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COVID-19 Briefing #2 (4.8.20) – Relief Funds

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Gathering Ground’s Statewide Conversations — COVID-19 Response

Call #2 – April 8, 2020

Topics: NJCC’s Garden State Relief Fund & NJ’s Philanthropic Response

Guest speaker #1: Joe Palazzolo, Program Director, Education & Early Care – New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC)

Guest speaker #2: Craig Weinrich, Director of Member Services – Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

Resources shared by speakers and participants during the call include:

  • NJ Technical Assistance & Pro bono (free) Support in applying for funding & managing remote work
  • Funding Sources
  • Resources for Nonprofits Serving Individuals with Disabilities
  • Helping Frontline Workers
  • State & National Resources
Download the full summary and resources links here.

“Thank you for hosting Communities in Conversation. Having the opportunity to build new partnerships, share resources and problem solve with such a wide variety of community stakeholders was remarkable! The framework and format used created a truly valuable experience for everyone. I look forward to participating in future events like this.”

– Jaime L. Angelini, MA, DRCC, AMTP, Statewide Director of Disaster Services and Special Projects at the Mental Health Association