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First Round Grants 2023

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, through its philanthropic arm, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, issued $390,000 in grants to 15 non-profit organization throughout New Jersey, for the first round of grants in 2023.

  • America's Grow-A-Row, in Pittstown, received a $25,000 grant to support the Produce Prescription Program that addresses obesity in Hunterdon County by providing access to fresh produce and nutrition education.

    Community in Crisis, in Liberty Corner, received a $25,000 grant to support Community in Connection: A Healthy Lifestyle and Recovery Support Initiative, which provides community-level opioid prevention education programming as well as recovery support and referral services.

    Main Street Counseling Service, in West Orange, received a $25,000 grant to support the Youth Group Prevention program, which provides free mental health education and support to elementary, middle and high school students in Newark and the Oranges.

    New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, in Princeton, received a $50,000 grant to support the Mayors Wellness Campaign Mental Health Initiative, which provides community leaders and residents with education and training to increase understanding of mental health issues.

    Parker Family Health Center, in Red Bank, received a $25,000 grant to support the Enhanced Diabetes Management Program, an obesity prevention initiative that aims to improve health for low-income patients without health insurance by providing diabetes prevention education and by offering increased access to social services.

    Shore Clubhouse, in Long Branch, received a $15,000 grant to help individuals with mental illness overcome barriers to care and gain access to employment, educations and other opportunities they need to be happy, confident, productive members of their community.

  • Community Access Unlimited, in Elizabeth, received a $15,000 grant to support a pilot program that provides assistive technology (AT) to people with disabilities through a library lending model.

    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.

    goHunterdon, in Flemington, received a $50,000 grant to support the Hunterdon Healthcare Transportation Access Project, designed to provide free, easily accessible, and reliable transportation for low-income patients in Hunterdon County.

    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 $50,000 grant to support the Wellness Network, a program that promotes care access and patient adherence to improve health outcomes for Atlantic County residents.

  • GlassRoots, in Newark, received a $10,000 general operating support grant to help support its programs and activities including: school field trips, multi-week artist residencies, and college readiness and career training for young adults.

    Newark School of the Arts, in Newark, received a $10,000 grant to support the Early Childhood Music and Movement Program, which provides musical and artistic experiences to young children to promote well-being, prevent mental health issues and cultivate language skills.

    New Jersey Repertory Company, in Long Branch, received a $10,000 general operating support grant to provide opportunities for children and their families to learn about and experience the theater.

    Symphony in C, in Collingswood, received a $20,000 general operating support grant to fund educational outreach programming.