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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Turrell Clients in Action

Follow us on Instagram to see more of the great work of organizations in New Jersey and Vermont

If you have photos you’d like to share, please email photos and captions to stories@turrellfund.org.

Come out to #NewarkPorchFest this Saturday, September 24! 

There will be a #KidsFest starting at 12 PM and a special narrated performance by members of the @njsymphony. 

For more information, including the full schedule, map, and free trolley route, check the link in our bio.
Wow! We are so proud to be named as the 2022 Champion for Children Honoree for @passaiccountycasa.

It's been a pleasure and a privilege to support this organization over the years. The top-tier team led by Erica Fischer-Kaslander has skillfully launched and led the @zerotothree Safe Babies Court Team program in three counties across New Jersey.

We thank Passaic County CASA for their incredible work on behalf of children and families across New Jersey. Here's to many more years of success!

Check the link in our bio for the article.
Students in the @writeonsports camp at Montclair State interviewed guest athlete Natalie Nevins, a soccer player for St. Joseph's! The students asked questions about her career, balancing school and sports, and her future goals.

Write on Sports helps students improve their writing skills by encouraging their interest in sports and journalism. The program includes summer camps and after school programs. Their 10 summer camps host over 200 children across New Jersey and other northeast locations, including Connecticut.

We applaud WoS and their programs which encourage students to hone their writing and communication skills, and even discover a career in journalism.
@childrensdaynj students know how to cool off during these hot summer days: Refreshing lemonade!! They're also learning math and social skills while having fun.

Children’s Day Preschool and Family Center in Passaic, NJ, is an early childhood education program providing high quality child care for families with children 2 1/2 to 5 years of age. Their variety of seamless support services include educational, nutrition, health, and therapeutic programming which seek to respond to, and respect, children's diversity, culture, and unique needs.
An incredible dancer from @smapa_dance's Contemporary Modern dance class!

Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts (SMAPA) provides comprehensive, inclusive developmental training in dance and theater arts for children, teens, and adults.

Children as young as two years old can enroll to learn coordination and self expression. As they grow and learn, they begin expanding their skills in different genres such as jazz, tap, ballet, and contemporary. Bravo to SMAPA!
Attention Turrell NJ-based clients and partners!

Do you have a program idea for your North Jersey community to address #ACEs? Apply for a microgrant with @cumacfeeds!

The ACE Microgrant program is funded by the @newjerseydcf and administered by the Office of Resilience in partnership with the Regional ACEs Collaboratives (RAC). These microgrants will highlight how we all can play a part to reduce the effects of childhood adversity, through actions both large and small that demonstrate compassion and promote a sense of emotional safety.

Visit https://www.cumac.org/rac-north (or link in our bio)!
A family at the @soundstartbabies Nursery brought in their baby chicks to show the class!

The Sound Start Babies Program ensures that infants and toddlers identified with hearing loss and their families receive the highest quality educational services. Their goal is for children with hearing loss to develop language, speech, and communication skills commensurate with those of hearing peers and for their parents and other caregivers to have the information and strategies to foster this development throughout childhood.
The Turrell Fund is pleased to announce the 2022 Landon Award Winners!⁠
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The awards were given to agencies directly serving children from birth to 6 years-old and their families, with priority consideration given to programs serving the youngest and highest risk children. A total of $33,000 in unrestricted grants were awarded.⁠

For more information on winners, view the link in our bio.
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(Photo credit to the Arts Bus VT, one of our 2022 Landon award winners!)
Check out the Maternity Action Plan #MAP4NJ by @the_quality_institute_nj. This plan supports the goals laid out by the @firstladynewjersey #NurtureNJ strategic plan. 

In addition, the plan calls for the @zerotothree #HealthySteps model of integrated pediatric primary care to spread throughout the state of New Jersey. 

The Turrell Fund and Burke Foundation support three NJ HealthySteps sites through @hmhnewjersey.

Learn more at the link in our bio!
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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

November 11, 2021
The Turrell Fund is hosting a Job Board on behalf of clients seeking new talent for their organizations. Check out the CSN page to see current listings. To add a job to our job board, email Andres Monclut at andresm@turrellfund.org.
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.

Apply for Support

Our grant application windows typically 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

Photo credit: The ARTS Bus in Randolph, CT, one of the 2022 Landon Award winners.

Turrell Fund Announces 2022 Landon Award Winners

The Turrell Fund is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 S. Whitney Landon Awards. A total of $33,000 in unrestricted grants was given to agencies doing exemplary work on behalf of young children in Vermont.

What Our 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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What Are
You Thinking?

In your view, what is the most critical use of the new state and federal relief funds which may be coming into New Jersey/Vermont?

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"The New Jersey funding should go to community level local organizations who are typically precluded from federal funding due to a lack of knowledge and/or capacity. The funding should also be directed to emergency housing for parents with children as well as HIGH-level mental health services – at a PhD or Masters’ level – especially for child victims of sexual abuse.”

- Anonymous NJ Turrell Client

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“The most critical use of the state and federal relief funds coming to New Jersey is to fund either ongoing programs or new programs that focus on partnering with individuals, families, and communities to build wealth, self-efficacy, and equity. We don’t need more “safety net” programs, we need “safety trampoline” programs: programs that make people feel safe and provide a launching pad, no matter how small, to better opportunities and choice.”

- Mark Dinglasan

CUMAC

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"We know, now more than ever, that child care is essential to Vermont. It plays a vital role in the health and well-being of children, supports families, and is the linchpin of our economy and continued recovery from the pandemic. Investing state and federal recovery funds in child care is crucial for supporting our system now, and paving the way for the truly equitable, accessible, affordable, high-quality system we need in the future."

- Aly Richards

Let’s Grow Kids

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