The Foundation can make the greatest impact investing directly in organizations interested in solving the root causes of shortcomings in the Central Jersey Shore area.
When the root cause of issues are addressed, the economic vitality of a community increases.
Vibrant and economically sound communities have strong school systems and abundant educational opportunities, arts-rich programming and access to the arts, and healthcare options that address the needs of the entire population.
Responsive, respectful and trustful relationships are hallmarks of effective grant making.
Effective philanthropy requires collaboration with partners.
Research informs the evolution of practice and policy.
Closely collaborating with government and policy holders will greatly enhance the Foundation’s impact.
Grunin Foundation team experience & influence
Non-profit community, with a keen focus on arts, education and healthcare organizations
Stakeholders (i.e. Chambers of Commerce, Cultural & Heritage Commission)
Government & Policy Makers
Partners/Grantees reputation, experience and influence
Research & data
The Foundation seeks out organizations that focus on arts, education and healthcare.
The Foundation supports programs and collaborations that drive economic development.
The Foundation seeks out partners that solve issues with out-of-the-box, innovative solutions that are scalable and replicable.
The Foundation zeros in on overall capacity issues facing the non-profit sector.
CCAT, capacity building and technical assistance.
Relationship building, consensus building, collaboration, convening, policy work.
Collegial sharing & knowledge exchange.
Support for research.
The Foundation fosters collaboration through 1:1 mentorship, events throughout the year, and group calls on management techniques and other topics pertinent to the portfolio.
Foundation, grantees and peer organizations collaborate and / or advocate.
Programs are considered best-practice and are replicated throughout the state and across the country.
Programs are sustainable.
Research conducted and published.
Overall fundraising capacity will increase outside the Foundation’s giving.
Increased support & support structures for grantees.
More organizations partner in cross-sector community development.
Development of research-based best practices & policy changes in support of the sector.
The Central Jersey Shore thrives because non-profits thrive.
The Foundation and its grantees have a reputation for collaborating and setting a standard of excellence for their sector.
Root-cause problems begin to diminish.
Increase in 20 –44 year olds remaining in, relocating to, or starting their family in the Central Jersey Shore for a better standard of living.
The Central Jersey Shore becomes a tourism destination due to it’s arts and cultural reputation.
Central Jersey Shore Chambers of Commerce see increased membership.
All Central Jersey Shore schools have arts integrated teaching models.
The Central Jersey Shore is NJ’s healthiest place to live.
Increase in the number of doctors residing in and practicing in the Central Jersey Shore area.
Students are prepared academically, financially and socially for success as a result of strong academic pathways, both traditional and non-traditional.