The Turrell Fund, in collaboration with ZERO TO THREE (ZTT); the Nicholson Foundation; Advocates for Children New Jersey (ACNJ); the Caucus Education Corporation (CEC) and others have formulated a public awareness campaign called Right From the Start NJ (RFTSNJ). The Campaign is aimed at strengthening the state’s early learning and development system and promoting more favorable public policy in support of infants and toddlers.
"The focus of RFTSNJ is to increase the flow of public and private funds to programs which directly support infants and toddlers."
- Curt Fields
The focus of RFTSNJ is to increase the flow of public and private funds to programs which directly support infants and toddlers. In the process, we seek also to educate parents and caregivers on the extraordinary importance of the first years of life.
We encourage you to visit the RFTSNJ website (rightfromthestartnj.org) and, once there, link through to the Campaign partners whom we mention above.
In 2017, the Turrell Fund unveiled its redesigned website. We encourage you to take a look.
We hope that you will find the new website informative on issues relating to our Vision and Mission. We encourage you to visit the site often to find news about the Fund…about the early years…and about each other.
We’ll consider the redesigned site a success if you, our clients and colleagues, make it a hub for all those who care deeply about the early years as we do. We would love to hear your reactions, and any suggestions for content which you would like to see included.
We encourage you to be in touch with Justin Kiczek at JustinK@turrellfund.org or at 973.783.9358.
The Turrell Fund’s sole purpose is to support you.
We have a talented and diverse team which can connect your organization with peers, funders, and other resources. We can also help you navigate the Federal Form 990, which can be a powerful marketing tool for your organization.
New Jersey foundations with a strong interest in the first three years of life have worked together closely for quite some time. Within the last year, this collaboration has become more formal. The group is now known as the New Jersey Early Years Funders Collaborative. Participants include: the Nicholson Foundation; The Burke Foundation; Taub Foundation; Schumann Fund for New Jersey; the Maher Charitable Foundation; and the Turrell Fund.
Like the Turrell Fund, this coalition is dedicated to improving conditions for the youngest children and their families, and for those who serve them.
Curtland E. Fields | President & CEO
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