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Office of Faith Based Initiatives
Department of State
225 W. State Street
P.O. Box 456
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

Tel: (609) 292-8286
Fax: (609) 633-7141

Email: Feedback@sos.state.nj.us
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The New Jersey Office of Faith Based Initiatives (NJOFBI) continues to strive toward its mission to eliminate all barriers to funding and other resource opportunities, create greater access for partnership and enhance the capacity of faith and community based organizations (FBCOs) to effectively design, implement, successful programs and efficiently manage the day to day operations of their organization.

With the economic climate that New Jersey finds itself under, the NJOFBI will be launching a pilot project designed to take a creative approach at moving FBCOs towards self sufficiency and generating resources that would allow these organizations to gain access to additional resources allowing them to continue to provide needed services to the residents of this great state.

Not only will the NJOFBI provide resources to FBCOs in the area of services to At Risk Youth, English as a Second Language and Services to Seniors. This year the NJOFBI, will partner with faith and community based organizations to take a holistic look at the strategies that can be employed that would allow the organization to identify approaches to reduce its dependency on government funding while generating revenue in new and exciting ways.

More than ever nonprofit leaders need to be entrepreneurs. The job or operating a nonprofit organization has become increasingly complicated. Nonprofit leaders face government funding cuts and rising demands for performance and serious questions about the effectiveness and appropriateness of traditional charitable remedies for social problems. These changes pose both opportunities and challenges.

 

Stay In Touch

The Faith Based Loop
The Loop is a free email service. Members of the Loop will receive email information pertaining to funding and other resource opportunities.

Email the us at DOSFaith@sos.state.nj.us in the subject box indicate
"Add me to the Loop"

 

Federal Faith Based Resources

Federal Faith Based Resources
http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ofbnp/about/

Mission
The missions of the Office of Faith Based Initiatives is to eliminate all barriers to funding and other resource opportunities, create greater access for partnership and enhance the capacity of faith and community based organizations to effectively design, implement, successful programs and efficiently manage the day to day operations of their organization.
Advisory Committee
Voting Members

Rev. Calvin Mckinney, Chair
Calvary Baptist Church
Marlene Lao-Collins
Executive Director, Catholic Charities
Garvester Kelley, Jr
Sr. Vice President, Sustainable Practices Association for Enterprise Opportunity
Lee Zandstra
Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ
Rabbi Amy Joy Small
Congregation Beth Hatikvah
Rev. Floyd White III
Woodland CDC
Rev. Dr. David Ireland, Ph.D.
Christ Church
Tanya Poteat
Interim Executive Director, Montclair Child Development Center, Inc.

Ex-Officios

Darcella Sessomes
NJ Dept. of Corrections
Nina Mosley
NJ Dept. of Treasury
Lt. Governor,
Kim Guadagno

NJ Secretary of State

Edward LaPorté, Director
NonProfit Information


New Jersey's Nonprofit Information Center web portal serves as a one-stop shop for nonprofits in New Jersey seeking to utilize various funding sources and volunteer opportunities available through the State.
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