SH&WF Announces Latest 2017 Grant Awards

The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation and the Community Foundation of New Jersey have announced $484,600 in grant funds awarded to 12 organizations since August 2017, bringing the annual total grant-making to more than $1.5 million.

More than $1.68 million has been awarded for 2017 supporting nonprofits and the residents they serve.

“We are pleased to establish new partnerships as well as support ongoing partnerships with organizations in Salem County,” stated Brenda Goins, executive director of the Salem Health and Wellness Foundation. “There are many organizations throughout the county who are providing programs and services to our residents meeting their needs where they are.”

The most recent grants are:

  • $2,500 – Salem Count Fire Academy: Hazmat training for first responders and others interested in the training.
  • $40,000 – Pennsville Township: Upgrades to facilitate health and safety education.
  • $2,500 – Salem County Vocational Technical High School: Startup costs for new Yoga program.
  • $70,000 – Salem County Sheriff’s Office: Support for Project Lifesaver, DARE and Community Service programs.
  • $53,700 – Pedricktown First Aid and Rescue Squad: Purchase of Stryker Loader System and XPS system for volunteer ambulance squad.
  • $71,000 – Family Health Initiatives: Continuation of our partnership working to reduce teen pregnancy and STD’s.
  • $25,500 – Steered Straight: Anti-drug program that is conducted in Salem County K-12 schools.
  • $58,000 – Borough of Penns Grove: Stryker Loader system and life-saving breathing apparatus for firefighters and ambulance squads in Penns Grove.
  • *$10,000 – Meals on Wheels of Salem County: Support to eliminate waiting lists for meal delivery to elderly and disabled Salem County residents.
  • $50,000 – Food Bank of South Jersey: Support for the Healthy Living Initiative’s nutrition education for students in Penns Grove and Salem schools as well as Family Success Centers.
  • $73,980 – Puerto Rican Action Committee: Support for the PRAC Health program supporting underserved Salem County residents.
  • $1,400 – Alloway Township: Purchase of an AED unit for the township building.

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