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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Featured Grantees

Graphic with information about Bayard Rustin and the namesake center Princeton, (Action / $15,000)
To support the development of a repository of the papers, artifacts, and ephemera of Bayard Rustin, chief organizer of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and advocate in the civil rights, nonviolence, and gay rights movements. Read more
Camden, (Action / $15,000)
To support a teen fellowship program that, using social and emotional learning lenses, teaches resiliency, emotion regulation, and empathy through literacy and digital media skills. Read more
Preserve Shady Rest Scotch Plains, (Incubation / $15,000)
To support the development of an inclusive master plan for the historic interpretation and public experience of Shady Rest Golf & Country Club (1921), a National Historic Landmark. Read more
Turkish Cultural Center New Jersey logo, a red square with the organization name in white block lettering Wayne, (Incubation / $15,000)
To support an exhibition taking visitors on an enlightening journey through the profound contributions of Islamic civilizations. Read more
Haddonfield Public Library Logo Haddonfield, (Action / $3,000)
To support the curation of 3-4 traveling trunks that feature hands-on exploration of historical topics relating to the Borough’s history. Read more
Bildner Center Film Posters New Brunswick, (Action / $10,173)
To support a series of public community events, a film discussion and virtual book clubs, in conjunction with a symposium, “Black Americans, Jewish Americans: Historical Intersections, Collisions, and Passings." Read more

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