About Us

One of the oldest private foundations in America.

Mission

To improve the lives of children and families in Newark, New Jersey, and to protect water resources and preserve open space statewide.

To fulfill its Newark mission, the Foundation seeks to improve educational outcomes for young people, stabilize and revitalize distressed neighborhoods, improve the quality of the urban environment, promote civic engagement and leadership, increase job opportunities, help children develop into healthy, creative adults, and strengthen fragile families.  Statewide grantmaking related to the environment targets the New Jersey Highlands the Pinelands National Reserve, and the Kittatiny Ridge & Valley Region.

History

Victoria Foundation is one of the oldest private foundations in America. Hendon Chubb created the Foundation in 1924 in order to improve the lives of those less fortunate than himself. Named for his mother, Victoria, the Foundation provided assistance to needy individuals through the 1950s. In the 1960s, the foundation began focusing more on Newark and especially on access to education, enrichment, and job opportunities as well as social justice issues such as civil rights and poverty.

Our Staff

Irene Cooper-Basch
Irene Cooper-BaschExecutive Officer & Secretary of the Board
Stephanie Greenwood
Stephanie GreenwoodProgram Officer
Craig Drinkard
Craig DrinkardAssociate Director
Joseph Matara
Joseph MataraDirector of Finance & Administration
Erin Johnstone
Erin JohnstoneGrants Manager
Chasity Davis
Chasity DavisOffice Administration
Mateus Baptista
Mateus BaptistaProgram Officer
Jessica Debrah
Jessica Debrah Program Associate

Our Board

Frank Alvarez (President)

Henry Amoroso

Ana Baptista

Michael Catania

Sally Chubb

Robert Holmes

Robert Johnson

Franklin Parker

John Parker

Margaret Parker (Vice President)

Denise Rodgers

Sarah Chubb Sauvayre

Bei Saville, Grizel Ubarry

Gary Wingens (Treasurer)

A. Zachary Yamba

Irene Cooper-Basch (Executive Officer and Secretary)

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Location

Victoria Foundation
31 Mulberry Street, 5th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

Contact

Ph. 973-792-9200
Fax 973-792-1300
e-mail info@victoriafoundation.org

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