We will be offering a closer look at some of the programs and organizations supported by Community Foundation grants. Grant recipients past and present are invited to tell our readers more about the work they do. Stay tuned for future features!
 
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Thank you to our community partners and grantees at the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank for inviting Community Foundation staff and donors to tour their 15,000-square-foot facility in Ewing Township! 

Mercer Street Friends: A Vital Community Link

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In 2013, Sustainable Jersey’s Mercer County Sustainability Coalition was formed as an effort to bring sustainability-minded individuals and organizations together with the intention of networking and collaboration. 

Mercer County Sustainability Coalition: Achieving Regional Goals through Collaboration

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In 2009, the Intersect Fund launched from a Rutgers University dorm room with just $1,000 in seed money and a bold objective: To help individuals in urban areas acquire loans to grow their businesses and improve or establish a credit history. 

The Intersect Fund—Giving a Boost to East Trenton

The Princeton Area Community Foundation, the community foundation serving
 central New Jersey, has awarded $475,000 in competitive grants to 19 local
 nonprofit organizations that build social capital (the shared will and networks needed to tackle community problems) and provide
 opportunities to low-income individuals and families. The grants, supporting organizations that create shared will and 
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Nineteen Local Nonprofits Awarded $475,000 from Princeton Area Community Foundation and Partners

Public education, in its very essence, is changing. Whether that movement relates to pedagogy, curriculum, the Common Core or related standardized testing, students and teachers are undergoing a transformational shift unseen in a generation. As that shift occurs, the Center for Supportive Schools is ensuring that everyone—from administrators to parents to students—on the same page when addressing student needs. 

Center for Supportive Schools Brings the Community to the Table

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From cultivating citizens as “political navigators,” “citizen journalists,” and members of Trenton’s Ethics Board, Impact Trenton refocuses good government practices to include not only City Hall, but also the neighborhoods and organizations that serve the people of Trenton.  

Impact Trenton Works Toward a Better Future

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LALDEF, launched from the Princeton-based Latin American Task Force in 2004, serves the Latino community by defending and promoting civil rights, and providing access to health care and education for low-income Latin American immigrants. 

LALDEF Hones Skills, Broadens Capacity, to Help Immigrants

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Interfaith Caregivers, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps meet the concerns and special needs of the homebound elderly and people with disabilities in Mercer County, NJ, has a policy: Never say no. 

Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County Has One Approach to Helping Area Elderly and Disabled: Never Say No

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Artworks promotes artistic diversity by fostering creativity, learning, and appreciation of the arts. Its classes, exhibitions, and events aim to make art accessible to the entire community. 

Artworks Trenton: Organizing to Elevate the Trenton Arts Scene

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The Community Foundation has a long history of helping nonprofits be the best they can be. Often behind the scenes, we offer perspective and skills to help organizations grow.  

Trenton Children’s Chorus

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