Second Round Grants 2022
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, through its philanthropic arm, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, issued $555,000 in grants to 13 non-profit organizations for health and cultural programs throughout New Jersey for the second round of grants in 2022.
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.
Center for Family Services, in Camden, received a $50,000 grant to support RecoveryCorps, a program created to address the need for health promotion and disease prevention related to opioid abuse in southern New Jersey communities.
Covenant House New Jersey, in Newark, received a $25,000 grant to provide mental health education and support to youth experiencing homelessness in New Jersey.
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.
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.
UrbanPromise Ministries, in Camden, received a $40,000 grant to offer preventive mental health services and programming for children, youth and families in the City of Camden and neighboring communities.
Community FoodBank of New Jersey, in Hillside, received a $200,000 grant to develop a Foundation Signature Initiative entitled Healthily Pantry Model Initiative. The initiative, a collaboration with Fulfill, Food Bank of South Jersey, Mercer Street Friends and NORWESCAP, will provide food-insecure residents of New Jersey with access to healthy food choices, education to encourage greater adoption of nutritious food, and resources to improve long-term household stability.
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.
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.
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.
Mainstage Center for the Arts, in Blackwood, received a $15,000 grant for general operating support to provide affordable and accessible programming for young people and their families.
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, in Newark, received a $50,000 grant to support the 2022/2023 season of The Horizon Foundation Family Series, which features family-friendly concerts designed to introduce children to classical music, the orchestra and musical elements.
Two River Theater Company, in Red Bank, received a $10,000 general operating support grant to provide theater performances and education, as well as provide support for artistic outreach programs.