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MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Year-end giving in New Jersey just got easier with the debut of this year’s Jersey Give Back Guide, an online giving tool designed to showcase and support some of the state’s most effective and respected nonprofits.

Using the Jersey Give Back Guide’s online Generosity Generator, individuals can choose from four categories — Community, Arts, Environment and Newark — to learn about this year’s 22 featured nonprofits, find one or more that match their passions, and quickly and easily support them. All donations go directly to the organizations.

The Jersey Give Back Guide is a seasonal project of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation produced in partnership with the Victoria Foundation, Community Foundation of New Jersey, and the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers.

“The Jersey Give Back Guide makes it easy for everyone to be a philanthropist,” said Chris Daggett, President & CEO of the Dodge Foundation. “The organizations featured in this year’s guide are some of the most effective in New Jersey, working tirelessly to make their communities stronger, more vibrant places to live and work. They need your help at this time of the year. With the Jersey Give Back Guide, it couldn’t be any easier to do so.”

The 22 featured nonprofits were chosen based on several criteria, including how innovative, collaborative, and financially healthy they are as organizations, as well as how deeply and effectively they engage their communities. All have excellent reputations for their work and reflect the programmatic and geographic diversity of the nonprofit sector in New Jersey.

The featured organizations are:

This is the second year of the Jersey Give Back Guide, which will be available through mid-January. In 2013, more than 500 generous people donated $30,000 to the 15 nonprofit organizations featured in last year’s Jersey Give Back Guide.

The Jersey Give Back Guide is sponsored by media partners NJ Advance Media and NJ Monthly magazine.

Learn more about the Jersey Give Back Guide and the featured organizations at www.JerseyGiveBackGuide.org and on Twitter @jerseygiveguide.