We are happy to announce our six grant recipients for the 2016-2017 Grant Cycle! In a year when change and uncertainty seem to be the norm, we have taken those sentiments as a signal to us to reach out and welcome new organizations into our fold. This year’s cohort of award recipients is a combination of new and former grantees as well as diverse missions. Despite uncertain times, we are absolutely certain they are bettering our communities – and for that, we are proud to support each one of the projects and programs detailed below.
We invite you to read more about our grantees – and more importantly, to join us in offering support to these excellent programs.
The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey, Trenton (Mercer County)
Cares for Her
The Children’s Home Society protects and supports children through a variety of initiatives, including foster care and adoption services, prenatal education programs, and local school partnerships. The Cares for Her program educates low-income pregnant women about prenatal health and wellness and strives towards a goal of improving birth outcomes in Trenton.
Cancer Support Community of Central New Jersey, Bedminster (Somerset County)
CSCCNJ provides support and education to all individuals affected by cancer. Regular wellness programs, such as T’ai Chi Chih, Yoga, and Wellness Workout, help clients learn new techniques for managing stress and improving physical, mental, and emotional health.
Family Promise, Flemington (Hunterdon County)
Parenting in a Crisis
As the only homeless shelter in Hunterdon County, Family Promise offers housing as well as educational programs, job and transportation assistance, and compassionate, available support. The Parenting in a Crisis program educates and supports families when parenting success is inevitably disrupted by the context of their living situations.
Hunterdon Land Trust, Flemington (Hunterdon County)
Hunterdon Land Trust protects the land and resources of Hunterdon County and preserves Flemington’s culturally and historically significant Dvoor Farm. Completion of the Rustic Classroom – part of the Dvoor Farm’s restored wagon shed – will avail HLT of additional space and opportunities for community events, outreach, and education.
Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Princeton (Mercer County)
Senior Outreach Service
In keeping with a tradition of compassionate community service, JFCS offers a wide range of social services and support programs to the people of Mercer County. The Senior Outreach Service (S.O.S.) program provides individualized care to qualified senior citizens living alone in Mercer County.
Riding with Heart, Pittstown (Hunterdon County)
Located on nearly thirty acres of preserved farmland, Riding with HEART provides equine-assisted therapies to adults and children with physical and/or emotional disabilities. HorsePower!, an EALT program, educates at-risk adolescents who struggle in a traditional classroom by offering a natural environment, equine-assisted therapy, and a special curriculum.