New Grants total $2.5 Million
HFNJ is proud to announce that on December 14th our Board of Trustees approved an additional $2,521,457 in grants for 2020, bringing the total this year to more than $7.9 million.
Of the grants just awarded, more than $800,000 were directly related to the covid-19 pandemic and its effects on people’s physical and emotional health. With stress and anxiety levels extremely high, support for mental health programs was paramount.
Among those agencies receiving support are Main Street Counseling, which received $170,000 to add two full-time, culturally-competent social workers to its staff to meet greatly increased demand from potential clients and existing clients seeking additional hours of therapy; NJPAC, which was awarded $99,955 to continue its partnership with the Mental Health Association to provide mental health supports to youth in its arts Maker programs who are experiencing emotional distress; and Rutgers School of Health Professionals, which received $43,052 to provide mindfulness training and practice to reduce stress among health professionals.
Newark Community Health Centers received a grant in the amount of $100,000 to purchase and outfit a mobile van to bring health care, testing, and vaccinations into the community.
The JCC of MetroWest NJ received funding in the amount of $106,400 to add a full-time nurse to its staff to provide information, education, and health monitoring for youth in its daytime programs and their parents.
Two area hospitals also received major funding. Clara Maass Medical Center received an outright grant of $534,000 plus a challenge grant up to $250,000 for the purchase of an MRI machine. In addition, Trinitas Regional Medical Center received a challenge grant in the amount of $250,000 to cap its campaign for the purchase of a new MRI.
A full listing of HFNJ grants in 2020 is at this page.