Category Archives: Hurricane Sandy Recovery

New Jersey Recovery Fund Shares Lessons Learned with Chinese Delegation

Posted on by Meghan Jambor

A delegation of Chinese officials made a stop in Morristown recently to learn how New Jersey’s philanthropic sector helped strengthen communities for the long term following Hurricane Sandy. The visit on Sept. 29 was part of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Emergency … Continue reading

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The Fund for New Jersey: Taking Aim at Climate Change — There’s a Seat at the Table for Place-Based Funders

Posted on by Kiki Jamieson, President, The Fund for New Jersey

  Taking on climate change is a daunting challenge for any institution, let alone a small place-based foundation in a state with no coal-fired power plants. So when I learned that the focus of Council on Foundations’ annual conference was … Continue reading

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As Winter Storms Loom, New Jersey Feels Sandy Déjà Vu

Posted on by Margaret Waldock, Dodge Foundation

When I sat down to write this blog post I was planning to create a wishlist of 2016 environmental resolutions, but I couldn’t really focus — there was a storm coming. The threat of a snow storm is thrilling to me. … Continue reading

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Reflecting on “What’s Next?” in Local Sandy Recovery

Posted on by David Kutner, New Jersey Future Planning Manager

In the three years since the establishment of New Jersey Future’s local recovery planning manager (LRPM) program, three LRPMs have been embedded in six New Jersey municipalities that experienced considerable damage during Hurricane Sandy. Working directly with local staff and … Continue reading

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Reconnecting, Reflecting and Re-energizing: Creative NJVOAD Tackles The “What’s Next?” Question of Recovery Work

Posted on by Creative New Jersey

On Thursday, October 22, 2015 — almost three years since Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey — Creative New Jersey teamed up with the New Jersey Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NJVOAD) to bring together its statewide member network … Continue reading

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Sandy: Learning for Next Time

Posted on by Nina Stack, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

Three years ago may seem like a very long time ago for some; but not for those of us living in the Garden State. The collective consciousness of New Jersey residents remembers Superstorm Sandy like it was yesterday. The days … Continue reading

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Putting Community Information Needs and Civic Participation at the Heart of Disaster Recovery

Posted on by Molly de Aguiar

Seaside Heights NJ devastation after Hurricane Sandy | AP Photo Julio Cortez There is nothing quite like a major natural disaster to reveal huge gaps in a community’s information needs and infrastructure. When Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey in late … Continue reading

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Philanthropy’s Role in Sandy Recovery Must Continue

Posted on by  Nina Stack, President, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

On the anniversary of Super Storm Sandy last month, the Foundation Center released a report that was jointly commissioned by the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers and my colleagues at Philanthropy New York. Giving in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy … Continue reading

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What’s on Nina Stack’s Desk This Summer?

Posted on by By Nina Stack, President, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer You’ll wish that summer could always be here When that Nat King Cole song was a hit it was hard to image there would ever be a time that we would … Continue reading

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Effort to transform New Jersey’s aging water systems begins to take shape

Posted on by Dodge

Change often begins with a conversation. Facing a looming deadline to transform New Jersey’s aging urban water systems, key stakeholders began a conversation to map out solutions in May at a Jersey City meeting organized by New Jersey Future, the Geraldine R. Dodge … Continue reading

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Birders Boost Jersey Shore Economy: Why Communities Should Invest in Nature

Posted on by Elizabeth Schuster and Patty Doerr, The Nature Conservancy

A recent Nature Conservancy study found birders who visit Lower Cape May Meadows and surrounding birding destinations contribute $313 million each year to Cape May County’s economy. Birders return to the Meadow after a restoration project led by The Nature … Continue reading

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91 Days, Countless Nights: Documenting the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Posted on by Meghan Jambor

One month after superstorm Sandy hit the New Jersey coast, Kevin Burkitt and wife Shannon Welch picked up a camera and headed out into the darkness of night to document the wreckage. Armed with a headlamp, low-light lenses and a … Continue reading

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Creativity and Collaboration Take Courage

Posted on by Elizabeth Murphy, Director, Creative New Jersey

Residents share topics for small group discussion at Creative Highlands: Call to Collaboration. As I reflect upon our recent Creative Highlands: Call to Collaboration, I am reminded of the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity and loss. Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Property Buyouts Make Sense for Some in Flood-prone Areas

Posted on by Renée Brecht, Delaware Bayshore Program Director for the American Littoral Society

Dorothy had it right, Toto, we are not in Kansas anymore.  Since the infamous Sandy hit our shores just over a year ago, we find ourselves navigating a new landscape, and feeling a long way from home.  As we march … Continue reading

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Can your organization help communities with Sandy recovery?

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Sustainable Jersey and Linda Weber, NJ Resiliency Network

Take the five-minute resource provider survey. More than one year after the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey municipalities still struggle with the storm’s damage and the preparation they should be doing to make their communities more resilient. New Jersey … Continue reading

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