The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF)

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The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) improves community life through its work in education, public health, civic engagement, the arts, philanthropy, and the environment. Central to its success is fostering collaboration among local governments, school districts, businesses, non-profits, and citizen groups. Our partners are building stronger communities in Northern New Jersey by answering the question, "What can we accomplish together that we cannot alone?"

Recent News

Northern NJ Community Foundation's ArtsBergen Announces Call for Artists for 'Live Mural Painting'

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative announces a call for visual artists for 'Live Mural Painting' at the Main Music Art Brew & Fare in Hackensack, New Jersey. The event takes place on…

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Open Mouth Insert Foot With Noted Choreographer Claire Porter at Northern NJ Community Foundation's Connect the Dots

Bergen County, NJ -- Join members of the arts community, municipal and community leaders and business owners at the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative's Connect the Dots event, Open Mouth Insert Foot, a comedic…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation's The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Fund Awards First Scholarship

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund announces the award of its first $1,000 scholarship to Jesse Phalanukorn. The Fund awards an annual scholarship to benefit a student enrolled in…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Grant to Summer Camp for Bereaved Youngsters

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) announces the award of a $2,000 grant from the NNJCF's The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund to Atlantic Home Care and Hospice's Camp Clover in Morristown, New Jersey. The…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation's Frank DeLorenzo Memorial Scholarship Fund Gives First Scholarship to Leonia High School Artist

Hackensack & Leonia, New Jersey - The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) The Frank DeLorenzo Memorial Scholarship Fund names Leonia High School senior Ula Goldstein of Leonia, New Jersey as its first recipient. The NNJCF donor…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Launches Fund in Memory of DeAnna Stark Pasciuto

Morris & Passaic Counties, New Jersey -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation announces the launch of The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund. The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund honors…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation's Frank DeLorenzo Memorial Fund Honors Creator of Leonia Elementary School's Official Song

Bergen County, N. J. -- The memory of Frank DeLorenzo, a 1964 graduate of Leonia High School, carries on through a fund established in his honor.DeLorenzo, who passed away in 2017, grew up in Leonia, New Jersey and had a passion for the arts.**The…

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Being a Good Friend Wins a Leonia High School Senior a Scholarship

Hackensack, NJ -- Friendship and being a good friend to others is important.The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) The Class of 1964 Ralph Gregg Memorial Scholarship Fund announces Leonia High School senior Ethan Edelman of Leonia,…

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Introduces Public Art, 'The Path of Us', on Hackensack and Bogota Border

Bergen County, NJ -- The community came together to celebrate the official installation of a new art piece, *The Path of Us*:*A Public Art Fence Weaving*, bordering Hackensack and Bogota, New Jersey.During Bogota's 125th anniversary commemoration on…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Names 2019 Scholarship Recipient in Remembrance of Terrorist Victim Darren Drake of New Milford

Bergen County, New Jersey -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) Darren Drake Memorial Fund names New Milford High School graduate Leanna Akguc the second recipient of a $2,000 scholarship award.This NNJCF charitable, donor…

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Community Invited to Create 'The Big Weave' at Olsen Park

Bergen County, N. J. -- The community is invited to install a public art piece together at the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative's 'The Big Weave'. This artistic endeavor represents the final phase of the…

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Connect the Dots in 3D at NNJCF's ArtsBergen Networking Event

Create and network at the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative's Connect the Dots workshop, The Path of Us: A Public Art Fence Weaving. Meet and be inspired by artists, community members,…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Announces Artist Selected to Create Public Art: “Demarest Place Walkway Mural”

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative announces the selection of artist Damien Mitchell to create a public art mural for Creative Hackensack's "Demarest Place Walkway Mural" in Hackensack,…

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Community Invited to Create The Path of Us: A Public Art Fence Weaving

Get involved in a new public art project that will be installed on a heavily trafficked fence pathway between Bogota and Hackensack, New Jersey near the Midtown Bridge. Sign up for the Northern New Jersey Community…

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Art Brings Community Together: Northern New Jersey Community Foundation Awards Grant to Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Fund for 14th Annual Englewood Idol

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), a not-for-profit organization based in Hackensack, New Jersey, awarded a grant of $1,100 to the Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Fund at the Academies@Englewood for the fourteenth…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation's Build-A-Village Art Exhibit Unveiled

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) Build-A-Village, an art-centric collage display created by senior citizens in Bergen County, New Jersey, was unveiled in a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 17. The…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation's Public Art Build-A-Village for Seniors Opens Community Foundation Week

From November 12-18, 2018, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) joins more than 780 community foundations across the United States celebrating Community Foundation Week. The Northern New Jersey…

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Call to Action! Bring Englewood's Liberty School Back to Life

Project LIBERTY, an initiative of the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), invites all residents of Englewood, New Jersey to attend a public forum to discuss the possible uses of the vacant Russell C. Major…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation's Connect the Dots Makerspace Expo

If you enjoy creating art, designs, inventions, woodwork, crafts, or other products, come to the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen next Connect the Dots event, Makerspace Expo, on Monday, November 5.…

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Build a Village: Free Public Art-Making Workshop Series for Senior Citizens to Launch in Englewood

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) invites seniors, ages 55 plus, who live, work, shop, volunteer, enjoy, or have a connection to Englewood, New Jersey to register for Build a Village, free public art-making workshops to create…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Grant for Genocide Education to Bergen Community College

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) announces the award of a $2,000 grant from the NNJCF's Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund to the Center for Peace, Justice & Reconciliation (PJR) at Bergen Community College…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Announces Scholarship Awarded in Remembrance of Terrorist Victim Darren Drake of New Milford

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) Darren Drake Memorial Fund announces New Milford High School graduate Christian Pavone was named the fund's first recipient of a $2,000 scholarship award. This NNJCF charitable,…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Announces Call for Artists for Creative Hackensack’s “Demarest Place Walkway Mural"

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative announces a call for artists for Creative Hackensack's "Demarest Place Walkway Mural" in Hackensack, New Jersey. ArtsBergen, an initiative of the…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Announces Leonia High School Senior Awarded The Class of 1964 Ralph Gregg Memorial Scholarship

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) charitable fund, The Class of 1964 Ralph Gregg Memorial Scholarship Fund, announces Leonia High School senior Sayid Elmoudni of Edgewater, New Jersey was named the 2018 recipient.…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Launches Fund Established in Memory of New Jersey Terrorist Victim

The legacy of terrorist victim Darren Drake continues with the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's Darren Drake Memorial Fund. Drake, who died in the terrorist attack in New York City on October 31, 2017, grew up in New…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Supports Regional Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit in Madison

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), a leader in creative placemaking in the region, returns for a third year as a sponsor at The Northeastern Corridor Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit. This year's…

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Repurpose Buildings for Arts and Culture at Northern NJ Community Foundation's Connect the Dots

What can a community do with an underused building? Find out at the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) ArtsBergen's Connect the Dots event, Repurposing Buildings for Arts and Culture, on Thursday, May 17. The…

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Connect the Dots at Northern NJ Community Foundation's Brew and Song - February 12, 2018

Join the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) ArtsBergen for the first 2018 Connect the Dots event, Brew and Song, on Monday February 12. The fun kicks off at The Alementary Brewing Co., 58 Voorhis Lane,…

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Community to Come Together Through the Arts in Englewood - Northern New Jersey Community Foundation Awards Grant to Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Fund for 13th Annual Englewood Idol

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) announces the grant award of $1,200 to the Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Fund at the Academies@Englewood for the 13th Annual Englewood Idol talent competition's program. The grant…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Celebrates Community Foundation Week

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) joined more than 780 community foundations across the United States to celebrate Community Foundation Week, November 12 to 18.  Created in 1989, the week raised awareness about the vital role…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Grants for Armenian Genocide Education and Higher Ed Scholarship

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) announces the award of $3,000 in grants from donor advised funds to nonprofit organizations.  The awards were made from the NNJCF's Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund and The Class of 1964…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Scholarship to Leonia Resident

       The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's Class of 1964 Ralph Gregg Memorial Scholarship Fund announces the award of a $1,000 scholarship to Kyle Russell of Leonia, New Jersey.  The NNJCF, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Grant Remembers Late Wyckoff Resident

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund announces the award of a $2,000 grant to the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU).  The NNJCF, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization based in…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Grants for Armenian Genocide Education and Higher Ed Scholarship

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) announces the award of $3,000 in grants from donor advised funds to nonprofit organizations. The awards were made from the NNJCF's Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund and The…

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