Our New Framework

Victoria Foundation has adopted a new framework, including a new mission, vision and values. This framework emerged from an effort to do more to focus resources on root causes of generational poverty and inequality in Newark.  Our new mission reads:  "Victoria Foundation partners with Black and Brown residents and other marginalized communities in Newark and nonprofit organizations to champion bold strategies that strengthen community power, foster economic justice, promote youth self-determination, and respond to pressing needs.



Inside Philanthropy features Craig Drinkard, discusses his path to philanthropy and the challenge to foundations to stay the course for raci…

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"Do we have the strength to stay focused?" Craig Drinkard, executive officer of Victoria Foundation posed this question when he sat down with Inside Philanthropy about philanthropy's recent focus on...

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Welcoming Melanie Reyes as our Strategy Officer for Strengthening Community Power

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We are thrilled to announce Melanie Reyes as the Victoria Foundation's newest strategy officer. Melanie will be leading the work in our focus area of Building Community Power, one of...

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Craig Drinkard on One-On-One with Steve Audobato discussing Victoria’s Next Phase [Video]

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On July 6, Craig Drinkard joined Steve Adubato on One-on-One to discuss Victoria Foundation's new framework and to examine some of Newark's most pressing issues, including affordable housing, public safety...

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Victoria Board Member and Staff Discuss Community-Based Public Safety with Newark Mayor and Equal Justice USA

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In June, one of Victoria Foundation's newest board members, Aqeela Sherrills, was featured on a panel about Newark's focus on community-based public safety, joining Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Equal...

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At a Glance

Team Members
Years of Giving
~$11M in grant awards each year
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Victoria Foundation
31 Mulberry Street, 5th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102


Ph. 973-792-9200
Fax 973-792-1300
e-mail info@victoriafoundation.org