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Two Lawrenceville Non-Profits Earn Grants from The Horizon Foundation

HomeFront and Special Olympics New Jersey are among 60 recipients across the state.

Two local non-profits have received grants form The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey in its fourth and final found of 2013 awards. 

With these awards, the Foundation made more than $4.2 million in grants to 142 non-profits in 2013.

HomeFront in Lawrenceville received a grant of $25,000 to support the Health Maven Project.  The project connects low-income or homeless parents and their children with providers for primary care services, offers assistance in navigating the subsidized health care system, and helps clients manage a medical crisis.

Special Olympics New Jersey in Lawrenceville received a two-year grant of $25,000 to support its Young Athlete Program. The program offers clinic-style, sport-specific instructions aimed at the physical and developmental needs of children ages 2 to 7 with an emphasis on sports skill development.

“The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey applauds the commitment and dedication of non-profit organizations because they help improve the health and quality of life of Garden State residents,” said Robert A. Marino, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Chairman & CEO and Foundation Board Chairman. “By addressing significant public health issues or contributing to the cultural richness of our state, the grantees we support are making a positive impact on the lives of the people they serve.”

The Foundation awarded the following 60 grants at its December 2013 Board meeting. Other recipients include: 
  • Aljira, Newark
  • American Conference on Diversity, New Brunswick
  • Art House Productions, Jersey City
  • Art Pride, Burlington
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark, Newark
  • Cape Assist, Wildwood
  • Children’s Aid and Family Services, Paramus
  • Children’s Futures, Trenton
  • Christ the King Preparatory School, Newark
  • Community Hope, Parsippany
  • Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank
  • Covenant House, Newark
  • CPC Behavioral Healthcare, Eatontown
  • Crossroads Programs, Willingboro
  • Diabetes Foundation, Paramus
  • Enright Melanoma Foundation, Summit 
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck 
  • Family Guidance Center, Hamilton
  • Garden State Discovery Museum Center for Learning, Cherry Hill
  • Hispanic Family Center Southern New Jersey, Camden
  • Hope House, Paterson
  • La Casa de Don Pedro, Newark
  • Lakewood Resource and Referral Center, Lakewood
  • Literacy Volunteers of New Jersey, Metuchen 
  • Monmouth County Arts Council, Red Bank
  • Moorestown Theater Company, Moorestown
  • New Jersey Goals of Care, Princeton, 
  • New Jersey Theatre Alliance, West Orange
  • Newark Boys Chorus School, Newark
  • Newark Public Radio/WBGO, Newark 
  • Newark Renaissance House, Newark 
  • The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville
  • Ocean Community Economic Action Now, Toms River
  • Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown 
  • Philip’s Education Partners, Newark
  • Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Madison
  • Prevent Child Abuse- New Jersey Chapter, New Brunswick
  • Puerto Rican Unity for Progress, Camden
  • The Ritz Theatre Company, Haddon Township
  • Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville
  • Robins’ Nest, Glassboro
  • Rowan University Foundation, Glassboro
  • Rutgers University Foundation, New Brunswick
  • St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, Newark
  • Saint Vincent’s Academy, Newark
  • Save Latin America, Union City
  • Shiloh Community Development Corporation, Trenton
  • Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth Convent of St. Elizabeth, Elizabeth
  • Trenton Children’s Chorus, Trenton
  • Twin Oaks Community Services, Mount Holly
  • United Way of Essex and West Hudson, Newark
  • UrbanPromise Ministries, Camden
  • Valerie Fund,  Maplewood
  • Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey, Red Bank
  • Volunteers of America, Collingswood
  • West Bergen Mental Healthcare, Ridgewood, 
  • Youth Development Clinic of Newark, Newark

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