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Division of Taxation

NJ 1040 Charitable Funds

New Jersey law reserves lines on the NJ-1040 for specific charitable funds. Additional charities are listed below the initial five on lines 75-77 with a specific code.

Endangered Wildlife Fund
Line 70 Mountains

Help keep NJ’s wildlife in our future! Over 70 endangered and threatened species struggle for survival in NJ, the most densely populated state in the nation — and each day brings them closer to extinction. Your donation goes directly to conservation, research, restoration, and education — real dollars that help the Endangered & Nongame Species Program protect imperiled animals such as the bald eagle, bobcat, and bog turtle, plus over 400 other nongame species in NJ. Your contribution will also provide critical matching funds for federal grants.

NJ Children’s Trust Fund
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Every year thousands of children in New Jersey are neglected and abused. We rely on your support to ensure that community-based programs throughout New Jersey have the resources to strengthen families and to help them safely care for their children. 100% of your contributions go to serving families and providing programs such as:
  • Working with families who have children with disabilities and developmental challenges;
  • Fatherhood programs;
  • Parenting support and education.

Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Fund
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“To Remember, To Heal, To Honor” - Your support honors 1,562 New Jerseyans whose names are engraved on the Memorial and helps us teach future generations about this unique time in our nation’s history at the Vietnam Era Museum and Educational Center. The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation offers a meaningful and engaging experience that recognizes the sacrifices, courage and valor of Vietnam Veterans and that encourages and fosters a thorough understanding of the Vietnam Era including the political, historical, social, cultural and military aspects which affected the United States, and especially New Jersey.

Breast Cancer Research Fund
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Join the fight against breast cancer and help New Jersey based researchers find a cure now so our daughters won’t have to fight this disease in the future. 100% of your donation supports research relating to the prevention, screening, treatment, and cure of breast cancer.

U.S.S. New Jersey Educational Museum Fund
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As a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Battleship New Jersey would not exist without the support of donors and volunteers. It is because of the generosity of individuals, corporations and the public sector that we can continue to maintain the ongoing restoration, preservation and educational programs that take place onboard the ship. The Battleship New Jersey depends on your donations.

Drug Abuse Education Fund
Line 75-77, Code 01 People

The epidemic of drug abuse needs your help! Your contribution helps New Jersey children receive valuable education from highly trained uniformed law enforcement officers and teachers. Research has shown that the more resistance education children receive, the more likely they will be drug free. The monies raised will help maintain the K-12 programming and educational programs.

Koreans Veterans’ Memorial Fund
Line 75-77, Code 02 Lights

“To Honor, Educate, Recognize, and Commemorate” - Your support to the Korean War Memorial in Atlantic City honors all the New Jerseyans who served and especially the more than 889 soldiers who died during the Forgotten War. Your contribution will be used to maintain this place of honor.

Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Education Fund
Line 75-77, Code 03 Lights

More than 5,000 people in NJ are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. Nationally, 18 people die each day while waiting for a donated organ. Say yes to organ and tissue donation each time you apply for or renew your NJ driver’s license or State ID, or register online to be a donor. You have the power to save lives.

NJ AIDS Services Fund
Line 75-77, Code 04 Lights

New Jersey currently ranks fifth in the country in total cases of HIV infection with an estimated 60,000 people living with HIV/AIDS. Your donation will be used for prevention, education, treatment and research.

Literacy Volunteers of America – New Jersey Fund
Line 75-77, Code 05 Lights

Literacy New Jersey exists so all adults have the opportunity to read, write, and communicate effectively. We do this by training volunteer tutors to help adult learners and by supporting a network of literacy programs. Literacy New Jersey provides free instruction to adults who need help with reading, writing, math and speaking English. Trained volunteer tutors work with adults one-to-one or in small groups to help them improve their language and literacy skills so they can reach their life goals.

New Jersey Prostate Cancer Research Fund
Line 75-77, Code 06 Lights

The New Jersey Prostate Cancer Research Fund supports innovative research focusing on the causes, prevention, screening, treatment and cure of prostate cancer.

World Trade Center Scholarship Fund
Line 75-77, Code 07 Lights

The WTC scholarship benefits dependent children and surviving spouses of New Jersey residents who were killed or died as a result of injuries sustained by the terrorist attacks against the U.S. on September 11, 2001. The award also benefits the dependents of those who died as a result of illness caused by exposure to the attack sites.

New Jersey Veterans Haven Support Fund
Line 75-77, Code 08 Lights

New Jersey has an estimated 5,000 to 6,000 homeless veterans within its borders. The military teaches us to retrieve our wounded and bring them home. Our Veteran’s Haven programs, North and South, aim to meet this challenge on the streets, in the shelters, and at the front line of human existence where our brothers and sisters find themselves in their greatest time of need. We have 200 beds where we house veterans for up to 2 years and ensure they are provided with the services that will assist them in returning to their communities as productive members.

Community Food Pantry Fund
Line 75-77, Code 09 Lights

New Jersey's food pantries assist individuals in need by providing them with nutritious foods they may not be able to afford. The Community Food Pantry Fund was established to allow each taxpayer the opportunity to help by indicating on their New Jersey income tax return than a portion of their tax refund or an enclosed contribution shall be deposited in this special fund for the purchase and/or distribution of food in conjunction with the terms of the State Food Purchase Program for those in need.

Cat and Dog Spay/Neuter Fund
Line 75-77, Code 10 Lights

Help Save the Lives of NJ Dogs and Cats!! Every year too many dogs and cats are euthanized in NJ animal shelters. Spaying and neutering pets is the most humane and efficient strategy to prevent unwanted births and reduce euthanasia. The Animal Population Control Program provides spay/neuter services at a reduced rate ($10 or $20) for pets owned by NJ residents on public assistance or adopted from NJ animal shelters/rescue groups. Your contribution will help to save animals’ lives.

New Jersey Lung Cancer Research Fund
Line 75-77, Code 11 Lights

Lung Cancer is the #1 cause of cancer mortality among men and women in New Jersey and the United States. Annually, almost 6,000 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed in New Jersey accompanied by about 4,300 deaths due to the disease. 100% of your donation supports research grants relating to the prevention, screening, treatment, and eventual cure of this disease. All donations will be used and administered by the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research (NJCCR).

Boys and Girls Clubs in New Jersey Fund
Line 75-77, Code 12 Lights

Studies show that for every $1 spent by the Boys & Girls Clubs, $15 of positive economic activity is generated by increased graduation rates and reductions in juvenile crime and pregnancy. Every day tens of thousands of youth end their school day by participating in local Boys & Girls Clubs’ youth development programs. Our kids engage in programming that will provide them with the support and tools to help them succeed. Invest in the future of NJ by making a donation this year.

NJ National Guard State Family Readiness Council Fund
Line 75-77, Code 13 Lights

New Jersey National Guard members and their families are facing financial hardships as a result of being deployed overseas. These “Hometown Heroes” need our help. The National Guard State Family Readiness Council assesses the needs of these soldiers, airmen, and their families and finds solutions on a state level. Our grant program provides funds to Guard members and their families in need.

American Red Cross – NJ Fund
Line 75-77, Code 14 Lights

Whether it is a hurricane or a heart attack, a call for blood or a call for help, the American Red Cross is there. We empower ordinary people to perform extraordinary acts in emergency situations. We train. We mobilize. We connect donors and volunteers to those in urgent need of a helping hand. Please check off Line 64 and fund Red Cross services in New Jersey.

Girl Scouts Councils in New Jersey
Line 75-77, Code 15 Lights

Councils in New Jersey Fund Your contribution will ensure that every girl in New Jersey has the opportunity to grow and learn with Girl Scouts. Through Girl Scouts, 93,295 girls in NJ build courage, confidence, and character and make the world a better place. Help us recruit, train, and assist the 44,580 volunteers who serve our girls and help support the program resources and facilities that give girls a safe, nurturing place to grow and explore their interests.

Homeless Veterans Grant Fund
Line 75-77, Code 16 Lights

The purpose of this program shall be to award grants to organizations that assist homeless veterans in this State from funds appropriated to the department from the “Homeless Veterans Grant Fund” established pursuant to section 4 of P.L.2013, c.239 (C.54A:9-25.33).

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society New Jersey Fund
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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. We are the largest nonprofit dedicated to creating a world without blood cancers. Since 1949, we’ve invested nearly $1.3 billion in groundbreaking research, pioneering many of today’s most innovative approaches.

Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery
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The cemetery is the culmination of a group of caring vets who had a vision of a dignified place where family and friends can visit loved ones without having to travel hundreds of miles to a national, state or county cemetery.

New Jersey Farm to School and School Garden Fund
Line 75-77, Code 19 Lights

This fund was established to allow taxpayers to donate a portion of their tax refund or make a contribution to help establish school gardens and purchase equipment and educational materials to promote students' consumption of local produce.

Local Library Support Fund
Line 75-77, Code 20 Lights

Funds will be distributed annually by the State Librarian to county and municipal libraries in accordance with State Library Aid Law. Libraries may use the funds to support library purposes, including:
  • Purchasing books for children, teens and adults
  • Summer Reading program materials and events
  • Early literacy materials
  • Salaries for staff, including those working evenings and weekends

ALS Association Support Fund
Line 75-77, Code 21 Lights

ALS was first found in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but it wasn’t until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought national and international attention to the disease. Ending the career of one of the most beloved baseball players of all time, the disease is still most closely associated with his name. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.

Funds for the Support of New Jersey Nonprofit Veterans Organizations
Line 75-77, Code 22 Lights

The Fund for the Support of NJ Nonprofit Veterans Organizations for the annual distribution of grants to private nonprofit veteran organizations for programs and services supporting New Jersey veterans. P.L. 2015, c.26

New Jersey Yellow Ribbon Fund
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New Jersey Yellow Ribbon Fund was established for the purposes of providing support including, but not be limited to, support to defray the costs of food, housing, medical services, and other expenses to active duty members of the United States Armed Forces, the Reserve components thereof, and the National Guard from New Jersey and their families affected by extended deployment during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom or their successor operations.

Autism Programs Fund
Line 75-77, Code 24 Lights

All funds will be used exclusively for the support of service-oriented autism programs throughout the State.

Boy Scouts Councils in New Jersey Fund
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Scouting is adventure, family, fun, character, leadership and so much more.
In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.

NJ Memorials to War Veterans Maintenance Fund
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This fund provides maintenance at the State memorials for the Vietnam War, Korean War, and World War II.

Jersey Fresh Program Fund
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Established in 1984, by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, the Jersey Fresh logo was designed to inform consumers which fruits and vegetables were grown in the Garden State. So, if you see the logo it guarantees that piece of produce was grown in New Jersey!

NJ World War II Veterans’ Memorial Fund
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The State of New Jersey has taken the initiative to honor and remember our "Greatest Generation" of citizens by creating a memorial in Trenton across from the State House at Veterans Park.
Fittingly, the theme for New Jersey's World War II Memorial is "Victory." The memorial honors and pays tribute to the courage and the many sacrifices of the World War II Generation. Over 560,000 New Jerseyans served in the armed forces and the state was an important center of industrial production, military training and related activities in support of the war effort.

Meals on Wheels in New Jersey Fund
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Donations would specifically benefit local, independently-run chapters of Meals on Wheels that operate in New Jersey, enabling senior citizens to live healthier lives in their own home. Meals on Wheels provides more than just a meal to home-bound taxpayers. They nourish the body and the mind through the delivery or nutritious food and a daily wellness visit.

New Jersey Pediatric Cancer Research Fund
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Cancer is the #2 cause of death in New Jersey, but we’re about to race toward the day treatment and a cure will be accessible by all. Researchers need your support giving children a license to grow up and drive for real someday. The New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research (NJCCR) Fund supports studies focusing on the causes, prevention, screening, treatment, and cure of childhood cancer. Together, we can reach the finish line for a healthier future.

Special Olympics New Jersey Fund
Line 75-77, Code 31 Special Olympics

For over 50 years, Special Olympics New Jersey has provided year-round sports training and athletic competition in 24 Olympic-type sports for thousands of children and adults with intellectual disabilities, completely free of charge. Through the joy and power of sports, athletes are provided opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

New Jersey Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Line 75-77, Code 32 New Jersey Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

Ovarian cancer ranks as the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women, surpassing any other cancer associated with the female reproductive system. Approximately 1 in 78 women face a lifetime risk of developing ovarian cancer, with a corresponding 1 in 108 chance of mortality due to ovarian cancer during her lifetime. Your entire donation will be used to advance research efforts dedicated to preventing, screening, treating, and ultimately finding a cure for ovarian cancer.

Last Updated: Friday, 02/16/24