About the Grunin Foundation


The Grunin Foundation provides holistic support through funding, capacity building, and coalition building, to organizations who have a shared vision of an equitable, just, and vibrant Central Jersey Shore.


We envision an equitable, just, and vibrant Central Jersey Shore.


• Staff are aligned, happy, and supported • Fun and care are inten7onal and integral components of 7me together • Work is inspired by strengths and assets of the community • Staying open to new ideas and perspec7ves on how to do the work • Exposure to new experiences and people • Sharing of stories, learnings, and accomplishments of people, organiza7ons, and community

Creativity & Joy

Collaboration & Belonging

Vulnerability & Growth

Authenticity & Transparency


2024-2026 Strategic Plan

In late 2022, we realized not only that our funding and EDIB strategies were operating separately, but also that we needed to be more connected to community to truly fund equitably. We believe it is essential to our mission to find meaningful ways to integrate Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging in everything we do. We have pledged to co-learn and work with our partners, colleagues, and communities to help break down barriers, uplift marginalized voices, celebrate diversity, and champion a more just and equitable society. To achieve this, we took a step back and engaged experienced consultants from the Novalia Collective to guide us through our strategic planning process.

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