The Newark Beth Israel Hospital founded

The Newark Beth Israel Hospital was founded by donations from Newark's Jewish community to give Jewish physicians, denied access to practice medicine in other hospitals because of their religion, an institution in which to provide medical care. From its beginning, the hospital was an institution that welcomed all people and all healthcare professionals with the same quality of care. The qualities of tzedakah (charity and righteousness) and tikkun olam (repairing the world) have guided both the hospital and the Foundation since our beginnings.


The Healthcare Foundation of NJ established

Originally called the NBI Foundation, The Healthcare Foundation of NJ is established with proceeds from the sale of Newark Beth Israel Hospital to the Saint Barnabas Corporation for $125 million.


School-based Health Clinics created

HFNJ provides funding to establish a series of school-based health clinics throughout Newark, in partnership with Newark Beth Israel Children’s Hospital of NJ.


Humanism in Healthcare Awards established

Established HFNJ Humanism in Healthcare Awards to include recognition of employees at hospitals and nursing schools who demonstrate outstanding compassion in their provision of healthcare.


Healthcare Foundation Center for Humanistic Medicine established

Established The Healthcare Foundation Center for Humanism and Medicine within New Jersey Medical School (now Rutgers NJMS).


Comprehensive Cancer & Blood Disorders Center renovation

Provided $1 million in capital funding to Newark Beth Israel Medical Center to renovate and expand its Fredrick B. Cohen Comprehensive Cancer & Blood Disorders Center.


Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative launched

Launched a three year initiative to provide mental health care and support for infants and young children. In 2006, one Irvington and two Newark pre-school centers were awarded funding to expand access to mental health care.


Emergency Vehicles Outfitted with Wireless Technology

Equipped 32 UMDNJ emergency vans with wireless EMS technology, enabling the transmission of real time, high-resolution data about incoming patients to receiving hospitals throughout the state of NJ.


Delirium Prevention & Treatment Initiative launched

Launched the HFNJ Hospital Acquired Delirium Prevention & Treatment Initiative and a learning collaborative that included five local hospitals (Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and UMDNJ/University Hospital).


Initiative to Support ACA Expansion of Medicaid started

Supported a three year initiative to fund education, outreach, and enrollment activities under the Affordable Care Act and NJ’s expansion of Medicaid. Four major grants totaling approx. $400,000 and twelve mini grants of $10,000 or less were awarded. Our support contributed to significant enrollment gains and coverage maintenance for Medicaid consumers in NJ in Essex County.


HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Projects supported

HFNJ has funded extensive work in HIV prevention and treatment in Greater Newark over many year, as this region is one of the most impacted in NJ. Key partners in this work included almost $700,000 in lifetime funding to the Hetrick-Martin Institute (pictured) and $2.7 million in lifetime funding to NJCRI.


Largest Grant in HFNJ History Awarded to Fund Emergency Department renovation

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center received a $5,000,000 multi-year commitment to support the construction of a new emergency services pavilion - the largest grant in the history of The Healthcare Foundation of NJ.


Post-pandemic Healthcare Workforce Development funded

To bolster the healthcare workforce frayed by the pandemic, HFNJ provided a $160,000 award to Newark Opportunity Youth Network to launch an innovative Allied Health career track for teens and young adults. HFNJ also awarded Seton Hall University $39,590 to advance preparation of nurse practitioner students, and $193,923 to Caldwell University to upgrade its simulation and nursing skills labs.


Multi-year Grant Pilot launched

Provided the first two multi-year awards in the Foundation's history - a $294,739 grant to the JCC of MetroWest to support the Littman Memory Center and a $225,000 award to Newark’s North Ward Center to increase outreach among seniors.