I Am Trenton was founded with the understanding that each and every individual who lives, works, learns or plays in Trenton can contribute to the city. The organization’s name reflects a pride of ownership and membership in our unique urban community. It is people like you—like your neighbor, your co-worker, your uncle, your niece, and the person who you sit next to in religious services—who can join our effort to strengthen our great city of Trenton so it can become, and forever remain, the city that we know it has the potential to be.
Trenton is a city of great resources—both in terms of infrastructure—great parks, homes, history, entertainment venues and restaurants—and in terms of the closely-knit communities and the people who live in them and who believe in the city’s future.
We believe in a Trenton that provides opportunities for all, and we are committed to strengthening the community resources necessary to build and sustain growth. We believe in a unified Trenton that embraces opportunities for all Trentonians. We believe in a Trenton that is philanthropic, and shares its individual wealth—financial or in-kind resources—with others in an effort to build community wealth.
And most importantly, we believe in the people of Trenton. Our goal is to provide opportunities to all Trentonians to be actively engaged in shaping the future of our city.
We hope that you will choose to support this vision for the city of Trenton. We are an independent, non-profit, 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt community foundation operating under the leadership of a board of trustees, representative of the community and dedicated to the mission of making Trenton even better through community engagement, building pride in our city and community-focused giving.