Community FoodBank of New Jersey, in Hillside, received a $200,000 grant to develop Healthy Pantry, a Foundation Signature Initiative that will provide food-insecure residents with access to and education on healthy food choices, along with resources to improve household stability.
Community Foundation of New Jersey, in Morristown, received a $35,000 grant to support the Newark Youth Summer Employment Program, which offers work experience, teaches employment skills and financial literacy, and provides Newark youth with a summer income.
HomeFront, in Lawrenceville, received a $25,000 grant to support HomeFront’s Health Access Team, which helps individuals who were formerly homeless and now living in HomeFront’s emergency, transitional and permanent housing programs get connected to the health and social support services they need.
Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, in Margate City, received a $45,000 grant to support the Wellness Network, a program that promotes care access and patient adherence to improve health outcomes for Atlantic County residents.
Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, in Camden, received a $50,000 grant to support their Shelter-Based Healthcare Coordination Initiative, which will provide coordinated care management to the most medically complex and socially vulnerable residents of their Camden-based men’s shelter.
AtlantiCare Foundation, through the Community Foundation of New Jersey, in Morristown, received a $50,000 grant to support the Atlantic City Patient Transportation project, which provides free, easily accessible and reliable transportation for low-income patients in Atlantic City using the health system’s services.
Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey, in Toms River, received a $15,000 grant to support a program that helps homebound seniors overcome isolation and barriers to care and provides them with access to services that improve their health.
Saint Vincent Academy, in Newark, received a $25,000 grant to support the Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Leadership Promise Scholar, which provides one four-year scholarship to a Greater Newark-area student.