FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood was just voted "Best Small Town in New Jersey" by New Jersey Monthly, and those of us who live here can tell you why. Our first responders are at our homes in minutes when a crisis arises, we have a small-town library with big-town services, we are lucky to have a tight-knit community which supports many youth and senior programs, and we have a top-notch school system and a revitalized downtown. 

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, is GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.  For the Love of Fanwood, please consider a donation to the Fanwood Community Foundation (FCF).

Founded in 1998 by Fanwoodians Bob and Carol Kraus, Fred Chemidlin, and Ted Frankenbach. It was established to help where the needs are the greatest and the benefits to Fanwood and its citizens are most substantial and to provide public-spirited donors with a vehicle for using their gifts in the best possible way now and in the future, thereby providing for inevitable change. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible. 

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To date, FCF has given $24,000 back to our community. This year our grants supported the Fanwood Rescue Squad, Caring Contact, the Tiny Tim Fund, the Fanwood Volunteer Fire Department, Rockin’ for Autism, and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS Project Graduation.

Donating is easy! To use a credit card or Paypal, visit You can also mail a check to P.O. BOX 242, Fanwood, NJ 07023. Let’s keep our community strong and support those who support us.

Board of Trustees
President: Peter Chemidlin
Vice President: Nancy Magelinski
Secretary: Stephen Magelinski
Treasurer: Neil F. Schembre
Board Members: Dave Clausen, Sara Harrison Johnston, Thomas Ryan, Jen Cooney and Judi Guttenberg Lynch