The Princeton Area Community Foundation builds community by promoting and encouraging philanthropy across greater Mercer County and central New Jersey.
We do this by managing charitable funds created by members of the community, providing competitive discretionary grants to nonprofits, and by making advised grants to nonprofits after consultation with individuals or groups of donors.
PACF also serves as a convener and catalyst, leveraging new funds, and creating partnerships to enable residents to solve community problems.
Created in 1991, PACF has grown quickly and manages more than 165 individual, family, and corporate funds, and nonprofit agency endowments. PACF is one of over 700 community foundations across the nation and internationally and the only New Jersey community foundation certified under National Standards.