The foundation seeks to invest in nonprofit organizations providing services to Salem County that promote health. Each grant we fund must have the greatest possible impact on improved health for individuals in our community. The following are grant opportunities available through the foundation:
- Healthy Kids, Bright Futures
In 2012, the foundation adopted a new strategic plan and grantmaking strategy that will focus on children and adolescents for the next ten years. The Healthy Kids, Bright Futures initiative will focus on childhood obesity and nutrition, and teen pregnancy prevention.
- Rebound to Resiliency
In 2015, as part of its “Healthy Kids Bright Futures” initiative the foundation launched Rebound to Resiliency, a comprehensive capacity building program focused on enhancing the capabilities and leadership of our nonprofit providers and their volunteers.
- Mini-Grant Program – General
In 2014, the foundation announced a new Mini-Grant program to support small-scale programming and events, which align with the interests of the Foundation. These interests include healthy eating, active living, teen pregnancy prevention, and reducing childhood obesity. Examples of some of the activities we will consider are health fairs, adult/children running programs, health educational events, etc.
- Mini-Grant Program – School Breakfast
Also in 2014, the foundation announced its School Breakfast program to support classroom breakfast initiatives in Salem County area schools. Research shows that offering school breakfast improves attendance rates and on-time arrival, test scores and classroom behavior. In addition to improving academic performance, there is evidence that school breakfast programs have the potential to reduce rates of childhood obesity, one of the Foundation’s central goals.
- Discretionary Funding Areas
The foundation continues to fund in the areas of access to healthcare, preventative care and career opportunities in healthcare.