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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?"

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Celebrates Earth Month and Announces Partnership With Hackensack Public Schools to Address Flooding and Water Pollution in the City of Hackensack

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation celebrates Earth Month and announces a partnership with the Hackensack Public Schools district to address the problem of flooding and water pollution in Hackensack. The partners plan to…

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Share Your Ideas at the Environmental Art Brainstorming Session

Hackensack, NJ -- Share your ideas at the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s (NNJCF) Environmental Art Brainstorming session. The session will take place at the Hackensack Performing Art Center’s (HACPAC) gallery on the lower…

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Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's ArtBergen Announces Call for Artists for Public Art Roster

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) announces a call for local, regional and national public artists for inclusion on its artist roster. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis now through June 30, 2024.…

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Bring the Family to an Environmental Arts Workshop: Art Class and Community Conversation/ Clase de Arte y Conversacíon Comunitaria

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) invites the community to attend an environmental arts themed workshop, Art Class and Community Conversation/ Clase de Arte y Conversacíon Comunitaria. Bring the family to…

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"Beyond the Wall: Developing Digital Content Illuminating The Black Women's Mural" to Launch During Women's History Month in Englewood

Bergen County, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) opens Women's History Month in March launching "Beyond the Wall: Developing Digital Content Illuminating The Black Women's Mural". The NNJCF's ArtsBergen initiative plans to…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Launches "Beyond the Wall: Developing Digital Content Illuminating The Black Women's Mural" in Englewood

Englewood, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) opens Women's History Month in March launching "Beyond the Wall: Developing Digital Content Illuminating The Black Women's Mural". The NNJCF's ArtsBergen initiative plans to…

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Environmental Justice Alliance to Hold February Community Meeting in Hackensack

Hackensack, NJ -- If you are seeking solutions to flooding in Hackensack, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) invites the public to attend the Environmental Justice Alliance’s third community meeting. The meeting takes place at…

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Environmental Justice Alliance Community Meeting to Take Place in Hackensack

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) invites the public to attend the Environmental Justice Alliance’s second community meeting. The meeting takes place at The Second Reformed Church, and is free. This meeting…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Awarded First-Time PSEG Foundation Grant

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) announces the organization was awarded a PSEG Foundation grant of $7,500 to support the Green Infrastructure for Environmental Justice and Flood Mitigation Program. The project…

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Mental Landscapes - A Conversation with Kelsey Zlevor

Hear Urban planner, Kelsey Zlevor, discuss in an online, live interview with the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s Executive Director, Leonardo Vazquez, her research, Mental Landscapes! Learn about her work to make public spaces be…

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Late Wyckoff Resident Remembered With Foundation's Grant to Therapists for Armenia, Inc.

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) joined more than 1,000 community foundations nationwide to celebrate National Community Foundation Week. During the week, the NNJCF, a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Scholarships to Teaneck Grads and Announces 2023 Grants

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) joined more than 1,000 community foundations nationwide to celebrate National Community Foundation Week. During the week, the NNJCF, a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Grants to Creative Placemaking Communities of South Orange and CivicStory of Summit

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) joined more than 1,000 community foundations nationwide to celebrate National Community Foundation Week. During the week, the NNJCF, a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Scholarship to Leonia High School Graduate

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) joined more than 1,000 community foundations nationwide to celebrate National Community Foundation Week. During the week, the NNJCF, a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization…

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Community Leaders Honored at Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) honored community leaders in Bergen County, New Jersey at its 25th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at AURA Restaurant & Bar in Hackensack, New Jersey.…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Opens National Community Foundation Week and Announces 2023 Grant Awards

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) joins more than 1,000 community foundations nationwide to celebrate National Community Foundation Week from November 12-18, 2023. During this week, the NNJCF, a not-for-profit,…

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Green Infrastructure for Environmental Justice Community Meeting to Take Place in Hackensack

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) invites the public to attend the “Green Infrastructure for Environmental Justice Community Meeting”. Join the NNJCF and find out about an exciting project to help…

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Foundation Celebrates Arts and Humanities and Jersey Arts Month With Free Public Art in Bergen County

Hackensack, New Jersey – In observance of National Arts and Humanities Month and Jersey Arts Month, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) invites people in the area to see public art and online programming available for free in…

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Northern New Jersey Community Foundation to Honor Community Leaders at 25th Anniversary Celebration

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) will honor community leaders at its 25th Anniversary Celebration. The celebration will be held at Aura Restaurant & Bar. The festivities feature a cocktail reception with…

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Hackensack Stormwater Flooding and Combined Sewer Overflow Webinar Rescheduled to October 30

Hackensack, NJ -- What is the City of Hackensack doing to reduce flooding and overflows of its sewer system? Find out the strategies the city is using in the webinar, How Hackensack is Working to Reduce Flooding and Combined Sewer Overflow,…

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Barrels O’ Art on Display in the City of Hackensack. Hackensack Residents and Organizations Invited to Sign up to Receive a Free Rain Barrel

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation- ArtsBergen (NNJCF) celebrates National Arts and Humanities Month throughout October. During the month, the NNJCF invites the public to see the “Barrels O’Art” exhibit,…

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Foundation Opens October With Arts and Humanities Month Community Invited to See Public Artwork, Flood Theater, in Oradell

Hackensack, New Jersey – During October, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF)-ArtsBergen joins arts organizations and communities nationwide in celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month. The NNJCF-ArtsBergen initiative…

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Northern New Jersey Community Foundation to Celebrate 25th Anniversary With a Game Show Program Featuring Improv Comedy Group, Howdy Stranger

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) will hold its 25th Anniversary Celebration. The festivities feature a cocktail reception with appetizers, a wine/beer open bar, an interactive game-show style awards ceremony…

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How Hackensack is Working to Reduce Flooding and Combined Sewer Overflow Webinar

Northern New Jersey Community Foundation and the City of Hackensack to Present Webinar: How Hackensack is Working to Reduce Flooding and Combined Sewer Overflow Hackensack, NJ -- What is the City of Hackensack doing to reduce flooding and…

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Northern New Jersey Community Foundation Welcomes Two New Members to the Board of Trustees

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) announces the addition of Leslie J. Lipka, M.D., Ph.D., FACC and Mary Call Blanusa to the Board of Trustees. Lipka is a cardiologist now working as an Executive Director in…

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Community Invited to Participate in Creation and See the Reveal of the Public Artwork, "Flood Theater", in Oradell

The public artwork, "Flood Theater", raises awareness about flooding in municipalities along the Hackensack River. Hackensack, NJ -- The community is invited to attend the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF)-ArtsBergen's unveiling of…

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See Artists Paint Live in "Art Takes the Bench!" on National Night Out in New Milford

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) ArtsBergen invites the public to watch three artists paint live themed designs on benches in "Art Takes the Bench!" in New Milford on National Night Out. The fun takes place in…

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AARP Awards Highly Competitive 2023 Community Challenge Grant to Northern New Jersey Community Foundation

The grant supports the foundation's initiatives to mitigate flooding in the City of Hackensack. Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) announces the organization received a Flagship Grant through the 2023 AARP…

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Visual Artists Wanted for "Barrels O' Art" in Hackensack

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's Arts Bergen announces a call for ten visual artists and/or artist teams to design and paint murals on ten rain barrels in the City of Hackensack. Each rain barrel serves as a canvas…

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Call for Artists Announced for 'Art Takes the Bench' in New Milford, New Jersey

Hackensack, NJ – The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's ArtsBergen and the Borough of New Milford announce a call for three visual artists or artist teams to design and paint murals on three public benches in three public parks for the…

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Environmental Justice Documentary, American River, Coming to Hackensack Performing Arts Center. Discount Tickets for Students Announced.

Hackensack Riverkeeper's Captain Bill Sheehan to Participate in Talk Back After Film Screening Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) invites youngsters and young adults to attend and be inspired by the special…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation to Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Showing of Environmental Justice Film, American River, at Hackensack Performing Arts Center

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) celebrates its 25th anniversary with a screening of the documentary film 'American River', an inspiring and entertaining movie about the evolution of the troubled Passaic River. …

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Northern New Jersey Community Foundation Names Leonardo Vazquez Executive Director

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's board of trustees (NNJCF) announced the appointment of Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP as the organization's Executive Director. Vazquez comes to NNJCF with more than 30 years of experience…

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Public Invited to Help Create a Public Artwork to Raise Awareness About Flooding Along the Hackensack River

Hackensack, NJ -- Are you concerned about flooding from the Hackensack River? Attend the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's ArtsBergen initiative's Flood Theater Community Workshop to raise awareness about the devastating effects of flooding…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation's Partnership Awarded $75,000 Grant for Community-Led Sustainability Project in Hackensack

Grant award provided by Partners for Places, a project of The Funders Network Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) in partnership with Greater Bergen Community Action (GBCA) and the City of Hackensack received a…

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Black Women and Black Suffragists Mural Revealed in Englewood, New Jersey

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen hosted the official public reveal of "The Black Women's Mural" painted by artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, in a celebration at the Women's Rights Information Center…

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Foundation Spotlights Food Insecurity and Donates Turkeys to Help People in Bergen County

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) celebration of National Community Foundation Week from November 12 through November 18 and National Philanthropy Day on November 15 highlighted the escalation of food…

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Painting of Mural Celebrating Black Women Suffragists and Black Women Launches in Englewood. Reveal Scheduled for November 14, 2022

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen announces the launch of the painting of "The Black Women's Mural: Celebrating Black Suffragists and Black Women in Englewood" on the Women's Rights Information…

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Black Women's Mural to be Painted and Revealed During ArtsBergen's Celebration of National Arts and Humanities and Discover Jersey Arts Month

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative joins thousands of arts organizations, programs and communities nationwide to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month and Discover Jersey Arts Month…

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Community Foundation Receives NJ DEP Coastal Flooding Arts Grant. Call for Artists Announced

Hackensack, New Jersey - The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) announces the award of a New Jersey Department of the Environment Community-Based Arts grant of $22,000. The NNJCF, a not-for-profit organization based in Hackensack, was…

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Rally for the Arts Results in Half a Million Dollars for Bergen County

Bergen County, NJ -- The rallying cry from the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's ArtsBergen and the arts community to Bergen County's Board of Commissioners and County Executive James Tedesco III resulted in increased funding for the arts.…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Grant to Stockton University Foundation for Scholarship and Women's Soccer

Hackensack, New Jersey -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund awarded a grant of $4,000 to Stockton University Foundation in Galloway, New Jersey. The NNJCF's grant supports the DeAnna Stark…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Fourth Annual Scholarship to Leonia High School Graduate to Study Animation and Fine Arts

Hackensack, New Jersey-- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) Frank DeLorenzo Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded Pilar Carranza, a graduate of the Leonia High School class of 2022 in Leonia, New Jersey, its fourth annual…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation's Jannie Smith Legacy Fund Presents Scholarships to Students of Color Impacted by Family Member Battling Cancer

Bergen County, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's The Jannie Smith Legacy Fund awards its 2022 scholarships for $1,000 each to twins Kassidy Frempong and Kaydence Frempong of Teaneck, New Jersey, who will attend Hampton University…

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Regional Foundation Awards Morristown Nonprofit Grant to Support Summer Camp for Bereaved Youngsters

Hackensack, New Jersey -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund awarded a grant of $3,000 to Atlantic Visiting Nurse of Morristown, New Jersey to benefit Camp Clover. The NNJCF, a regional…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Provides Support With Fiscal Sponsorship to Hasbrouck Heights Green Team

Bergen County, New Jersey -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation announces its support of the Hasbrouck Heights Green Team with a fiscal sponsorship. The grassroots green team based in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey undertakes a mission to…

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Foundation Continues Legacy of New Milford Terrorist Victim Darren Drake With Scholarship Award in His Memory

Bergen County, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) Darren Drake Memorial Fund named New Milford High School 2022 graduate Anthony Scrivanich the fifth recipient of its scholarship award. The NNJCF, a not-for-profit…

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Leonia High School Senior Awarded Scholarship for Being a Good Friend, Student and Athlete

Hackensack, NJ -- Being a good friend to others, student and athlete matters. The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) The Class of 1964 Ralph Gregg Memorial Scholarship Fund announces Leonia High School senior Richard Cho was named…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Announces Call for Artists for Summer Busking Street Performance Program

Bergen County, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's ArtsBergen initiative announces an open call for artists to apply to the Sack Business Alliance’s Summer Busking Program in the City of Hackensack, New Jersey. The Northern…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation's DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund Awards Grant to Wayne Council of PTOs

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund awarded a grant of $5,000 to the Wayne Council of PTOs to support local youth and provide for healthy and mindful opportunities with a…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Grant to Armenian International Medical Fund for Cochlear Implants

Hackensack, New Jersey -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) announces the Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund awarded a grant of $13,5000 to the Armenian International Medical Fund (AIM Fund) in Glendale, California. The grant…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Grant to CancerCare for Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund continued its support of organizations providing services to help children dealing with the loss of a loved one from cancer. The NNJCF…

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