There is much to be happy about this month – warm temperatures included – not the least of which is the announcement of this year’s grantees! This month, we had the honor of awarding grants to 7 deserving, impactful nonprofit organizations. Our 2015-2016 grant recipients are representative of the Foundation’s commitment to providing diverse educational opportunities for Central Jersey residents from all walks of life.
This year, we are supporting the work of 3 museums, 1 historical society, and 3 social service organizations throughout Hunterdon, Warren, Somerset, Mercer, and Morris counties.
We invite you to read more about the programs we’re supporting – and more importantly, to join us in congratulating our grant recipients and supporting their diverse missions.
ANDERSON HOUSE (Whitehouse)
Family Education & Counseling Program
Anderson House is a halfway house for women recovering from alcohol and drug dependency. The Family Education & Counseling Program helps women and their families to heal and rebuild relationships and learn skills and behaviors to maintain and strengthen family relationships.
CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY of CENTRAL NEW JERSEY (Bedminster)
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 their physical, mental, and emotional health.
CASA SHaW (Washington)
Child Advocate Training Program
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties trains and provides court advocates for children in foster care. The training program prepares potential advocates for this difficult and crucial work.
HUNTERDON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Flemington)
Online Cataloging Project
HCHS collects and preserves the local history of Hunterdon County. This year’s online cataloging project will move many of the society’s records to an online database that will be made available to the community.
MACCULLOCH HALL HISTORICAL MUSEUM (Morristown)
Dig it! Plant it! Eat it! Youth Garden Program
Macculloch Hall preserves and shares the history of the Morris area, including that of the Macculloch-Miller families and of its founder, W. Parsons Todd. The Youth Garden Program will connect children with history and sustainability through garden care on the museum’s grounds.
MORVEN MUSEUM & GARDEN (Princeton)
Exhibition – Charles & Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Couple of an Age
Morven’s exhibit showcasing the Lindberghs and their rich history is the first of its kind. Programming for the exhibition will include lectures by notable historians and subject area experts, including an event in June presented by Reeve Lindbergh.
RED MILL MUSEUM VILLAGE (Clinton)
2016 Exhibitions – From Farm to Table & Sunny Side Up
The Red Mill preserves the history and heritage of Hunterdon County. Two exhibitions will showcase the breakfast traditions of a local family, the Mulligans, at the turn of the 19th century. They will connect this fascinating case study with the history of breakfast as a meaningful cultural tradition.