40 Years of Impact

April 2021 marks four decades of Isles’ work to foster self-reliance and healthy, sustainable communities. All year, we’ll be sharing highlights and milestones of our work over the years, as well as what we’re excited about for the future. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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Friends of Isles

“Someday, tax policy and other governmental burdens that cripple New Jersey cities may change for the better. For now, Isles’ effective work in communities and its bridge building beyond the city boundaries is leading the way.”

Sam Hamill, Isles Supporter and Former Trustee

“Isles understands that lasting change — for individuals and for our region — requires working on multiple fronts in a synergistic way. It empowers people, it supports other nonprofits, it partners with city and state governments. It is rigorously committed to real outcomes and yet it isn’t afraid to innovate.”

Michele Minter
-Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity Princeton University

“Whether it’s helping high school students obtain their GED or teaching the city about lead or energy use, Isles is giving people a leg up in life if they are prepared and ready to take advantage of these opportunities. I’ve not come across any organization which has been so flexible, so innovative, both in the nature of its programs and how it mobilizes funding.”

Harold Shapiro, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and President Emeritus, Princeton University; President Emeritus The University of Michigan

“Isles’ focus on local habitat and environmental issues, their work towards self-sustainability, and their educational components all have a strong appeal to me. The combination of this work into one organization is remarkable.”

Yves Marcuard, Donor

See our Outcomes page to learn more about Isles’ work.

You’re invited to Isles’ Forum, a FREE, week-long virtual series of webinars, workshops, panels and more to explore community development and environmental challenges and solutions. Pick and choose the topics of interest to you, or sign up for all!  Learn more at isles.org/forum.

Registration will open May 1, 2021