We are fortunate in New Jersey to enjoy a great diversity of nonprofit arts, history and humanities organizations that are hard at work improving our lives and building our communities. They tell the moving story of New Jersey’s past and inspire a vision of all we can be as a people, as a State and a Nation. From the American Revolution to the American stage, they help give our children a sound education, celebrate our rich cultural diversity, revitalize our cities, attract tourism and support our economy. They show us who we are and give us pride in our history and accomplishments. Together the nonprofit arts and history organizations of our State contribute over $1.5 billion annually to our economic activity and employ thousands of New Jerseyans from all walks of life.
The New Jersey Cultural Trust was created in July 2000 as a public/private partnership to help ensure a stable and healthy nonprofit cultural industry in New Jersey that is sustainable even in the toughest of economic times.
The Trust provides grants to support capital projects, endowments and institutional and financial stabilization of arts, history and humanities organizations in New Jersey. Funding for the grants comes from interest earned on the Cultural Trust Fund, which is a permanent investment fund.
For 2017, The New Jersey Cultural Trust awarded GlassRoots a $40,000 grant to hire a development professional to support the Executive Director (ED) and Board in expanding philanthropic support for GlassRoots in order to get to the next level in its organizational development, realize its programmatic potential, and position it for continued responsible growth.
Now is a transformational moment in GlassRoots’ history:
The board, staff and students of GlassRoots mark the awarding of this significant grant with appreciation.