The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey was pleased to be able to support Pushcart Players, as they offer a variety of on-school-time programs for special needs populations to make theater education and participation accessible to everyone. In a series of classes and rehearsals, young people on the Autism spectrum and with other cognitive disabilities create a theater piece to be performed for their classmates and peers.
The Healthcare Foundation was proud to partner with Jonathan Littman and his family to provide seed money and operating and expansion funding for this wonderful program.
In 2016, The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey celebrated our 20th anniversary by awarding 20 grants of $20,000, to be used at the discretion of the receiving organizations. CPNJ received one of these awards and opted to use the funds to install a pool lift system at their Horizon High School in Livingston.
HFNJ is proud to have supported the NJSO for this program that promotes healing through music for patients, staff and caregivers in Essex County.
CPNJ’s Horizon School in Livingston does amazing work with children who have cerebral palsy and other serious neurological, physical, and developmental challenges. HFNJ is pleased and proud to help through our granting.
HFNJ’s support of the Caucus Education Corporation facilitates discussions of healthcare issues such as this one, which explores access to mental health services in the greater Newark region.
We’re so proud of the work being done by Cindy Sickora, DPN, Dr. Hosseinali Shahidi, MD, the community health workers they trained, and their team from Rutgers at the Jordan & Harris Community Health Center in Newark. Listen to her describe this innovative project seeded by HFNJ.
Through a program partially funded by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is able to send musicians to engage with the autism community. This performance is at the Center for Autism in Newark.
The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey made a first-time grant last year to the Bass Foundation to support their Backpack Buddies program in East Orange.
A grant made to Pushcart Players in Verona allowed for Newark students on the Autism Spectrum, and with other Developmental Challenges, to participate in and present various music and drama performances.
Along with Congregation Ahavas Sholom, the Trust for Public Land, and other partners, the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey helped fund a new playground area for this school in Newark.
Through a program partially funded by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is able to send musicians to engage with the autism community.
HFNJ funding helped to get this very worthwhile project off the ground.