Our Mission

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey is an independent, endowed grant-making organization dedicated to reducing disparities in the delivery of healthcare and improving access to quality healthcare for vulnerable populations in the greater Newark, NJ area and the Jewish community of Greater MetroWest NJ.

HFNJ Mission

The mission of the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey is to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable, underserved populations in greater Newark and the Jewish Community of Greater MetroWest NJ, elevate the quality of community healthcare, reduce disparities in access, and promote the infusion of compassion and humanism into our healthcare system.

The Foundation seeks to seed new initiatives, identify and expand existing healthcare programs, support appropriate clinical and medical research, promote medical education to positively impact its targeted communities, and engage in partnerships to foster its goals.

HFNJ Statements


total grants awarded

Serving our community since 1996


Grants totaling over $30 million provided to support the Jewish community of Greater MetroWest, NJ


Given to strengthen Newark Beth Israel Medical Center across 185 grant projects


Humanism in Medicine awards given to local health providers who exemplify empathy and compassion

Anti-hate and Non-discrimination Statement

HFNJ is committed to an environment that does not promote or tolerate hate of any kind. As such we are both committed in principle and practice, and request that all grantees adhere to the following statement:

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, founded by the Jewish community, is rooted in the qualities of tzedakah (charity and righteousness) and tikkun olam (repairing the world). As such, we are committed to ensuring that the organizations and grants we support share similar values of building a more just world. Organizations that we fund represent that they, and the funds used from our grants, do not promote hate or antisemitism, discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran or disability status. Organizations funded by HFNJ warrant that they have in place policies and procedures to ensure that grant funds will not be used to negatively affect the actual and perceived safety and wellbeing of staff, clients, community partners and others and that your board of trustees and staff are committed to such principles.

Health Equity Statement

The following statement on health equity is our testament to the communities and stakeholders we serve of The Healthcare Foundation of NJ’s continued dedication to the principles of quality health care access for all.

For over a quarter of a century, The Healthcare Foundation of NJ has dedicated itself to addressing health disparities and promoting quality health for all. The COVID-19 pandemic served as a powerful reminder of the importance of addressing structural inequities that lie at the root of these disparities. The stark outcomes of the recent pandemic, which disproportionately affected communities of color, have further ignited our call to action.

Trustees and staff of the Foundation are committed to health equity and tackling challenges that hinder equitable healthcare. We will strive to enhance and strengthen the impact we can have in the communities we serve so that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their optimal health regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, preferred language, or other factors that affect access to care and health outcomes.

Commitment to Advancing Health Equity:
Our Continuing Pledge for Action

Investing in Knowledge:

We will deepen our understanding through ongoing training and education from experts in the field.

Community-Led Guidance:

We will seek input from community leaders who possess profound knowledge of these issues.

Equity-Centric Grantmaking:

We will identify new opportunities to integrate a health equity perspective into our grantmaking policies.

Collaborative Innovation:

We will forge new partnerships with organizations to fund innovative projects that can serve as models for others addressing inequities.
We anticipate this statement will evolve as we continue to learn and adapt to better address the challenges and opportunities in achieving health equity.