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History

Stable, Just & Healthy Communities

New Jersey Community Capital began as an experiment in community-building and anti-poverty efforts. We started with $125,000 and two questions: Could communities without access to conventional finance organize their own financial resources for community development? And would these resources make a difference?

Over the past three decades, we have removed barriers for accessing capital to help create healthier, more sustainable communities. As we move forward, the goal of our successful experiment remains the same — to help ensure communities are given the necessary resources and tools to grow and evolve while bridging the gap between inequity and opportunity in every community we serve.

Could communities without access to conventional finance organize their own financial resources for community development? And would these resources make a difference? The answer was a resounding YES.

— Wayne Meyer, NJCC President

Mapping Our Impact

Explore the map to view the impact of our work across New Jersey and beyond.