Sowing The Seed


The Smith Family Foundation promotes educational excellence, seeking to assist students as they map their road to higher education.

Fostering Sustainability


Not only do we fund our partners, we empower them by providing leadership development and workshops that ensure the success and sustainability of their programs.

Changing Lives


We know that with funding, education, and training, our partners can expand the reach and effectiveness of their program and thus transform more lives in Our City.



For Organizations that are as Dedicated to Trenton as We Are.

SFF provides funding opportunities to 501c3 designated organizations who exhibit a commitment to empowering the city of Trenton. These organizations will demonstrate a need for leadership and capacity building and willing to participate in training and enrichment sessions throughout the grant-cycle. Furthermore, these organizations will share our CORE VALUES to Educate, Cultivate, and Transform lives in our great city.

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The Smith Family Youth Council

SFFYC is a special training initiative designed to produce and develop young leaders. Our pragmatic learning model prepares youth to be successful in the global market of business and provides them with role models and resources to be successful. Our mission is to introduce youth to business theories and principles by bringing the language of business and fundamental concepts of the world markets in a way they can truly understand. We equip teens to become leaders amongst theirs peers through service and civic empowerment. We will work exclusively with high school students and challenge them to aim above the mark of expectation and set a new statuesque.  

The Smith Family Foundation Scholarship

Any high school senior, with an IEP, attending the East Orange or Trenton School Districts is encouraged to apply for the Smith Family Foundation Scholarship for students with special needs. The student must have been accepted to at least one college or university. Two winners will be awarded this prestigious scholarship. Each awardee will be given a total of $5000 towards the cost of their collage expenses during their freshman year. $2500 will be distributed for winter 2017 semester and the remaining $2500 will be distributed during the Spring 2018 semester. The submission deadline is June 15,2017.