Paterson, NJ: Our Vision

Paterson is a well-governed city with a strong civic and education infrastructure, where the “American Dream” of upward mobility is a reality.

Current Program Strategies

Build capacity of governmental institutions to serve Paterson and support upward mobility of residents.

Support select nonprofit organizations, particularly those with city-wide impact, to improve civic life, meet basic human needs, and build on community assets.

Our Early Childhood, Aging in Place, and Climate Change programs are also active in Paterson.

For questions about this program area contact Barbara Lawrence at