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NEW 2012-2013 Annual Report

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Grantee Spotlight Stories

Learn more about recent recipients of Greater Mercer Grants in these new features.

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What is the Community Foundation?

We promote philanthropy and help generous people to give effectively.

We support local nonprofits with grants, advocacy, and professional guidance.

We are a nearly $100 million and growing investment in the future of central New Jersey. Learn more and join us

Featured Publications

  • 2014 Scholarships Announced

    The Community Foundation awarded and renewed 27 scholarships totaling more than $80,000. Below is a list of winners (updates pending): Read more →

  • 2014 Spring Greater Mercer Grants: Who Applied?

    The Community Foundation will provide support in the following three categories: program or project support for work that can make a real and sustainable difference in the lives of low-income people operating support for organizations that work primarily with low-income people efforts to build the social capital of the region more » Read more →

  • Transition and Succession: Nancy Kieling, President

    If you take a quick look around you will see a growing trend of baby boomer executives leaving their positions. Delayed by the 2008-2009 recession, the pace is picking up. And now it is the Community Foundation’s turn. Transition is a time of change, challenges, grieving, and new beginnings. What more » Read more →

  • The Nonprofit Sector Isn’t All One

    By Nancy Kieling As you may have heard, I will only have this special perch for a short time longer. As I move through the year, I’d like to bend your ears with some of the hard-won truths of my work. Below you’ll find the first in an occasional series more » Read more →

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