The Princeton Area Community Foundation, in collaboration with other community leaders, has created a COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund.

People in our region, particularly our low-income children, families, and seniors, will face increased struggles because of reduced or lost income, food and housing insecurity, health needs and childcare needs related to school closures. We will partner with our nonprofit community to address the immediate and long-term needs of our region.

As information is rapidly changing, we are communicating with government leaders, private foundations and nonprofit organizations to assess local needs.

We are also inviting donors and funding partners to join us to ensure our region is served.

We have waived our administrative fee for this fund, so 100% of donations can be directed to those in need. (Gifts by credit card are assessed fees by our merchant services.)

Learn more about the fund here.

We have a tremendous outpouring of leadership support, with over $2.4 million in funding. But we know much more will be needed. To date, we have received more than $4.1 million in requests for funding. If you are looking for an effective way to help the most vulnerable, we hope you will consider joining us. To donate online, click the button below. Recommend a grant to the COVID-19 Fund from your Donor Advised Fund, via our Donor Central portal. If you would like to mail a gift or donate via wire transfer, click here for instructions.


For more information or support, please contact:

Nelida Valentin
Vice President, Grants & Programs
Email Nelida Valentin for information about applying for a grant

Michael Nuno
Senior Director, Philanthropy 
Email Michael Nuno for information about donating to the fund

Funding Partners To Date

Thank you to our initial partners who came together to support our community with $1 million for the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund. Following that initial outpouring of support, our generous community continued to make gifts to our fund, and we have now raised a total of over $2.4 million.

Leadership Supporters

Princeton Area Community Foundation | Betty Wold Johnson | George H. and Estelle M. Sands Foundation | Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Bunbury Fund at the Community Foundation | The Burke Foundation | Princeton University

Major Supporters

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation |Fund for Women and Girls at the Community Foundation | NJM Insurance Group
Horizon Foundation for New JerseyJanssen | Billtrust | Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation | Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation      Szaferman Lakind | GlenmedeBryn Mawr Trust | Investors Foundation