The Turrell Fund is a foundation serving the youngest and their families in New Jersey and Vermont.

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Societal Vision

We envision that need will be eliminated as a barrier to access quality educational and developmental experiences for all children.

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Turrell Vision

We envision that access to quality educational and developmental opportunities will be assured for the children of the Turrell Fund's served areas.

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Turrell Mission

We financially and strategically support organizations which provide or foster the delivery of quality developmental and educational services to children.

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Societal Vision

We envision that need will be eliminated as a barrier to access quality educational and developmental experiences for all children.

We envision that need will be eliminated as a barrier to access quality educational and developmental experiences by all children.

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Turrell Vision

We envision that access to quality educational and developmental opportunities will be assured for the children of the Turrell Fund's served areas.

We envision that access to quality educational and developmental opportunities will be assured for the children of the Turrell Fund's served areas.

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Turrell Mission

We financially and strategically support organizations which provide or foster the delivery of quality developmental and educational services to children.

We financially and strategically support organizations which provide or foster the delivery of quality developmental and educational services to children.

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Bringing People Together

OUR VALUES

Bringing People Together to Make a Difference

Turrell Fund Day for Children 2019

Tangible Impact for Children and Families

OUR VALUES

Tangible Impact for Children and Families

HealthySteps

Service

OUR VALUES

Service

Fletcher Library

Transparency

OUR VALUES

Transparency

North Ward Center

Equity and Justice

OUR VALUES

Equity and Justice

ACNJ Strolling Thunder

Reciprocity

OUR VALUES

Reciprocity

Jazz House Kids with Young Tradition Vermont

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Bringing People Together

OUR VALUES

Bringing People Together to Make a Difference

Turrell Fund Day for Children 2019

Tangible Impact for Children and Families

OUR VALUES

Tangible Impact for Children and Families

HealthySteps

Service

OUR VALUES

Service

Fletcher Library

Transparency

OUR VALUES

Transparency

North Ward Center

Equity and Justice

OUR VALUES

Equity and Justice

ACNJ Strolling Thunder

Reciprocity

OUR VALUES

Reciprocity

Jazz House Kids with Young Tradition Vermont

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A Partnership
with Our Clients

We create honest, trusting partnerships and bring people together to make a difference

Junius Williams, Center for Education and Juvenile Justice with Turrell Team
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Ensure more children have access to

High-Quality Arts and Music Programming

 

Larry Tamburri

Executive Director, Newark School of the Arts

Offering arts instruction for all regardless of age, talent, and financial resources since 1968

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Ensure more children have access to

High-Quality Arts and Music Programming

 

Ensure more children have access to

High-Quality Arts and Music Programming

 

Larry Tamburri

Executive Director,
Newark School of the Arts

Offering arts instruction for all regardless of age, talent, and financial resources since 1968

Offering arts instruction for all regardless of age, talent, and financial resources since 1968

Larry Tamburri

Executive Director,
Newark School of the Arts

Offering arts instruction for all regardless of age, talent, and financial resources since 1968

Offering arts instruction for all regardless of age, talent, and financial resources since 1968

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Paterson Education Fund

Spreading early literacy initiatives and

Nurturing a love of reading in children and families

 

Rosie Grant

Executive Director, Paterson Education Fund

Community-based early literacy and K-12 work for all families

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Spreading early literacy initiatives and

Nurturing a love of reading in children and families

 

Spreading early literacy initiatives and

Nurturing a love of reading in children and families

 

Rosie Grant

Executive Director,
Paterson Education Fund

Community-based early literacy and K-12 work for all families

Offering arts instruction for all regardless of age, talent, and financial resources since 1968

Rosie Grant

Executive Director,
Paterson Education Fund

Offering arts instruction for all regardless of age, talent, and financial resources since 1968

Community-based early literacy and K-12 work for all families

Paterson Education Fund

Early Childhood

Our Areas of Focus

Early Childhood

Early experiences, particularly for children ages 0-3, impact the developing brain. Early investments can provide a lifetime of potential and opportunity for children and their families.

Let's Grow Kids

K-12 Education

Our Areas of Focus

K-12 Education

Public school and other pursuits of knowledge for children are essential to rich and fulfilling livelihoods and enhance quality of life.

Oasis

Music & Arts

Our Areas of Focus

Music & Arts

Music and arts education provide children with a creative outlet, lifelong skills, and academic advantages.

Jazz House Kids

Social Services

Our Areas of Focus

Social Services

While we strive to change systems for the better, we recognize that families have basic needs that must be met here and now. Every family is entitled to nutritious food, high-quality early care, compassionate healthcare, diapers, and every resource necessary to give their children a strong start.

Saint Paul Community Development Corp

Systems Change

Our Areas of Focus

Systems Change

Systemic racism, entrenched poverty, and flawed policy decisions punish BIPOC (black, Indigenous and people of color) families, stifle social mobility, and hold our communities back. We fight alongside our partners to ensure access, equity and compassion in our systems.

Advocates for Children of New Jersey

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Early Childhood

OUR AREAS OF FOCUS

Early Childhood

Early experiences, particularly for children ages 0-3, impact the developing brain. Early investments can provide a lifetime of potential and opportunity for children and their families.

Let's Grow Kids

K-12 Education

OUR AREAS OF FOCUS

K-12 Education

Public school and other pursuits of knowledge for children are essential to rich and fulfilling livelihoods and enhance quality of life.

Oasis

Music & Arts

OUR AREAS OF FOCUS

Music & Arts

Music and arts education provide children with a creative outlet, lifelong skills, and academic advantages.

Jazz House Kids

Social Services

OUR AREAS OF FOCUS

Social Services

While we strive to change systems for the better, we recognize that families have basic needs that must be met here and now. Every family is entitled to nutritious food, high-quality early care, compassionate healthcare, diapers, and every resource necessary to give their children a strong start.

Saint Paul Community Development Corp

Systems Change

OUR AREAS OF FOCUS

Systems Change

Systemic racism, entrenched poverty, and flawed policy decisions punish BIPOC (black, Indigenous and people of color) families, stifle social mobility, and hold our communities back. We fight alongside our partners to ensure access, equity and compassion in our systems.

Advocates for Children of New Jersey

Client Support
Network (CSN)

The Client Support Network (CSN) provides access to skilled experts at no cost to our clients and partners.

Updates

September 13, 2021
The Turrell Fund is looking for new volunteers and referrals for the Client Support Network! Please submit recommendations through our Contact page form.
May 18, 2021
The Turrell Fund is proud to announce Valeria Erdosi, M.S., Executive Director Emeritus, King’s Daughters Day School as our newest addition to the Client Support Network!

Apply for Support

Our grant application windows run from
Jan 1 to Feb 1, and July 1 to Aug 1.

We award our grants to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations with projects and portfolios especially for the youngest in New Jersey and Vermont.

Please read and review our Guidelines before beginning an application to the Turrell Fund.

Newark Museum

News & Resources

What Turrell
clients are saying

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"On behalf of the women, children, and families at YSP, we thank you for your faithful partnership. It is through the kindness and generosity of friends like you at The Turrell Fund that we can continue to fulfill our uniquely holistic approach to addressing the complex issues contributing to homelessness and poverty as the solution to making a positive and lasting difference."

- Christine Perez

Director of Development, York Street Project

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"We will use this funding to provide seven therapeutic support groups this summer for at-risk preschool and early elementary school children… I look forward to sharing the many positive outcomes that we expect to achieve this summer with the help of your partnership. Thank you again for all of your encouragement during this challenging time."

- Steve Margeotes

Executive Director, Main St. Counseling

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"On behalf of Jazz House Kids, it is with deep gratitude that I thank the Turrell Fund for your longstanding support. With your help we have been able to make tremendous strides to ensure the young people who call the Jazz House home find engaging and uplifting programming every day of the week."

- Melissa Walker

Founder & President, Jazz House Kids

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