Hope Delivered

Our organization prides itself on offering hope and truly delivering help – we’ve helped more than 211,000 households over the last 25 years, granting more than $89 million in assistance.

Scroll down to see the positive impact support and donations to NJ SHARES makes in the lives of New Jersey residents.

In the year immediately following grant receipt:

Grant recipients were able to pay an average of 85% of their current bills.


78% of all grantees from 2005 to date received a grant in only one of the past ten years.


Receiving a grant from NJ SHARES helps
households get back on track.

On average, NJ SHARES grants covered

81% of recipients’
pre-grant balances.

By reducing the balance, recipients of an NJ SHARES energy grant are more able to manage their utility bills, post grant.


NJ SHARES recipients were likely to have vulnerable household members. In 2018:


of NJ shares recipients had a child 18 years or younger in the home


of NJ shares recipients had a household member over 60 years old

When applying for a grant



of New Jersey SHARES recipients had employment income



made payments over $100 in the 90 days prior to applying for the grant


Here’s how you can help make an impact.

Do you want to help our New Jersey neighbors in need?

NJ SHARES relies on the warmth and generosity of donors like YOU to provide our expansive- and growing- array of assistance programs to households in need across the state. 

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