Meet Our Spring 2023 Grantees

NJCH Announces $272,408 in Grant Awards to 22 Organizations

The funded projects range from a museum exhibit on pioneering Black press magnate T. Thomas Fortune to an interview series capturing the stories of individuals with experience in the child welfare system to cultural programming for citizens who have returned home from prison. Many projects focus on amplifying under-told stories from the Garden State’s history and many of its communities.

“This grant funding represents support for a mixture of new projects and ongoing, important work,” said Carin Berkowitz, Ph.D., executive director of NJCH. “In that way, it mirrors the fundamental purpose of the humanities, examining our history and culture in ways that shape our current understanding of the world.”

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Counties Represented

Featured Grantees

RCSG Support Group welcome guests, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and US Congressman Donald Payne. Newark, (Action / $15,000)
To support the implementation of Ritual4Return, an arts-based dialogic cultural program exploring the many dimensions of mass incarceration, reentry, and homecoming for citizens who have returned home from prison. Read more
CASA Essex County logo Newark, (Action / $15,000)
To support recorded interviews conducted by and with individuals who have experience with the child welfare system to document the historic, systemic problems that have led to disproportional representation of families of color and the impoverished. Read more
Icon for The Black Press Exhibit Red Bank, (Action / $15,000)
To support the creation of a permanent exhibit highlighting Fortune’s leading role in the Black Press, including his final years as publisher of the New York Age. Read more
Lambertville, (Incubation / $15,000)
To support production of a new installment of “The Price of Silence,” a popular documentary TV series on NJ PBS exploring the history of Black New Jerseyans. Read more
Walt Whitman Bridge spanning the Delaware River, aerial photo Highlands, (Incubation / $15,000)
To support “River Relationships,” a story-gathering project focused on Camden residents’ experiences in relation to pollution of the Delaware River. Read more
CivicStory logo Summit, (Incubation / $12,210)
To support the addition of a humanities journalist to the newsroom staff for a four-month evaluation period. Read more

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