Making Trenton Even Better... Together


The I Am Trenton Community Foundation gave grants to six community initiatives in 2013. The grantees were funded in core program areas: community development & cultural connections; youth development, education and training.

2014 grants process information, please click here!

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.

2013 Grantees

  • Trenton Museum Society

    2013, Community Development & Cultural Connections

    To help fund the Art in the Park youth education programs which includes: Summer Art & Theater Camp, After-School Art...

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  • Catholic Youth Organization of Trenton

    2013, Youth Development, Education And Training

    To continue the partnership with the Trenton Community Music School’s Music for the Very Young Music Movement & Literacy enrichment...

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  • In Her Shoes

    2013, Hope & Respect Fund

    In support of their weekly and annual programming that includes family health and wellness seminars, as well as workshops on...

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  • Trenton Community Music School

    2013, Youth Development, Education And Training

    To support the expansion of the Music for the Very Young Music Movement & Literacy enrichment program, focused on bringing...

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  • Dress for Success – Mercer County

    2013, Youth Development, Education And Training

    To fund the Trenton Women Succeeding Project, which provides 500 Trenton area women with strategic assistance in the areas of...

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  • Young Scholars’ Institute

    2013, Youth Development, Education And Training

    To support the College Preparatory Program, which will equip more than 175 students and their parents with tools and resources...

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