We celebrate our generous community.

In 2019, Community Foundation funds made grants totaling about $17 million to support the critical work of nonprofits.

Community Foundation Operating Endowment Funds

An Operating Endowed Fund is a powerful, permanently restricted fund that provides critical annual operating support to the Community Foundation while producing investment returns growing the fund for the future.  The following very generous endowed funds have been set up to support the Community Foundation in perpetuity:

Blair – Reichelderfer Fund
Alexander K. & Sara L. Buck Fund
Judith & William Burks Endowment Fund
Stuart Carothers Operating Endowment Fund
Field Family Fund
Thomas & Archer Harvey Fund
Herbert and Mary Hobler Operating Endowment Fund
Evelyn V. Johnson – Thomas Gardner Paynter Endowment Fund
Moore Gates Jr. and Audrey W. Gates Operating Endowment Fund
Nancy W. Kieling Fund

Donor Advised Funds

Fund donors make grant recommendations

*Bold type designates endowed funds set up to support our communities today and forever.

2125 Pelican Fund
Herbert and Fay Abelson Fund
Alsup Family Fund
Rebecca Annitto’s Service Opportunities for Students (SOS) Fund
Anonymous (30)
Aprovecha Fund
Susan and Charles Artandi Fund
Gabriel Asfar Fund
Aspire Fund
David J. Bachner Memorial Fund 
Baldwin-Sieck Family Fund
Katherine Benesch Charitable Fund
B. S. Berlin Foundation Fund
Richard & Jeanne Besser Family Fund
Dr. Louis B. Boxer Memorial Fund
Boyer-Rohlf Family Fund
Henry and Barbara Broad Fund
Bromley Family Fund
Alexander K. and Sara L. Buck Fund #2
Caroline G. Buck Fund
H. R. Buck Fund
Harrison and Nancy Buck Fund
N. Harrison Buck Jr. Fund
Bunbury Company Fund in Honor of Samuel W. Lambert III
The Bunbury Fund
Burke Foundation Fund
Judith and William Burks Fund
Whip Burks Family Fund
James and Kathleen Cahill Charitable Trust Fund
Neville & Marjorie Campbell Fund
Vincent and Sonia Canterelli Charitable Fund
Stuart Carothers Family Fund
Gilbert/Castellana Family Fund
Change the World Fund
Chiang and Chin Memorial Fund
Stephanie Chorney Legacy Fund
Gail & Skip Cimino Fund
Circle of Anonymity Fund
Morton and Donna Collins Fund
Jared Colon Memorial Fund
Considine Family Fund
Michael Robert Damato Memorial Fund
Dawn Day Fund
D’Arcangelo and Dippold Family Fund
Giulana Grace D’Aria Memorial Fund
Jim and Jean Davidson Fund
David Dobkin and Suzanne Gespass Fund
Denny Knight Family Fund
Dobson Family Fund
Dodson Emerson Family Fund
Douglas Family Fund
Elizabeth J. Doverman & Ezra D. Rosenberg Fund
Egan Fund
Ellerslie Fund
Kurt W. Engelbert III Memorial Fund
Erickson Family Fund
F & K Fund
Ken and Caryl Field Fund
Fineburg Family Fund
Fannie and Jim Floyd Fund
Food for Thought – Haiti Fund
Ferencz Family Fund
Fund Your Enthusiasm
The Fred and Gael Gardner Fund
Gibson Fund
Gips Fund
Girgus/Chimacoff Family Fund
Dr. Linda Gochfeld Charitable Fund
Andrew and Carol Golden Fund
Gordon Family Fund
Rachel and Charles Gray Fund
James Q. Griffin Memorial Fund
Margaret Griffin & Scott Sillars Fund
Gordon and Llura Gund Fund
Gordon and Llura Gund #2 Fund
John and Margaret Harper Fund
Harris Family Fund
Harrison’s Smile Fund
Harvey Fund
Katherine Hatton and Richard Bilotti Fund
Sylvia Taylor Healy Fund
Katherine Hempstead and Andrew Haughwout Fund
Virginia Hendrickson Fund
Herst Family Fund
Elissa S. Herst Fund
Herbert W. Hobler Fund
Hodder Mahmoud Fund
Rush Holt & Margaret Lancefield Fund
Honu Nai’a Charitable Fund
Jonathan Horner Memorial Fund
Cynthia S. and William L. Horr Jr. Fund
James & Lynn Hyman Charitable Fund
Janssen Pharmaceuticals Bridge to Employment Fund
J. B. Delta Fund
Jackson Family Fund
Allen N. and Ann L. Jones Family Fund
Pamela S. and John F. Kelsey III Fund
Kestrel Fund
Kieling Family Fund
Norman and Nancy Klath Fund
Knowledge Without Borders Fund
Koch/Gelertner Family Fund
Kuau Hana Charitable Fund
Olivia Michelle Kuenne Rainbow Fund
Jeanne A. LaPlaca Fund
Michelle Larkin & Dawn Nee Family Fund
LAWsgiving Fund
Ann and Leighton Laughlin Fund
Peter and Dorothy Lawson-Johnston Fund
Leder Fund
Syril Lerner Fund
Richard J. and Neil Ann S. Levine Fund
William and Nancy Lifland Fund
Lighte Grant Family Fund
Lumenaria Fund
Christine Macken Memorial Fund
Ronald and Helena Macklin Family Fund
Maggion Family Fund
Reverend Joseph P. Marron C. M. Fund
Shirley and Art Martin Fund
Wade & LeeAnn Martin & Family Fund
David Mathey Fund
Mayhall Family Fund
McAlpin Fund
Doug McCune Fund
Sean McGrath Fund
Hella and Scott McVay Fund
Miller Family Fund
D. P. Miller Fund
Minter – Yuan Family Fund
Margaret Morgan Fund
David S. Mulchinock Fund in Memory of Rolf & Margot Polack
Alexander Muñoz Memorial Fund
Alexandra Marty Murphy Fund
Music Together Education Fund 
William & Dorothy Noonan Fund
NRG Energy Fund
O’Hara Family Fund
Ober Family Fund
One Vet @ A Time Fund
Otto Family Advised Fund
J. A. Padhoven Fund
Jeremy & Danielle Perlman Family Fund
Els and Peter Paine Fund
Parmar Family Fund
Elly and Giorgio Petronio Fund
Physician and Patient Asthma Education Fund
Plebney Trust
Plough – Valentine Family Fund
PNC Fund
Allen D. and Rhona W. Porter Fund
Pratt Family Fund
PMRCC Community Development Fund
Princeton Hook & Ladder Company Fund
Princeton September 11th Memorial Fund
Princeton Transit Trust Fund
Protage Charitable Fund
Ravindranath Fund
Reichelderfer-Blair Fund
Rittenberg Dyer Family Fund
John & Kathryn Rizzo Fund
Roberts Family Fund
Robert’s Rule Fund
Robichaud Fund
Robins Family Fund
Diana Rochford Memorial Fund
Roddy Scott Fund
Julie Luster-Roell & William Roell Fund
Rosso-Maguire Fund

Russo Philanthropic Fund
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President’s Grant Fund
RWJF Special Contributions Fund
Ryan Donor Advised Fund
Sanderson Family Fund
Sapoch Family Fund
Schaeder/Batterman Family Fund
Bill & Ashley Schofield Family Fund
Schreyer Fund
Schwartz Family Fund
Shackelford Family Fund
Reshmi & Mahmood Siddique Fund
Martin Siegel Community Fund
Sienkiewicz Family Fund
Sigal Family Fund
Simone Family Fund
Spinner Family Fund
Stark & Stark Philanthropic Fund
Ellen and Albert Stark Foundation Fund
Austin C. and Ann P. Starkey Fund
Sandra Starr Local Journalism and Research Fund
Fritz Stern Fund
Warren and Andrea Stock Family Fund
Stone Family Fund
Taft and Partners Charitable Fund
Rush Taggart Fund
Penny and Ted Thomas Fund
Troll Family Fund
Twenty-Five Dollar Fund 
Ullmann Family Fund
Vakkas Fund
Anne VanLent Fund
Martha and George Vaughn Fund
David and Karen Waldman Fund
John D. Wallace, Jr. Memorial Fund
Wallace-Gibson Grandchildren’s Fund
Warner Family Charitable Fund
Cathryn & Roger Waters Learning Is For Everyone (L.I.F.E.) Preschool Education Fund
Theodora and Fong Wei Fund
Weidner Family Fund
Virginia L. & Jonathan Weiner Charitable Fund
Karen Wells Family Fund
F. Helmut and Caroline S. Weymar Fund
Wingmead Trust
Myra and Van Zandt Williams Jr. Fund
Donald and Susan Wilson Fund
Winant Family Fund
Bob and Barbara Wolfe Charitable Fund
David T. Zing Memorial Fund
Jody Zoll Memorial Fund

Designated Funds

Providing recurring gifts to one or more nonprofits

*Bold type designates endowed funds set up to support our communities today and forever.

Blair Family Fund
Judith & William Burks Designated Fund
Alicia Cascallar Memorial Fund
Alexander Michael Dodson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Gilder Park Revitalization Fund
Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership Fund
Hamilton Park Montessori School Fund
Hobler Tribute Fund
Rush Holt & Margaret Lancefield Designated Fund
Rush Holt & Margaret Lancefield Designated Fund #2
J. Seward Johnson Sr. Environmental Education Fund
J. Seward Johnson Sr. Princeton Recreation Scholarship Fund
Nancy’s Fund
MacMillan Fund for the Arts
Martin Family Fund
Shirley Martin Fund
Margaret Mayhall Moore Fund
PHS Class of 1968 Scholarship Fund
Aimee Eve Polak Memorial Fund
Province Line Fund
Religious Ministries PHCS, Inc. Endowment Fund
Arnold E. Smolens Memorial Fund
Lloyd H. Snyder Music Fund
Martha MacGoey Sollenberger Memorial Fund in Honor of Marcia Wood, Founder, Trenton Community Music School
Spirit of Princeton Fund
Leslie “Bud” Vivian Memorial Fund
Wallace Fund

Field of Interest Funds

Supporting specific areas of charitable interest, such as health, the arts, education or the environment

*Bold type designates endowed funds set up to support our communities today and forever.

Census 2020 NJ Counts Fund
COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund
Diane Dixon Fund
Educational Initiatives Fund
Environmental Fund
Glass Impact Fund
Kuser Arts Fund
Lion Woodward Education Fund of the Rotary Club of Trenton
Chris Lokhammer Fund
Mental Health Fund
Next Gen Giving Circle Fund
New Jersey Arts & Culture Recovery Fund
George W. Prall Fund
Princeton Youth Fund
Safe Child Fund of NJ
Trenton Arts Endowment Fund
Trenton Funders Collaborative Fund
Fund for Women and Girls
Liz Gray Erickson Fund of the Fund for Women & Girls

Scholarship Funds

Tuition support and recognition to area students

*Bold type designates endowed funds set up to support our communities today and forever.


Princeton Post No. 76, American Legion Dr. Henry J. Frank Scholarship Fund
Bethany Scholarship Fund
Frank Clark Memorial Fund
Frank, Ada, and Elizabeth Compton Scholarship Fund
M. Elizabeth Cordwell Scholarship Fund
Shirley Irons Forrest, Class of 1938 and John R. Forrest, Class of 1937 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Thomas George Fund
Sandra M. Glazier Memorial Fund
A. Myrtle Hensor Teaching Scholarship Fund
Institute for Advanced Study Pre-School Scholarship Fund
Janssen Pharmaceuticals Bridge to Employment Scholarship Fund
William F. Johnson Jr. Fund  
Lion Woodward Education Fund of the Rotary Club of Trenton
Louise Maas Allied Health Professions Scholarship Fund
Ronald and Helena Macklin Scholarship Fund
NRG Howard Cosgrove Scholarship Fund
Michael McGarry Skowronek Memorial Scholarship Fund
Mary Elliott Wislar Memorial Scholarship Fund

Nonprofit Funds

Enabling nonprofits to partner with us and benefit from our investment experience and capacity-building guidance

*Bold type designates endowed funds set up to support our communities today and forever.


101, Inc.
ARC Mercer
Arm in Arm
Arts Council of Princeton
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County
Blue Bears Fund
Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County
– Hilton & Lorraine Anderson Boys & Girls Club Fund
– Lois Dilts Coleman Boys & Girls Club Fund
– David Der-Arakelian Boys & Girls Club Fund
– Moore Gates Jr. Boys & Girls Club Fund
– Sheehy & Molinelli Boys & Girls Club Fund
– Herbert F. Moore Boys & Girls Club Fund
– James A. Vinson Family Boys & Girls Club Fund
D&R Greenway Land Trust
Friends of the New Jersey State Museum
Friends of the Princeton Public Library
Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey
Grounds For Sculpture
Junior League of Greater Princeton
Lawrence Township Education Foundation
Lead New Jersey
Morven Museum & Garden
NAMI Mercer
National Junior Tennis & Learning of Trenton
New Jersey Council for the Humanities
New Jersey Policy Perspective
New Jersey Press Foundation
PEI Kids
People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
Plainsboro Free Public Library Foundation
Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central & Southern New Jersey
Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey
Princeton Charter Foundation
Princeton Community Housing
Princeton Education Foundation
Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad
Princeton Girlchoir
Princeton Nursery School
Princeton Pro Musica
Princeton Public Library
Princeton Senior Resource Center
Princeton Symphony Orchestra
Rotary Club of Princeton Foundation
SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals
Senior Care Services of NJ
SERV Behavioral Health System
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
The Princeton Festival
Trent House Association
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
Trenton Cyrus Foundation
Trenton Music Makers
Trinity Church
United Way of Greater Mercer County
Van Harlingen Historical Society
Waldorf School of Princeton
Work Environment Council of New Jersey
Young Audiences Art for Learning New Jersey & Eastern PA

Community Grantmaking Funds

Sustaining our Community Grantmaking program

*Bold type designates endowed funds set up to support our communities today and forever.

All Kids Thrive Fund
Tristan Beplat Fund
Charles L. and Ann Lee Brown Fund
James E. and Diane W. Burke Fund
Judith & William Burks Community Grantmaking Fund
Jane M. Campbell Fund
Community Impact Grants Fund
Esther Y. Eure Fund
Founders’ Fund
Fund for Mercer County
Archer and Thomas Harvey Fund
Eleanor V. Horne Special Community Needs Fund
Evelyn V. Johnson – Thomas Gardner Paynter Endowment Fund
J. Seward Johnson Sr. Fund
Nancy W. Kieling Fund II
LVC Fund
Fund for Mercer County
Leroy E. “Brick” Purvis Charitable Fund
Robert Wood Johnson III Fund
Barbara B. Smoyer Memorial Fund
Marjorie R. Smoyer Fund
Stanley C. Smoyer Fund
Speir Fund
Frank E. Taplin Jr. Fund
Trenton Fund
Weymar Fund
Whitehead Fund
Willy N. Fund

For more information or support, please contact:

Marcia Shackelford
Chief Philanthropy Officer
Email Marcia Shackelford