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The Fund for New Jersey


Last profile update: 12/29/2017
Last grant data update: 04/10/2018

At A Glance

The Fund for New Jersey

1 Palmer Sq., Ste. 303

Princeton, NJ United States 08542-3718

Telephone: (609) 356-0421


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Politics






Incorporated in 1969 in NJ as successor to The Florence Murray Wallace Fund established in 1958 - Founded by the late Charles F. Wallace and Martin F. Tiernan. Charles F. Wallace was the inventor of an automatic chlorinating device used by municipal utilities to purify water. Along with his friend and business partner Martin F. Tiernan, he founded Wallace & Tiernan Company in 1911. They broke new ground in 1913 by developing a machine that would automatically pipe chlorine gas into a Boonton, New Jersey stream that was polluting the Jersey City water supply.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation works to improve the quality of public policy decision-making on the most significant issues affecting the people of NJ and the region. The foundation's grantmaking advances systemic and sustainable solutions to public problems through the work of policy, advocacy, analysis and organizing.