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

ZERO TO THREE, HealthySteps
Our Mission

The Turrell Fund financially & strategically supports organizations that provide quality services to children.

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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.

Partnership Model

We believe in providing support to our clients to help address challenges in their communities.

Junius Williams, Center for Education and Juvenile Justice with Turrell Team

News & Resources

Turrell Clients in Action

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Check out Staci Berger’s interview on State Affairs with Steve Adubato!Staci Berger is the President & CEO of the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ, and discusses topics as such as affordability and rising eviction rates.The link to watch is in our bio!
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Check out this adorable video from @familyplacevt on Music Monday!The Family Place serves VT families and young children in the Upper Valley, prioritizing a whole-family approach through its programs. Parents and children get to participate in programs together, learning and growing with one another.The Turrell Fund supports the Family Place and its mission of providing resources to VT families and young children that allows them to thrive. Thank you for all you do!
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On April 11, Turrell Fund CFO Rich Ribeiro attended @northwardcenter “Concert of Hope” which featured multi Grammy-winner singer, Regina Belle. The concert honored parents of children with Autism for their resiliency.The North Ward Center (NWC) serves Newark families with a variety of community programs, such as the Child Center Development Center to the Family Success Center. The “Concert of Hope” was in partnership with the Center for Autism.The Turrell Fund thanks the North Ward Center for providing resources to Newark families and bringing the community together!
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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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