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Giving the gift of education to children who need it most.

http://www.sficnj.org Tax ID 51-0546401


Now, more than ever, we need your support to ensure children of all walks of life attain a high-quality education...

Every year, SFIC gives the gift of education to over 1,600 students from low-income families in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union counties. The recipients of our needs-based, partial tuition scholarships attend private and parochial schools that do a fantastic job of giving them an education that fosters their unique strengths as individuals.

Due to the current public health crisis of COVID-19, we are currently facing a serious threat to this mission for the upcoming school year.

Currently, every school served by SFIC is closed, taking children away from valuable classroom time. Moreover, with local businesses closings, many of the hard-working families we serve are out of work and being placed in harsh financial positions. Because of this, we expect the need and impact of our scholarships will be greater than ever in the 2020-2021 school year.

To compound these issues, the necessary social distancing precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19 has led to the cancellation and postponement of a lot of SFIC's fundraising activities, including our annual gala, the funding from which supports at least 350 kids a year.

Now, more than ever, we need the support of those committed to ensuring children from all walks of life can achieve a high-quality education.

We hope that in you we can find a partner to ensure the continued education of these children once they return to the classroom and to ease the financial stress of families currently out of work because of this public health crisis.

To that extent, I ask you to consider making a contribution to SFIC to help these children and families attain a high-quality education once classes begin again.

Thank you.

Dr. Michelle Hartman, CEO

The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children

If you would prefer to send a check, please send to:

The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children

171 Clifton Ave

Newark NJ, 07104


The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children (SFIC) was founded in 1983 by Archbishop Emeritus Peter L. Gerety as the Fund for Educational Advancement.  SFIC is a non-profit organization funded by corporations, foundations and individual donors who wish to invest in the future of economically disadvantaged children living in neighboring communities. The Fund has made an impact on the lives of thousands of inner-city children. SFIC has provided over 55,000 students with over $45,000,000 in partial tuition assistance.

Our recipients come from economically disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds within Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union counties in New Jersey.  Our tuition assistance is based on need without regard to gender, race, religion or ethnic background.