Second Round Grants 2023
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, through its philanthropic arm, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, issued $1,171,000 in grants to 26 non-profit organization throughout New Jersey, for the second round of grants in 2023.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) received a $300,000 grant to combat the youth mental health crisis by implementing trauma-informed practices in its more than 5,100 clubs across the country by 2026. In particular, this grant will support New Jersey's 22 clubs, training all staff to better support the emotional and mental well-being of over 55,000 children across the state.
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.
Diabetes Foundation, in Hackensack, received a $25,000 grant to support Diabetes Care & Prevention: Educating the Population to Promote Community Wellness, a prevention and education program provided in English and Spanish for patients with pre-diabetes and diabetes.
Mental Health Association in New Jersey, in Springfield, received a $25,000 grant to support a program designed to prevent suicide among youth of color and LBGTQ+ communities by building and strengthening suicide prevention training at youth-serving organizations.
Millhill Child and Family Development Corporation, in Trenton, received a $25,000 grant to support Eat Right, Keep Moving, an obesity education and prevention program, using the evidence-based CATCH curriculum, that aims to build a Culture of Health within the communities that Millhill serves.
Rutgers Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health, through Rutgers University Foundation in New Brunswick, received a $100,000 grant for the Culture of Health School Program, which aims to foster and promote healthy lifestyles to youth grades K-8th, by increasing physical and nutritional literacy.
St. Benedict's Preparatory School, in Newark, received a $25,000 grant to support the Steven Grossman Student Counseling Center, which provides students with mental health education, resources and services.
Strong Minds America, in Maplewood, received a $25,000 grant to support their Youth Mental Health and Education program, which aims to build awareness on the importance of mental health education and services among BIPOC youth ages 16-25.
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.
Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey, in Holmdel, received a $25,000 grant to support their School-Based Nurse Practitioner Health Services Program, designed to provide obesity prevention education and chronic disease management in seven Monmouth County school districts.
The Arc of New Jersey, in North Brunswick, received a $25,000 grant to support the Healthy Lifestyles Project, designed to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities get better quality health care and increase their access to community-based health programs.
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 inpatient and outpatient services.
Bridges Outreach, in Summit, received a $25,000 grant to address and combat homelessness in Western Union County through the enhancement and expansion of case management, community outreach and other support 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.
Garden State Equality Education Fund, in Asbury Park, received a $25,000 grant to support their Affirming Healthcare Map, an online directory that shows availability of health service providers who are clinically and culturally competent in working effectively with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals.
National Medical Fellowships received a $186,000 grant to establish a scholarship program for first year medical students entering the field of psychiatry at one of New Jersey's psychiatric residency programs.
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.
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.
Count Basie Theatre, in Red Bank, received a $10,000 grant for general operating support to provide affordable and accessible shows for young people and their families.
Mainstage Center for the Arts, in Blackwood, received a $15,000 grant for general operating support to provide affordable and accessible arts programming for young people and their families.
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, in Newark, received a $25,000 grant to support the 2023/2024 season of The Horizon Foundation Family Series, which features family-friendly concerts designed to introduce children to classical music, the orchestra and musical elements.
New Jersey Theatre Alliance, in Morristown, received a $25,000 grant to support the Theatre and Health Bridge Project which provides an opportunity for theatre and health professionals to collaborate and explore the connection between theatre arts and community health.
Newark Public Radio, in Newark, received a $10,000 general operating support grant to provide its audience and the community with a variety of jazz and blues programs, cultural events and youth education.
Passage Theatre Company, in Trenton, received a $10,000 general operating support grant to help provide artistically excellent and relevant theatre programming and arts education to the greater Trenton community.
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.