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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Our grant application windows run from

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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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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Collaborative planning sessions are underway by 2023 Landon Award Recipients, Reggio Inspired Vermont Early-education Team (RIVET), as educators rethink the learning environment as a “third” teacher.RIVET aims to create opportunities for the next generation of Vermont’s early learners through the Reggio Emilia Approach. Teachers of the three collaborating centers plan to meet up within the next few months to develop a pilot "hub" of research for the upcoming programs.The Turrell Fund congratulates RIVET on winning a 2023 Landon Award and thanks the team for setting up the groundwork to allow educators & families to build connections that will engage children within the community.
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There are smiles all around in @oasispatersonnj for both kids and parents alike!Oasis is a non-profit based in Paterson that prioritizes  addressing the challenges of poverty. Its mission serves women & children through educational and social service programs. The Fund thanks Oasis for providing support to NJ families and children and antipoverty resources.
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Check out Asw. Ellen Park (D) - NJ's interview on the Think Tank with Steve Adubato, where she discusses being the first Korean American in the NJ Legislature and her top priorities while in office, including gun control, education, and child care. The link to watch is in our bio!
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Learning is more fun when your classroom includes the outdoors, with the ECO (Educating Children Outdoors) program at @northbranchnaturecenter! The ECO program emphasizes environment exploration through engaging the five senses, helping students connect with the world around them. ECO Education staff focus on providing lessons that are both educational and fun!While ECO has served VT public school students, there will now be an ECO Homeschool program to provide homeschooled students the same mentorship as their peers.The Fund supports the North Branch Nature Center’s mission of offering Vermont families and children a way to connect with the natural resources around them. Thank you for all that you do!
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Family Play at the Gardens, held by one of our 2023 Landon Award Winners @thefamilyroomvt offers a natural setting for children and their families for sensory & motor skill exploration.The Janet S. Munt Family Room is located in Burlington, VT and is a parent-child center that holds programs for families within the community. The center focuses on supporting community connections to provide education, nurture diversity, & more for children and their families.The Turrell Fund congratulates the Janet S. Munt Family Room for winning a 2023 Landon Award, and also thanks the team for providing services promoting community-building activities to engage VT children and their parents.
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Happy holidays from the Turrell team!Thank you for a wonderful great year, we are so grateful to have spent it with you. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next year. See you in 2024!
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The Turrell Fund 2022 Annual Report is now available!The Report shares insights from Turrell staff, grant distributions (including Landon Award winners), financial summaries, and more.Check out the full report at the link in our bio.
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Check out this video posted by @cdcgov and @ZEROTOTHREE featuring Latasha, HealthySteps Specialist for @hmhnewjersey focused on flu shot vaccinations!@ZEROTOTHREE HealthySteps program prioritizes early childhood development support to families, starting in the pediatric office. The Turrell Fund proudly supports HealthySteps' mission in providing care to NJ families and their children, especially during the flu season!
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The Turrell Fund is excited to welcome Jeremy Johnson to our Board of Trustees!Jeremy is the current President & CEO of @assemblycle. Assembly’s mission is to unify and strengthen the arts and culture sector with a commitment to racial equity.“It is honor to join the Board of the Turrell Fund. For years, I have worked in tandem with the Fund to leverage public and private resources for early education and the arts.  I believe passionately in this work and welcome the opportunity to grow the Fund's impact upon its communities," said Jeremy Johnson.The Fund is excited to engage Jeremy’s expertise to support Turrell’s mission and vision of serving children and families in New Jersey and Vermont.Read more about Jeremy and his work by clicking the link in our bio.
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