RFP Issued for Teen Mental Health Initiative in the Jewish Community

October 8, 2023

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey is launching a special initiative to support the mental health needs of teens and adolescents in the Greater MetroWest Jewish community.

This RFP is the culmination of a learning process over the past six months, during which the staff and leadership of HFNJ have been convening groups of more than fifty community professionals at three roundtable sessions to learn about the gaps in services, pain points, best practices, and publicly funded programs.


Through this initiative, the Foundation will provide grants not to exceed $150,000 a year for up to three years to organizations for projects that will address clinical care needs and/or informal support for youth and their families. The initiative will fund innovative new programs in the spaces and places where teens learn, pray, and play. This opportunity seeks to encourage organizations to bring creative and new models for replicating best practice programs, including those that may have been implemented successfully outside of our community, to reach our youth and their families.  Programs that are collaborations between multiple organizations are encouraged.

To be eligible for this initiative, non-profit organizations must work with teens from the Jewish community and work in the catchment area of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, which incorporates Essex, Morris, Somerset, Union, and parts of Sussex counties.

The deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. EST on November 28, 2023.

Full details can be found by downloading the RFP.