Council on Foundations – www.cof.org
An organization to promote effective grantmaking among Foundations, this website has resource information, publications for sale, and other organizational links for Foundations in all fields of interest.
Foundation Center – www.fdncenter.org
This non-profit organization provides information on trends and Philanthropy news for free. This site also includes a Foundation Finder that has addresses, websites, grant categories and available resources.
Guidestar – www.guidestar.org
This site provides background information on 620,000 nonprofit organizations. They include volunteer opportunities, financial records, donation information and contact names and numbers.
Action Without Borders – www.idealist.org
This non-profit organization that promotes expanding resources, sharing ideas and fostering volunteerism has a site that that allows people to search for the right organization for their needs. Find a volunteer opportunity, a local organization in your field or sources for information on a specific subject.
Jewish Funders Network – www.jfunders.org
This is the website of an organization of Jewish grantmakers. There are individuals as well as Foundations involved. The site provides information on upcoming events; issues and trends of interest to Jewish people who fund Jewish and non-Jewish organizations.
Doctors Without Borders – www.dwb.org
International Relief Organization that provides medical service and medication following disasters and to countries in dire need.
The York Street Project – www.yorkstreetproject.org
This Jersey City, NJ organization run by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace works with homeless and economically disadvantaged women and children. The Nurturing Place is a caring environment for growth and learning of developmentally delayed children from infancy-9 years old.
The Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University – www.jewishstudies.rutgers.edu/
Created in 1996, the center, run by Director Yael Zerubavel presents programs for the local community ranging from lectures to the upcoming Jewish Film Festival. The Center also includes a Jewish Resource Center and an undergraduate Jewish Studies Degree.
George Street Playhouse – www.georgestplayhouse.org
Located in New Brunswick, NJ George Street Playhouse presents a season including world premieres as well as second stage productions and special events. The foundation provides operating support and assistance to the Outreach Company that appears in schools throughout the state of New Jersey. For information call (732) 846-2895 or check out their website.
New Israel Fund – www.nif.org
This group supports Israeli organizations working for Religious Pluralism and Tolerance, Civil and Human Rights, Jewish and Arab Equality and Coexistence, Improving the Status of Women, Bridging Social and Economic Gaps, and Environmental Justice. For more information check out their website or call them at (202) 842-0900.