Community Contributions & Partnerships

Community Connections Publication Winter 2022Community Connections(pdf) is delivered by mail to homes in Princeton each fall and spring. The publication features articles on university programs and events that are open to the community, contributions to the local community and more.




Princeton in Princeton reportThe Princeton community and Princeton University share more than just a name. The town and the campus intersect in many ways, each contributing to the other. Princeton in Princeton(pdf) highlights of the numerous ways Princeton University seeks to support its’ host community.   




2018 Contributions SummaryEach year President Eisgruber attends a public meeting of the Mayor and Council of Princeton to discuss ways that the University and the community may continue to collaborate on areas of mutual interest.  In advance of that meeting , a summary of contributions to and partnerships with the town is compiled.   




Princeton University Economic Impact ReportIn 2016 Princeton University engaged the services of Appleseed, an independent New York based consulting firm with extensive experience in economic and community impact analysis, to prepare a report on the economic impact of Princeton University on its neighboring communities, Mercer County and the state of New Jersey.


Recent Contributions

Friday, Sep 24, 2021

Princeton University recently donated more than $40,000 worth of personal protective equipment supplies to the...

Friday, Aug 21, 2020

Princeton University faculty and staff donated 180 school supply kits to Princeton Human Services that will be given to students in the Princeton Public Schools at the start of the upcoming school year.

Monday, Oct 22, 2018

by the Office of Communications

Kristin Appelget, the University’s director of community and regional affairs, announced the gift at a Habitat for Humanity reception held at Prospect House on campus Thursday evening, Oct. 11. President Christopher L. Eisgruber and other University officials...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018

by the Office of Community and Regional Affairs

Princeton University recently contributed $50,000 to Princeton Community Housing’s (PCH) capital campaign in recognition of PCH’s 50th anniversary and the longtime collaborative relationship between the two institutions.

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017

Princeton University recently made a $10,000 contribution to the West Windsor-Plainsboro Send Hunger Packing program.  This program provides weekend meal packages for approximately 175 children from grades K to 6 in the West Windsor-Plainsboro School District in association with Mercer Street Friends.

Monday, Oct 17, 2016

by Michael Hotchkiss, Office of Communications

Improving access to affordable housing is a critical challenge around the country and across the globe. It's also an urgent concern just across Nassau Street from the University campus, in the municipality of Princeton.

Monday, Oct 10, 2016

by Danielle Alio, Office of Communications

Since 2009, the Princeton University Volunteer Fire Program has been serving both the University and surrounding community. The program consists of about 30 University staff members who volunteer during business hours to respond to emergencies with the Princeton Fire Department.