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The Schumann Fund for New Jersey, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-02-29

At A Glance

The Schumann Fund for New Jersey, Inc.

21 Van Vleck St.

Montclair, NJ United States 07042-2373

Telephone: (973) 509-9883


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $27,025,807

Total giving: $1,375,300






Established in 1988 in NJ

Purpose and Activities

Support primarily for 1) early childhood development; 2) environmental protection; 3) school innovation; and 4) local activities directed at solving community problems within Essex County.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Early Childhood Development

The fund supports efforts to heighten the chances of academic and social success for young children, especially the urban poor, by supporting programs and policies that provide good quality early childhood education and care to children from birth to eight years old. The fund considers proposals that improve the quality and accessibility of early childhood education, provide innovative ways to improve training and compensation of teaching staff, and promote system-wide improvements in education and program quality.

Environmental Protection

The fund supports the conservation of natural resources, the revitalization of New Jersey's urban centers, and the restoration and protection of New Jersey's environment. The fund believes that the sound and coordinated land use planning, at regional, state, and local levels, and sustainable economic growth are essential to this goal. The fund supports efforts in land preservation and parkland creation; it also provides help toward cooperative efforts in community development and outreach, education, and environmental clean-up activities.

Essex County

Funding priority is directed toward support for local programs in Essex County directed at meeting community needs, with a particular focus on social and educational services for families with young children that will have a long-term impact on addressing community problems. The fund focuses on proposals that work with neighborhood residents to identify community needs and to plan and implement programs that address these concerns. Funding is also directed toward education, emergency assistance, child care, and to services that address the needs of the country's growing multilingual population.

Public Policy

The fund supports efforts that will enhance the informed discussion of important policy issues facing the State of New Jersey, particularly in the areas of school reform and educational innovation, environmental planning and protection, and effective delivery of educational and social services to families with young children. The fund thus considers proposals that examine issues in and develop initiatives towards improving education, employment, and community and human services within the state.

Fields of Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Early childhood education
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Environment
  • Human services
  • Public affairs
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $27,025,807 (market value)

Expenditures: $2,130,693

Total giving: $1,375,300

Qualifying distributions: $1,768,380

Giving activities include:

$1,375,300 for 84 grants (high: $50,000; low: $500)