BERGEN COUNTY — The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation is working with area nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable populations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to launch the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. 

The public is invited to help by making a donation to the Fund that will provide support to small nonprofit organizations with limited budgets providing assistance on the front lines in Bergen County.

In collaboration with its partners, grantees and community leaders, the Foundation is gathering information about how municipalities and residents — especially low-income children, families, and seniors in the county — are being impacted by the pandemic. The Fund will support small local nonprofits encountering increased demand for services and supplies, while also confronting difficult financial choices about whom to serve and how. Nonprofits providing arts programs and services in the county to build community engagement in a time of isolation will also be supported.

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"Bergen County residents face increased struggles because of reduced or lost income, food and housing insecurity, health expenses and childcare needs impacted by COVID-19,” said Michael J. Shannon, President, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation. “The public can make a difference at this critical time to help small nonprofit organizations respond and provide direct services to our neighbors in need by making a contribution of any size.” 

Individuals, businesses, and organizations may find additional information and contribute to the NNJCF's COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund by visiting

Make a Donation

Contributions may also be sent by check made out to 'The Northern NJ Community Foundation', with 'COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund' entered in the memo line, to: the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, 1 University Plaza, Suite 128, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601.  Donations are tax-deductible, as permitted by law.  

For further information, contact or 201-568-5608.

About Northern New Jersey Community Foundation

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization based in Hackensack, focuses primarily on civic engagement, education, the environment, public health, and the arts. NNJCF works with local governments, school districts, businesses, non-profit organizations, and citizen groups in Northern New Jersey to improve community life. The Foundation's partners identify and resolve regional problems and opportunities by talking and learning from each other, by sharing ideas, best practices, services, and resources.