Planning Year 2020


As Victoria Foundation approaches the end of a century of giving, we feel the time is right to take a step back and consider how to have the greatest possible impact in light of the needs, challenges, and opportunities Newark faces today.

The Victoria Foundation provides grant support in the following program areas:


Connecting Newark youth with high-quality educational experiences.



Protecting and stewarding NJ’s open space & promoting environmental health and justice in Newark

Neighborhood Development

Improving quality of life and supporting strong community organizations in Newark’s neighborhoods

Youth & Families

Expanding access to high-quality youth development programs and services to fragile families

At a Glance

Team Members
Years of Giving
~$11M in grant awards each year

Featured Initiatives

Victoria Foundation PRI Fund

Victoria Foundation is piloting a new tool for helping nonprofit partners improve lives for children and families in Newark.  Through Program Related Investments (PRIs), foundations can make funds available in the form of low-cost loans for projects that advance their missions.  Victoria is experimenting with two types of PRIs: low-interest...

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Collective Impact Initiatives

Newark now boasts a number of initiatives that bring together a number of partners to push for a collective goal – in education, health, public safety, youth engagement, and more.  Victoria Foundation helped launch and support a number of these initiatives. Check out some of the initiatives underway today: Newark 2020- an...

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Pi Chubb Field Trip Fund

 In  2017 Victoria Foundation granted $1 Million to Pi Chubb Newark Field Trip Fund to support field trips for Newark students. The Pi Chubb Newark Field Trip Fund is now open to schools and youth serving non-profits including summer youth programs! This fund was started two years ago to support additional...

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Victoria Foundation Public School Grantmaking

  Victoria Foundation has a new fund to support innovative one-year pilot projects at Newark Public Schools that fall outside of the school's regular budget. These projects can be managed by school personnel or by a nonprofit partner that applies along with the school. Eligible projects must fall into one of...

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Victoria Foundation Study Trip Fund

Current grantees who wish to learn more about a particular issue or examine a best practice up close are invited to apply to this fund, which can cover travel expenses for small groups. If interested, please complete the application form below: {BreezingForms:event , 1 , 0}

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Thriving Neighborhoods Initiative

Victoria Foundation has launched an effort to deepen its impact by working with resident leaders and community stakeholders to target and leverage its investments in neighborhoods.  With the intention of making a 7 to 10 year commitment, the Foundation is working with partners in Fairmount Heights and Upper Clinton Hill...

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News & Blog

Executive Officer’s Report

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​At the end of the 19th century, a phenomenon of free market capitalism emerged that resulted in growing inequality and a concentration of wealth by a privileged few, including Andrew...

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Sandy's Orchard

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On Sunday, October 28th, trustees, staff, and the family of Gordon "Sandy" Millspaugh, Jr. gathered along with the leadership of Avon Avenue School, local gardeners, and representatives from Greater Newark...

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Investing in Urban League of Essex Count…

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One of the stated goals of Victoria's Thriving Neighborhoods Initiative is to leave a stronger nonprofit sector in place when the Foundation transitions to work in other Newark neighborhoods. In...

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