Welcome back! We are excited to announce that the Victoria Public School Grants Program has been renewed for a third year! Details on this funding program for the 2020-2021 school year are outlined below along with a list of upcoming events

Victoria Foundation in partnership with Arts Ed NewarkNewark Thrives!, Newark Trust for Education, and Schools That Can Newark, is excited to announce cohort three of the Victoria Public School Grants Program for the 2020-2021 school year. The Letter of Intent (LOI) will go live January 9th.

To provide additional support for this process, we will hold an information session for all interested public schools in Newark and partner nonprofit agencies to learn more about the Victoria Public School Grants Program.
The information sessionwill take place on Thursday, January 22nd, starting at 4pm at The Priory (233 W. Market Street). At the session you will hear about the grant, school requirements to apply, and instructions for submitting an LOI for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Click here to RSVP for the Information Session.

About the Victoria Public School Grants Program
Victoria Foundation grant-making related to Newark’s public schools is now managed by four local intermediary organizations:
Arts Ed Newark – for grants related to arts education
Newark Thrives! – for grants related to STEAM efforts
Newark Trust for Education – for grants related to social/emotional learning
Schools That Can Newark – for grants related to college access and success
As of 2018 Victoria Foundation no longer accepts letters of intent or proposals directly from public schools or school management organizations in Newark. The advantages of having intermediary organizations conduct grant-making on behalf of the foundation are increased opportunities for capacity building sessions related to evaluation, program enhancement and fundraising, and convening school leaders to share best practices.

For questions, please contact:

Barbara Haynesworth
Grants Manager
[email protected] 

Field Trip New Jersey: Grant Opportunity

Field trips have the power to awaken, hush, awe, enrich and change lives of our children by taking students out of familiar surroundings into new places, connecting classroom learning with real-life experiences and enabling them to envision themselves as future college students, researchers, artists, and leaders. But it has become difficult for schools to fund learning opportunities outside schools.

The Pi Chubb Field Trip Fund, established in honor of long-time Victoria Foundation leader Percy Chubb, will ensure that children in Newark experience the transformative power of field trips for years to come.  This is a pool of funds provided by Victoria Foundation and managed by the Community Foundation of New Jersey to support new and enriching experiences for Newark youth.

Winter Cycle 2020

Application Dates: January 2, 2020 – February 28, 2020

Award Announcements: March 16, 2020

Click here to learn more.


Newark Board of Education Parent Engagement Tour

Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Time: 6 pm - 8 pm

Location: Abington Avenue School, 209 Abington Avenue, Newark, NJ 07107



Newark Board of Education SEPAC Meeting

Date: January 23, 2020

Time: 6 pm - 8 pm

Location: Newark Board of Education, 765 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102

*Special Education Parent Advisory Council


Trauma-Informed Care Workshop Series

*FREE* and engaging 3-part series starting January 2020

Are you an educator, youth development worker, teaching artist or healthcare professional that serves youth in Newark? Do you want to learn more about trauma-informed care? This special hands-on series, a result of a year-long collaboration at Arts Ed Newark, will be led by trauma and arts specialists who will guide discussion about how trauma is defined and impacts our youth and ourselves. You will learn how arts strategies can promote resilience and create safer youth spaces. Please join us for this important and necessary training series. *Credits available for participants of entire series.

Session 1: Trauma 101 (January 25, 9am – 12pm)    

Session 2: Digging Deep Through the Arts (February 1, 9am – 3pm)    

Session 3: Tools for a Trauma Informed Space (February 8, 9am – 3pm)    

You must attend all three workshops.Additional Series offered in Spring 2020.

Click here to register.