Coalition Building

Engaging in coalition building and advocacy at the regional and state levels to impact systemic issues.

Coalition Building Strategic Priorities 2024-2026

1. Convene organizations, groups, and community members to drive impact in the
Central Jersey Shore ecosystem.
2. Encourage and support advocacy activities in the sector.
3. Actively participate in coalitions and/or affinity groups.

Coalition Building Projects

Pragmatic Activism Cohort

The Grunin Foundation, in collaboration with Orville Morales, offers in-depth Pragmatic Activism Cohort opportunities for those who live, work, worship, or serve in Ocean and Monmouth Counties! The Cohort will allow for up to 30 members. This program will teach nonprofits and businesses the importance of advocacy and how they can get involved.

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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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