deliberations, regardless of funding decisions. Our goal is to continue to learn, and to fund for long-term impact in our region.

Application Process

Grant applicants are invited to apply through our online grants portal by answering basic questions designed to determine eligibility to apply for any of our grants.

By answering some additional questions, we will be able to determine which funds an applicant can solicit. The system will allow applicants to complete individual requests for funds that meet their criteria.

How to Apply