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Click HERE for instructions on how you can support these programs for kids. Charitable donations like yours will help make a positive difference in the lives of New Jersey's children.


Donate to the Children’s Trust Fund to help support various programs throughout the state to strengthen families and prevent child abuse.

The New Jersey Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) is a private/public partnership created by law in 1985 to fund child abuse and neglect prevention programs in New Jersey communities. CTF identifies and supports local child abuse and neglect prevention programs by awarding grants annually.

Grants are awarded to establish effective child abuse and neglect prevention programs. Funding is awarded on a competitive basis.

Examples of grant recipients include programs that help prevent shaken baby, parenting education for fathers and teens, programs for families recovering from substance abuse and training for teachers on identifying and referring families for assistance.

Donate to the Children’s Trust Fund to support child abuse and neglect prevention programs in New Jersey. For more information visit



Donate funds to help a youth transitioning from foster care, or a recently adopted teen, pay for a college education.

A college education is often the key to helping youth achieve a successful transition to adulthood and self sufficiency. We need all the help we can get to help secure a positive future for our youth aging out of the foster care system.

The NJ Foster Scholars Program was developed in 2003 and is specifically designed to help youth aging-out of the foster care system, or recently adopted teens, with the growing expenses of a college education.

Students who are enrolled full-time at a New Jersey state college or university are eligible to receive assistance for their full tuition, and youth who attend school part-time, at an out-of-state school, or a private in-state school can be awarded up to $5,000 in assistance each year.

Donate to the NJ Foster Scholars Program and support a youth in college. Your donation will go to support tuition and housing, but also costly items such as:

  • Books
  • Transportation
  • Computer equipment
  • School supplies
  • Meal plans