Northern NJ Community Foundation Provides Support With Fiscal Sponsorship to Hasbrouck Heights Green Team

(Bergen County, New Jersey; June 30, 2022) -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation announces its support of the Hasbrouck Heights Green Team with a fiscal sponsorship.

The grassroots green team based in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey undertakes a mission to increase public engagement and awareness of local environmental issues by bringing together residents to create a more sustainable community.       

            "As a resident of Hasbrouck Heights, I am thrilled to be in a position to support the Hasbrouck Heights Green Team with a fiscal sponsorship to further their mission.  Working together, we build more resilient communities, beautify our neighborhoods, and grow towards our aligned goals of environmental sustainability and resiliency,” said Mary Blanusa, Executive Director, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.

            "The Hasbrouck Heights Green Team is excited for our partnership with NNJCF!  By achieving an official nonprofit status, we will be able to apply for grants to bring money and programs to Hasbrouck Heights.  This will further our mission to beautify the borough, expand environmental volunteerism and better inform our residents on environmental issues," said Amanda Reppond, a member of the Hasbrouck Heights Green Team.

Fiscal Sponsorship Meets a Need

            The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation provides fiscal sponsorship to emerging community-based organizations like the Hasbrouck Heights Green Team that are addressing gaps in local services.  Fiscal sponsorships have been provided to several organizations, including Bergen County LGBTQ+ Alliance, Cliffside Park Arts Association, and Creative Placemaking Communities to build the capacity of emerging leaders, while also expanding the regional nonprofit ecosystem.

            With the NNJCF's fiscal sponsorship, community based groups operate as a nonprofit program under the foundation's umbrella.  The foundation provides a range of services to these emerging community leaders: capacity building, networking, and administrative support, as they work locally to design, implement, and grow programs meeting local needs.  Fiscal sponsorship opportunities are provided to organizations with clear programmatic objectives, a defined leadership team, and a mission aligned to NNJCF’s priority areas, particularly the Arts and Environment.

            For further information about the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, contact or call 201-568-5608.  Find more information about the Hasbrouck Heights Green Team on its website,

            Donations on behalf of the Hasbrouck Heights Green Team may be made on the NNJCF's website at   Contributions may also be sent by check made out to 'The Northern NJ Community Foundation' with 'Hasbrouck Heights Green Team' entered in the memo line. 
Send checks to the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, 1 University Plaza, Suite 128, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601.  Donations to the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation are tax-deductible, as permissible by law.

About Northern New Jersey Community Foundation
            The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization based in Hackensack, New Jersey, focuses primarily on civic engagement, education, the environment, philanthropy, public health, and the arts.  For nearly 25 years, the NNJCF has worked with local governments, school districts, businesses, non-profit organizations, and citizen groups in Northern New Jersey to improve community life.  The Foundation's partners identify and resolve regional problems and opportunities by talking and learning from each other, by sharing ideas, best practices, services, and resources.

            For more information, visit, send an email to, or call 201-568-5608.  Follow the Foundation on Facebook at Northern NJ Community Foundation/ArtsBergen, Instagram at nnjcf, Twitter @NNJCF and YouTube.

Photo Caption: Hasbrouck Heights Green Team members Linda Byrne and Amanda Reppond provided resource information to the public at the Hasbrouck Heights Street Fair in the municipality on June 5, 2022.
Photo Credit: Northern New Jersey Community Foundation

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