Who we are
North Jersey Media Group Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing charitable funding and services to make a significant difference in the lives of North Jersey residents. North Jersey Media Group is best known for its flagship daily newspapers, The Record (Bergen County, NJ) and Herald News (Passaic County, NJ). North Jersey Media Group also publishes 49 community newspapers (including The Montclair Times and The Ridgewood News) in Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Essex, Hudson and Sussex counties.
North Jersey Media Group is one of the few remaining family-run publishing groups in the United States. Owned by the Borg family since 1930, it has always been a civic and charitable leader donating hundreds of thousands of dollars, volunteers, services, and in-kind gifts to local civic and charitable causes. Indeed, it started Action Against Hunger™ which is now the country's largest one-day food drive and benefits over 40 food pantries benefiting residents of northern New Jersey. Additional initiatives include the Compassion Fund, Literacy and Education Fund, Disaster Relief Fund, as well as a holiday toy drive.
In the wake of the tragic events on September 11, 2001 North Jersey Media Group was one of the first in the world to respond and establish a fundraising vehicle for the victims and their families. It was at this time that North Jersey Media Group realized that it needed to make its commitment a more formal process. As a result, in 2002, North Jersey Media Group created the Foundation to reinforce its commitment to provide the communities it serves with programs that are regional in scope and serve a broad constituency.
North Jersey Media Group is committed to using its resources to make sure the Foundation is able to achieve its mission in areas that matter to its North Jersey neighbors. All administrative costs incurred to run the Foundation are covered by North Jersey Media Group so that 100% of all donations are available to support our initiatives.
North Jersey Media Group Foundation is committed to providing charitable funding and services in order to make a significant difference in the lives of our North Jersey neighbors.
The long-term vision of the North Jersey Media Group Foundation is to become the largest and most significant charitable organization in North Jersey. We will continue to earn trust by maximizing the distribution of funds and focusing on the areas that mean the most to our neighbors.