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Grant Award Stories

The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey strategically aligns and coordinates the Company’s charitable giving efforts to support organizations and develop partnerships that enrich the lives and health of our members and the communities we serve. Here are just some of the examples of how our grant investments have had a positive impact on individuals and communities throughout our great state.

David, After School All-Stars

After-School All-Stars: A Real Game Changer

David didn’t like to read and struggled with math. He didn’t make time for homework. He avoided sports and spent most days after school playing video games. He was uncomfortable talking to people. But After-School All-Stars changed his life, and David discovered a passion for learning.

Arc of New Jersey Healthy Lifestyle Program

Catering specifically to those living with disabilities, the program puts healthy lifestyle information into action.
Holly Homa RN, BSN, CDE with BVMI

Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI)

A program staffed by dedicated healthcare professionals is giving people with diabetes who cannot afford their medical care a better option.
Dorothy DeCota and her son, Matthew

Community in Crisis in Bernardsville

A parent-to-parent support group is helping families share their stories and giving them the resources they need to navigate substance use disorders in a safe and trusting environment.
Yvonne Murphy

CompleteCare’s Diabetes Self-Management Program

A spike in blood sugar could have jeopardized Yvonne Murphy’s job as a school bus driver. CompleteCare put her on track with a treatment plan.
Lori Nightlinger

Food Bank of South Jersey’s Eating Well & Diabetes Program

The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey supports Food Bank of South Jersey’s program to get healthy food to people in need who have diabetes.
Angel Nieves and his daughter, Natalia

Greater Newark Conservancy’s Nutrition Education Program

After being diagnosed with diabetes, Angel Nieves needed the tools to lead a healthier lifestyle. He found them in the Greater Newark Conservancy’s Nutrition Education Program.
Hopeworks Food Advocacy Team

Hopeworks ‘N Camden’s Food Advocacy Team

Camden’s teens are leading a program for healthy eating in the inner city. And the community’s already started eating better.
Craigin Diaz

Ironbound Community Corporation’s (ICC) Urban Agriculture Program

Down Bottom Farms in Newark is teaching kids in the Ironbound neighborhood about healthy food, gardening and community building.

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties’ Advance Your Health (AYH) Program

With the Advance Your Health program, residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties get the education and support they need for life-changing wellness practices.

Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall Series

Through a joint program by The Horizon Foundation of New Jersey and Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, families impacted by the opioid crisis find support, resources and hope.

Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey School-based Nurse Practitioner Program

A grant from The Horizon Foundation places bilingual nurse practitioners in schools, where they provide often-crucial health care services and education.