The GreenLight Fund Comes to Newark with Support From The Devils Youth Foundation

GreenLight Fund makes Newark it’s 11th site, bringing more than $6m and a proven track record of results

The GreenLight Fund, which connects communities with proven social innovations from across the country, is coming to the home city of Prudential Center.

The city of Newark has been announced as the 11th GreenLight Fund site. The organization will partner with Greater Newark residents and leaders to tackle locally identified unmet needs, address deep-rooted disparities, and create opportunities for children and families to thrive. Specifically, GreenLight Greater Newark will be focused on breaking down barriers to inclusive prosperity compounded by racial inequities.

The record-setting $6 million fund was raised by a diverse coalition of over 50 local philanthropic investors, including the Devils Youth Foundation.
“When we learned about GreenLight Fund’s unique and innovative model that partners locally to identify gaps and then addresses those gaps by bringing proven solutions with the greatest potential for impact, we knew it aligned closely with the goals of the Devils Youth Foundation to bring life changing opportunities to New Jersey’s youth,” said Kate Whitman Annis, executive director of the Devils Youth Foundation. “We are confident the partnership with GreenLight in Greater Newark will have a much-needed and lasting impact to our community.”

The GreenLight fund has helped open opportunities for children, youth, and families experiencing poverty in major cities across the United States, beginning in Boston in 2004. In 2021 alone, GreenLight’s 37 partner organizations reached more than 380,000 children and families across ten GreenLight cities with their innovative, replicable and effective programs.