The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF) was created to address the economic, social and medical impact of Covid-19 on New Jersey’s most vulnerable citizens.
Since March, the NJPRF has raised $37 million and provided over $19 million in aid to 460 non-profits in all 21 counties in New Jersey. Over 60,000 donors from across every county in New Jersey, every state in the United States, and eleven countries have donated to NJPRF. Thanks to the generous underwriting of administrative expenses, every dollar raised by NJPRF has gone directly to those in need.
From March through June, NJPRF prioritized areas most impacted by the pandemic. Through a rigorous grant program led by some of the state’s leading corporate and private foundations and companies, the NJPRF distributed $19 million to over 460 non-profit organizations best situated to provide urgent relief to vulnerable communities. Areas of priority included food security, healthcare hubs, telemedicine, education assistance, housing relief, help for small businesses and direct cash assistance to immigrants who were left out of government funding.
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, and New Jersey advances its phased reopening plan, the NJPRF continues with its mission to help New Jersey’s most vulnerable by investing in strategic, and sustainable solutions to drive statewide impact and systematic change.