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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 $120 million and growing investment in the future of central New Jersey. Learn more and join us

  • Giving With Your Grandchildren: One Family’s Story

    As a child, John D. “Jack” Wallace learned about philanthropy from his parents. Years later, he and his wife, Happy, wanted to pass those values along to their grandchildren. So, when their eldest grandson was about 10 years old, the Princeton couple created the Wallace-Gibson Grandchildren’s Fund at the Princeton more »

  • Princeton Area Community Foundation Announces New Vice-President of Grants and Programs

    The Princeton Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Nelida Valentin of Trenton will join its staff as Vice-President of Grants and Programs. “We welcome Nelida to our team with great enthusiasm,” said Jeffrey M. Vega, President & CEO of the Community Foundation. “We believe her expertise will help more »

  • Elizabeth “Betsy” McNeilly: Giving Life More Meaning Through Charity

    Elizabeth “Betsy” McNeilly loves her career because it gives her the chance to have conversations about giving life more meaning through charity. The West Windsor resident is a Senior Director of Wealth Management with BNY Mellon Wealth Management. Betsy is a Certified Financial Planner with an MBA in Finance from more »

  • Child Poverty

    We recently held a series of community meetings to announce our plan to focus our Greater Mercer Grants program on the plight of children and adolescents, from birth to age 24, living in poverty.

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