About Us


The COVID-19 crisis has hurt millions of small businesses and tremendously affected their employees, impacting millions of families across New Jersey. 

Former Governor Chris Christie, as the 55th governor of New Jersey, along with his wife Mary Pat, have stepped up to help, just as they did when responding to Superstorm Sandy, bringing New Jersey together to combat a crisis. The Christies began this fund to help New Jerseyans get back on their feet and come back even stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Working with business leaders throughout New Jersey, the Fund’s goal is to help small businesses rebound and save as many jobs as possible.

New Jersey businesses that qualify for assistance from the Fund are:

Small businesses that employ three to 30 people;

Based in New Jersey and have been operating for at least one year;

Owned and operated by a New Jersey resident.

The funds disbursed to small businesses by the New Jersey 30 Day fund do not need to be repaid. If businesses who receive the Fund’s assistance do, at a later date, wish to “pay it forward” to another New Jersey small business in need of assistance, they may do so by directing those dollars back to the Fund, which will disburse the funding to another New Jersey business in need.

OUR ADVISORY BOARD


Governor and Mary Pat Christie are Joined by Initial Founding Members of the New Jersey 30 Day Fund’s Advisory Board:

  • Greg Brown – Chairman CEO Motorola Solutions
  • Brent Saunders – former CEO Allergan
  • Keith Banks – Vice Chairman Bank of America
  • Jacquie Cleary – President and CEO Atlas Data Systems
  • Joe Longo – Owner Longo Electric
  • Tom Scrivo – Partner O’Toole Scrivo Lawfirm
  • Al Leiter – Former Major League Baseball Pitcher
  • Kathleen Boozang, Dean Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Joyce A. Strawser, Dean Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University
  • Rev. Dr. David Jefferson Sr., Esq., Pastor, Metropolitan Baptist Church 

What You Need to Know


NJ 30 Day Fund is a volunteer-powered nonprofit with all funds raised going directly to small businesses in desperate need to protect jobs NOW. 

Who does the NJ 30 Day Fund help?

New Jersey businesses that qualify for assistance from the Fund are small businesses:

  • Employing three to 30 people;
  • Based in New Jersey and operating for at least one year;
  • Owned and operated by a New Jersey resident.
Do New Jersey 30 Day Fund funds need to be repaid?

No. The funds dispersed to businesses by the New Jersey 30 Day Fund do not need to be repaid. If businesses who receive the New Jersey 30 Day Fund assistance do, at a later date, wish to “pay it forward” to another New Jersey small business in need of assistance, they may do so by directing those dollars back to the Fund, which will disburse the funding to another New Jersey business in need.

What is the application process?

The application process is designed to be quick and easy for small businesses in New Jersey. You will receive a funding decision within three days. The application can be submitted from your phone in less than ten minutes.

  • Fill out a one-page form (takes less than ten minutes)
  • Submit a brief video (up to three minutes) about the business and its employees.
  • Approval will occur within three days, and approved businesses can expect an immediate transfer of funds.
Who created the New Jersey 30 Day Fund?

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his wife Mary Pat

Who will oversee the approval process?

The New Jersey 30 Day Fund approval process is powered by volunteers, including Seton Hall Law and MBA students as well as undergraduates from top universities throughout the country.

Is the New Jersey 30 Day Fund a government program?

NO, the New Jersey 30 Day Fund is an organization fueled by the private sector committed to supporting small business jobs and entrepreneurs in New Jersey.