Guidelines for the Disaster Relief Fund of North Jersey Media Group Foundation

The Disaster Relief Fund assists the victims and families of the September 11th tragedy.  The Fund’s purpose is to provide help in the areas of food, clothing, shelter, medical needs, property damage or loss, as well as therapeutic and educational benefits.

In order to qualify for donations from the Fund, the individual victim and/or the victim’s family must currently reside in Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Essex, Union, Hudson or Sussex counties in New Jersey.  In addition, nonprofit agencies representing victims and/or the families of victims may also be eligible to apply for funds. 

The Foundation reviews requests quarterly.  Please refer to the following table of application deadline dates and Allocations Committee meetings.

Applications submitted by:

Reviewed by Allocations Committee in:

January 1st February
April 1st May
August 1st September
October 1st November

Please note that there are separate applications for individuals and nonprofit agencies.  Application forms are available here (individuals / nonprofit agencies) or by contacting the Foundation office at (973) 569-7681.

Generally, the Fund will not make a single donation that is in excess of 20% of its total balance and all donations made in a given year will not exceed 90% of the Fund’s estimated total balance for that year.

The majority of the funds raised for this cause have come from The Record’s world famous photo of the three firefighters raising the American flag at Ground Zero. 

Donations to the Disaster Relief Fund may be made by sending a check to:

North Jersey Media Group Foundation
Attn:  Jennifer Borg  
PO Box 75
Hackensack, NJ 07602