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

Our Mission

The Turrell Fund financially & strategically supports organizations which provide quality services to children, especially the youngest and the underserved.

ZERO TO THREE, HealthySteps
Greater Bergen Community Action

Head Start Program students at Greater Bergen Community Action, a K-12 organization supported by Turrell.

Newark Museum
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Jan 1 – Feb 1  &  July 1 – 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.

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Parents and their young children at @newarkschoolofthearts create both memories and music together during Music & Movement class!The Newark School of the Arts (NSA) offers Early Childhood Music & Movement class for infants ages 3 months all the way to 3 years old. The class allows young children to play, sing, chant, and dance with the parents to develop their rhythmic, tonal and physical skills. The Turrell Fund is proud to support NSA’s mission of providing quality arts and music education to NJ youth and families that is both affordable and accessible. Thank you for all you do!
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During a child’s first 3 years, @ZEROTOTHREE found that relationships help the brain develop new connections.That’s why Turrell focuses on organizations that support families with children ages 0-3.The Turrell Fund thanks ZERO TO THREE for providing resources and prioritizing education on the importance of early childhood development!
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The Turrell Fund congratulates the NJ Safe Babies Court Team leadership staff, Erica, Davetta, and Dave, on their workshop “Partnerships Towards Permanency,” delivered to the 2024 AOC Children in Court and Race Equity Conference!It was well received by the full room of attendees including judges, attorneys, child welfare staff, and advocates from across the state.  And thank you to the AOC and conference planning committee for the opportunity!For more information on Safe Babies, check out the link in our bio. You can also find more about Turrell’s partnership with SBCT on our website on the “Strategic Initiatives” page.
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Hands-on learning is the best way for @tgfymca students to get preschool ready!The Gateway Family YMCA serves families in Eastern Union County and Northern Middlesex County with programs for all ages. Its Preschool Program helps prepare children ages 3 to 4 for school through activities that develop their social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth. The Turrell Fund proudly supports the Gateway Family YMCA’s mission of providing NJ youth and families with educational resources that are also fun. Thank you for all you do!(Photo waivers were signed by parents)
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Calling all NJ-based practices!The New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (NJAAP) @ameracadpeds announced a RFP to join the HRSA-funded NJ SEEDlings (Supporting Equity in Early Development) Program.Selected practices will receive substantial financial support to participate in a 2-year partnership with NJAAP and partners to:(1) Launch the @zerotothree HealthySteps model; (2) Integrate a Family Resource Specialist (FRS) peer-support for families; (3) Engage in a 6-month QI virtual learning collaborative; and (4) Receive tailored clinical QI coaching.Applications are due Friday, March 29. Register for the informational webinar on Wed. 3/20 @ 12 PM using the QR code, or check out the link in our bio!
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Check out these young dancers’ performance from @smapa_dance Prime Time Summer Arts program!Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts (SMAPA) offers dance classes for all levels, with the Prime Time Summer Arts programming starting at the basics. Students take classes for different types of dance, then work as a group to create a show at the end of the program!The Fund is a proud supporter of SMAPA and its mission in providing developmental dance training for students of all ages and levels. Thank you for all you do!
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Having a powerful imagination can help inspire creativity in all aspects of the arts, especially for @newarkschoolofthearts students learning to create their own work!The Newark School of the Arts (NSA) offers its new BRIDGE program to children ages 4 -7 years old to immerse students into art, dance, drama and music. Children are encouraged to use their imagination to engage in dialogue, explore emotions and lead their own performances. The Fund thanks NSA for providing a comprehensive arts education for students of all ages, with the goal of bringing the community closer together!
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Check out this photo from the @njsymphony Education Team at the Van Vleck during their 2024 planning retreat!The New Jersey Symphony provides education and community engagement in the greater Newark area for students of all ages. Some programs include the Youth Orchestra, concerts for youth and the Preschool Program.The Fund proudly supports NJ Symphony’s mission of connecting NJ youth of different communities through musical education and performances. Thank you for all you do!
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@writeonsports will be providing a “Write on Arts” summer camp in 2024!Write on Sports has given middle school students from underserved communities the opportunity to develop their reading and writing skills through journalism.While the current program has mainly centered on sports journalism, the summer camp will allow students to focus more on expressing themselves through the arts.To read more about the Write on Arts 2024 summer camp, visit the link in our bio.
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