Empowers first-generation college students, students of color, and those from low-income backgrounds by equipping them with skills, networks, experiences, and confidence to secure strong first jobs.
One Day Can Make a World of Difference, Thanks to You!
We’re calling on Rutgers Nation to support one (or more!) of over 20 worthy local partners that embody your Rutgers values.
Take a moment to select the value below that speaks to you most. Then browse the corresponding list of charitable partners and make your best gift.
It’s that quick and easy! By rallying together in the spirit of generosity, we can show the community and the state of New Jersey what Rutgers Nation can achieve.
Provides a positive, healing atmosphere that propels young people to build strong futures and break the cycle of violence and poverty.
Helps families achieve their full potential and build strong, healthy relationships. Workshops, mentoring, referral services, support groups, and recreational activities from I Dare to Care support families in all aspects of their lives.
Empowers youth on their journey to become community leaders by providing programs that offer a safe haven and support their educational, social, emotional, and physical growth.
Supports “opportunity youth” (young people ages 16-24 who are not in school or working) by transforming the way they are educated and prepared for postsecondary careers, learning, and life.
Empowers, cultivates, and inspires young women to succeed in every aspect of their lives. These program services are coordinated and implemented through partnerships with public middle and high schools in Camden.
Works with people of all faiths and backgrounds to challenge unjust systems and promote lasting peace. AFSC is guided by the Quaker belief in the divine light of each person.
Engages artists, social advocates, and communities to create transformative new work. coLAB Arts aims to create more livable, sustainable, and exciting environments through art.
As the leading anti-hunger organization in our state, the FoodBank purchases and collects food for distribution, helps people in need through SNAP application assistance, reaches communities with limited resources through mobile pantries, and encourages others to get involved.
Harnesses the power of food to break the cycle of poverty, alleviate hunger, and change lives. Elijah’s Promise serves over 375,000 free meals a year throughout central New Jersey.
Fosters collaboration in our community at the intersection of environmental, food, and racial justice to promote the health and well-being of Newark residents. Programs expand access to green spaces, nutritious food, wellness education, and youth development.
Serves 50,000 Newark and Essex County residents annually as the state’s largest Latinx-led organization. La Casa de Don Pedro programs operate under three central pillars: early childhood, healthy homes, and community empowerment.
Supports performance training for local kids, educational initiatives for New Jersey schools, and free arts events throughout the city of Newark.
Encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Engages citizens and decision-makers in the protection of our watershed and beyond through science, education, land preservation, and advocacy.
Provides opportunities for every Jewish student at Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus to deepen their connection to Jewish identity and community.
Lightens the burden, maintains normalcy, and improves quality of life for families whose children are facing cancer, sickle cell, and other serious health challenges.
Helps children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer by funding treatment and research. Kier’s Kidz aims to find cures for rare pediatric cancers like rhabdomyosarcoma, which took Kiersten Hickman-Perfetti’s life at age 22.
Seeks to create a world without Alzheimer’s disease. All funds raised will support Alzheimer’s and dementia research and help bring awareness of this horrific disease.
Advances maternal health awareness. The foundation believes that expecting parents deserve equal education on the risks associated with the mother as well as the child.
Helps individuals living with spinal cord injury and their families by supporting quality of life initiatives and emerging therapies that will lead to cures. Launched in 2013 by former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand, Team LeGrand is a fundraising arm of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.