What We Fund
We are committed to keeping New Jersey healthy by promoting health equity and cultural awareness in the diverse communities we serve. We work alongside our partners to improve our neighbors' well-being and address health disparities. Our goal is for everyone in New Jersey has the opportunity to live a healthy, more fulfilling life.
- Caring and Connecting grants range from $10,000 to $50,000.
- Creating grants are by invitation only and range from $5,000 to $15,000.
Support for evidence-based preventive programs that provide opportunities for under-resourced individuals, families and communities to make healthy choices.
Programs that reduce obesity and diabetes through education and preventive activities with a focus on:
- Healthy Food Accessibility
- Nutrition Education
- Physical Activity
- Public Spaces
Programs that reduce and prevent opioid use disorder through increased awareness, education, community engagement and peer support with a focus on:
- Mental Health Support
- Recovery Support
Preventive programs that increase awareness, education and community engagement, and reduce stigma around mental health issues, especially among youth and adolescents, with a focus on:
- Suicide Prevention
Other considerations will be made for programs that also address trauma (Adverse Childhood Experiences) as a secondary focus.
Programs coordinated by a health professional that help improve health outcomes by connecting individuals to information and resources that address social determinants of health.
Health professionals may include:
- Community Health Workers
- Case Managers
- Patient Navigators
- Certified Peer Specialists
- Social Workers
General operating or programmatic support for arts and cultural organizations to improve the quality of life for residents and communities throughout New Jersey. Support is by invitation only and is limited to organizations located and providing services in Burlington, Camden, Essex, Mercer and Monmouth counties.