The Association for Children of New Jersey’s advocacy and action have helped make New Jersey a national leader in early care and education. Since 1998 ACNJ has led the effort to bring high-quality, well-planned preschool to children in New Jersey’s poorest cities and rural areas. The Schumann Fund supported ACNJ’s Early Learning agenda.
Early Childhood Development $255,000
The Early Childhood Funder’s Collaborative (ECFC) is an affiliation of foundations and corporate giving programs with interest in early childhood care and education that provides opportunities for networking, information sharing and strategic grantmaking. Our grant provided operating support.
Ironbound Community Corporation is a multi-service community based organization that works with neighborhood residents to develop programs and services to meet the needs of the community. The Schumann Fund supported the development of an Early Head Start program that will demonstrate the impact of high quality infant toddler care on later student well-being and academic performance.
The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) conducts and communicates research to support high quality, effective early childhood education for young children and offers research-based advice and technical assistance to policy makers, researchers and educators. Schumann supports a NIEER assessment of the quality of early care and education services provided to infants and toddlers in Essex County, NJ.
The North Ward Center is one of New Jersey’s largest preschool providers, offering early childhood educational services to more than 600 children each year. The Schumann Fund provided support for a Parenting Education Program for parents of North Ward Center preschool children.
Environmental Protection $70,000
The Schumann grant to Camden Children’s Garden provides operating support to this four-acre park on the Camden riverfront.
The Schumann Fund renewed its support for the Conservancy’s education programming, which serves school children in Essex County.
The Trust for Public Land’s Parks for People program has a proven track record of working with community organizations, residents, and schools to create and maintain safe, accessible recreational space for communities in Newark. The Schumann grant supports their efforts.
Essex County $245,000
The Schumann Fund grant to Community Food Bank of New Jersey supports its Kids Division which provides food, clothing, school supplies and books to children from low-income families.
Essex County Court Appointed Special Advocate helps Family Court judges in Essex County protect the welfare of the County’s foster children. The Schumann Fund supports Essex County CASA’s advocacy for children from birth to age eight.
Our grant to Ironbound Community Corporation provides operating support to this anchor institution in a largely working poor immigrant community in Newark.
The Schumann Fund provided operating support to this 40-year-old multi-service community organization in Newark’s North Ward.
NESF offers comprehensive emergency services to families and individuals facing social, emotional, and financial crises. The Schumann Fund provides operating support.
The Northern NJ Maternal Child Health Consortium founded the Irvington Family Development Center in 1998 as a resource center that offers high-quality educational, health and social supports to families. The Schumann Fund provides support for center operations.
Schumann support goes to The Salvation Army’s Grandfamily Success Center, a center to provide coordinated, comprehensive services to kinship caregivers in northern New Jersey.
The Schumann fund’s supports the community organization’s programs serving young children.
For more than fifty years, Youth Development Clinic’s diverse professional staff has provided high-quality behavioral health services to children, adolescents, and professionals who work with them. Schumann provides operating support.
Public Policy $493,000
The Abbott Leadership Institute educates parents about funding, school improvement efforts and district policy and helps youth and parents organize to improve their schools. The Schumann Fund’s grants supports these efforts.
The Schumann grant supports the continued growth of two Big Picture Schools in Newark and the launch of three additional schools in Essex County.
The Schumann Fund’s grant went to support the Center’s work with youth transitioning out of foster care.
The Council’s goal is to strengthen philanthropy in New Jersey. The Schumann Fund provided general support.
The city of Newark, in partnership with the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, established the position of philanthropic liaison in 2006, to help coordinate the investments of state, regional and national philanthropies. The Schumann Fund’s grant helped to support Philanthropic Liaison.
The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers’ purpose is to strengthen and promote effective philanthropy in New Jersey. Our grant supports the operations of this network of New Jersey grantmakers.
Our grant provides support to enable this network of grantmakers continue outreach, information and technical assistance to current early childhood funders and to implement a state-based initiative to improve early care and education.
Essex County CASA administers a Schumann grant for Undoing Racism training and follow-up activities for the Essex County Model Court community and child welfare service providers to reduce the disproportionate representation of children of color in Essex County’s child welfare system.
Support of this national affinity group enables the Schumann Fund to increase it impact and to learn from the experiences of other grantmakers.
The Schumann Fund’s support for GFE helps build grater understanding among education funders of the value of an investment in early childhood education, and of a focus on policy implementation. It also enables the Schumann fund to benefit from the experiences and knowledge of other education grantmakers.
The Schumann grant supports NJCAEF’s comprehensive foreclosure prevention counseling and asset preservation programs for low and moderate income families living in Essex County.
Our grant supports this network’s efforts to expand its news coverage of New Jersey issues.
As Newark’s Local Education Fund, Newark Trust for Education supports system-wide, sustainable school improvement efforts that are consistent with the community’s values and responsive to children’s needs. The Schumann Fund granted operating support.
Our grant, part of a pooled fund, supports the development of 11 new or redesigned secondary schools in Newark.
The Schumann Fund provided operating support to this local education fund, which, among other efforts, is spearheading a Reading by Grade 3 campaign.
The Schumann grant supports community and parent organizing in New Jersey and leverages national foundation investment in the effort.
Save Our Schools New Jersey was started by eight mothers of Princeton school children who were concerned about cuts in school funding and the impact of charter schools on school budgets. They have grown to an organization with 9,000 members from urban and suburban school districts across the state. Our grant funds will be used to hire two part-time staff members and a part-time technology consultant.
The Schumann Fund grant supports the establishment of the Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellowship program. an innovative residency program for aspiring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) teachers.