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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 to Hold 'Improving Food Security Through Gardening'

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) will hold the webinar, Improving Food Security Through Gardening, on Wednesday, June 30 at 6:00 p.m.  The public will learn what they can do personally in their own gardens,…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Grant to Cancer/Care/ for Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund awarded a first time grant of $2,000 to Cancer/Care/ of Paramus to benefit Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp in Mount Pocono,…

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Renaissance Man Receives Rotary Club of Englewood's Community Service Award

Hackensack, NJ -- Michael Shannon, President of the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), was honored at The Rotary Club of Englewood's virtual gala with the Community Service Award in recognition of his contributions to the community.…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation's ArtsBergen Announces Call for Visual Artists, Graphic Designers

Bergen County, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's ArtsBergen initiative announces an open call to artists. Visual artists or graphic designers may apply. The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) is a not-for-profit…

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Art Brings the Community Together

Northern New Jersey Community Foundation Awards Grant to Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Fund for 2021 Englewood Idol Bergen County, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), a not-for-profit organization based in Hackensack, New…

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Get an Inside Look at ArtsBergen's Connect the Dots: 'Studio Sneak Peek' - Featuring Artists in a Virtual Tour of Their Studios

Hackensack, NJ - Get a sneak peek of three artists' work from their studios in the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative's Connect the Dots on Wednesday, April 21.  The Connect the Dots 'Studio Sneak Peek' will…

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Black Women Suffragists will be Celebrated on Mural in Downtown Englewood

Hackensack, NJ -- Who were the Black women suffragists and what challenges did they overcome to win women the right to vote? The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) plans to identify and recognize their contributions on the co-created…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Appoints New Members to the Board of Trustees and Environmental Advisory Board

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) announces the addition of four members to the Board of Trustees and the appointment of four members to the newly created Environmental Advisory Board. These four members of…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Invites Artists to Share Their Work in ArtsBergen's 'Studio Sneak Peek'

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen invites artists living or working in Bergen County, New Jersey to apply to 'Studio Sneak Peek'.Three artists from the visual and performing arts will be selected to…

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'Hackensack Is On The Rise' Poster Project Installed in Main Street Businesses

Hackensack, NJ - The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative, working with the City of Hackensack, announces the installation of the 'Hackensack Is On The Rise' poster project.  Graphic designer and visual…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Responds to Heightened Needs of Children in Foster Care During the Holiday Season

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) is brightening the holidays for children in foster care in the region with grants of $1,000 each to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Highlights Food Insecurity With Donation of Turkeys for Seniors

Hackensack, NJ ? The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) recent celebration of National Community Foundation Week spotlighted the growing concern of food insecurity in Bergen County. Food insecurity, defined as the limited or…

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Climate Action and Food Insecurity to be Highlighted During Northern NJ Community Foundation's Celebration of National Community Foundation Week

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) joins community foundations nationwide to celebrate National Community Foundation Week, November 12-18, 2020. During this week, the NNJCF, a nonprofit organization based in…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Grant to Stockton University

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund awarded a $2,000 grant to Richard Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey. The grant provides support for a scholarship to a student…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund Announces Grants to Arts Organizations

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) announces the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund awarded 39 grants to nonprofit arts agencies and nonprofits providing arts programs and services. These nonprofit organizations provide…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund Awards Over $300,000 to Nonprofits in the Region

Northern New Jersey, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) announces a second round of 109 grants totaling $323,000 from its COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. The grants, averaging $3,000, were awarded to nonprofit, 501(c)(3)…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Launches 'Hackensack on the Rise' Poster Project With County Grant Award

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative continues its work with the City of Hackensack to create a vibrant downtown with the launch of 'Hackensack on the Rise' poster project. This program is…

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

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund awarded a $2,000 grant to Atlantic Home Care and Hospice to benefit Camp Clover in Morristown, New Jersey. Based in Hackensack, New Jersey, the…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Grants to Community FoodBank of New Jersey and Yale University

Hackensack, New Jersey - The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) Andrea Tilbian Halejian Memorial Fund announces two grant awards in 2020. The NNJCF donor advised fund donated $5,000 to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and $10,000…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation's Frank DeLorenzo Memorial Scholarship Fund Awards Scholarship to Leonia High School Senior

Hackensack, New Jersey - The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) The Frank DeLorenzo Memorial Scholarship Fund announces Mikoto Ozawa, a graduate of the 2020 class at Leonia High School, of Leonia, New Jersey received its second…

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Northern New Jersey Community Foundation Green Team Visits Greens Do Good Vertical Farm

Hackensack, New Jersey -- Montclair State University’s PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies (ISS) has partnered with the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), offering them one of the Institute’s transdisciplinary Green…

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Foundation Names 2020 Scholarship Recipient in Remembrance of Terrorist Victim Darren Drake of New Milford

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

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Northern NJ Community Foundation's COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund Accepting Second Round of Applications

Hackensack, New Jersey - The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund announces a second round of request for proposals is now being accepted from nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations providing services in…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation's COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund Seeks Public's Support to Help Neighbors in Need

Hackensack, New Jersey - Residents in northern New Jersey struggle from reduced or lost income, food and housing insecurity, health expenses and childcare needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's…

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Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund Raises Nearly $240,000

Hackensack, New Jersey - The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) announces its COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund has raised nearly $240,000 since being launched in late March. The NNJCF's COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, undertaken in…

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Like Your Favorite Artists in Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's Arts Bergen Virtual 'The Daily Arts Dose'

Hackensack, New Jersey - Break up the monotony and the isolation by participating in the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen virtual art social media campaign, 'The Daily Arts Dose'. From Monday, May 4 through Wednesday,…

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Northern New Jersey Community Foundation Names New Executive Director

Hackensack, New Jersey – The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), a nonprofit organization headquartered in Hackensack, New Jersey, announces the appointment of Mary Blanusa as the organization's Executive Director. Blanusa, a…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund Awards Nearly $240,000 to Nonprofits. Second Round of Grant Awards to be Made.

Hackensack, New Jersey – The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) announces the award of 54 grants totaling nearly $240,000 from its COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund to nonprofit organizations serving Bergen County. The NNJCF, a…

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Turning Social Distancing Into Creative Connecting: A Virtual Networking Event

Hackensack, NJ -- Spark your creativity and be inspired during this time of shelter in place. Participate in the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative's Connect the Dots series first virtual networking event, Turning…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Partners With City of Hackensack on Technical Assistance Award for Demarest Place ART Walk

Hackensack, New Jersey - The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) is partnering with the City of Hackensack and the Together New Jersey (TNJ) consortium to develop a plan for converting the downtown Demarest Place pedestrian walking into…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Announces Scholarships to Attend Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

Hackensack, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), a leader in creative placemaking in the region, is offering scholarships to attend The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking's Northeast Creative Placemaking Leadership…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Awards Grant to National Blood Transfusion Medical Organization at a Critical Time

Hackensack, NJ -- 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 Vitalant, one of the country's oldest and largest nonprofit transfusion medicine…

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Northern NJ Community Foundation Opens Community Foundation Week with Interactive Art Installation

Hackensack, NJ -- During November, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) joins more than 900 community foundations across the United States to celebrate Community Foundation Week. The NNJCF, a nonprofit organization observing its 21st…

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Interested in Bringing More Life to Hackensack via Arts and Culture? Visit and Activate 'The Hacktivator' Booth!

Hackensack, NJ -- Do you want to see more art and culture in Hackensack? Participate in 'The Hacktivator' project, a unique live and interactive art installation opening and launching at the NJ Transit Bus Station on Atlantic Street in Hackensack on…

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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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