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History and Timeline

In 1998, established by New Jersey's leading energy companies and non-profit organizations to assist our New Jersey neighbors who have fallen behind on their energy bills due to a temporary financial crisis, NJ SHARES awarded its first energy assistance grants.

In 2002, NJ SHARES was recognized as the Fuel Fund of the Year by the National Fuel Fund Network. This award celebrates innovation by energy assistance organizations.

In 2003, NJ SHARES turns 5 years old and partners with 50th community organization to take applications for NJ SHARES programs.

In 2004, NJ SHARES launched an innovative and efficient web-based application portal.

In 2005, NJ SHARES awarded its 100,000 energy assistance grant. Also that year, partnerships with United Water and Verizon NJ made water and telephone assistance possible.

In 2006,

  • For a historic second time, NJ SHARES was awarded the Fuel Fund of the year award. No fuel fund had been honored more than once by the National Fuel Fund Network.
  • NJ SHARES surpassed 100 partners in its service delivery network.

In 2007, NJ SHARES celebrated 10 years and received a Proclamation and Joint Resolution from the Governor and the joint legislature.

In the same year,

  • NJ SHARES' service delivery network expands to more than 150 partners.
  • NJ SHARES partnered with the Fuel Merchants and Propane Gas association, making deliverable fuel assistance possible to qualified NJ SHARES recipients.
  • Partnered with the Department of Community Affairs to operate a call center to answer a wide-range of energy assistance questions throughout the state.
  • Established and Agency Advisory Committee to represent the agency network.

In 2009,

  • The National Fuel Fund Network recognized NJ SHARES as the Fuel Fund of the year for innovative solutions and groundbreaking partnerships that resulted in 20,000 households receiving help.
  • NJ SHARES becomes administrator of NJ American Water H2O to Help Others customer assistance program
  • NJ SHARES service delivery network swells to 240 partners assisting the community with NJ SHARES programs.

In 2010, NJ SHARES' Telephone and United Water Assistance Programs celebrate 5 year milestones. NJ SHARES also celebrates first year of administering New Jersey American Water's H2O to Help Others customer assistance program and the Department of Community Affairs call center.

In 2011, NJ SHARES surpasses 270 service delivery partners.

In 2012, NJ SHARES helps 175,000th household with an energy grant. Since 1998 NJ SHARES has connected 175,000 households with $70 Million in life-sustaining energy assistance.

In 2013, NJ SHARES turns 15 years old.


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1901 North Olden Avenue Extension, Suite 1A | Ewing, NJ 08618
Phone: 609-883-1626 | Toll Free: 866-657-4273 | Fax: 609-883-6364 | Email info@njshares.org
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