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About Us

The Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) helps South Jersey residents harness the power of philanthropy to transform their community and the issues they care about most.  The Foundation helps donors to create funds—both large and small—achieve positive results with their generosity in South Jersey and beyond.  By working with the Community Foundation donors can engage in philanthropy that is innovative, visionary, and effective.


CFSJ was founded in 2007 by community leaders, Jack Tarditi, Melinda K. Holman, Robert Kugler, Dr. Stella Horton, and Dr. Kim Ayres. In July 2009, the Foundation was awarded a startup grant for $600,000 (over three years) which enabled the hire of its first executive director in 2009. Read On>>


Since 2009, CFSJ has grown to over $21 million in managed funds. Read On>>

Current Funds

As of December 2017, CFSJ holds 50 funds that support South Jersey and beyond. Read On>>

Our Communities

The 8-county South Jersey region is diverse and remarkably generous -- donating more than $1.2 billion to charity in 2012 . Read On>>


With extensive expertise in achieving philanthropic results, our staff is uniquely suited to assist donors in creating and implementing their charitable goals in South Jersey and beyond. We are here to serve you, our donors and our community. More Information>>

Governing Board

CFSJ is led by a diverse group of passionate community leaders who are helping to create positive change in South Jersey and beyond. Read On>>


CFSJ's mission is driven by committed volunteers who support and advise the staff regarding to a number of key areas. Read On>>