SHWF & CFNJ announce grants to Salem Community College

The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation (SHWF) and the Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ) have announced grants totaling $30,000 to Salem Community College (SCC). The grants come from the permanently restricted Salem Health and Wellness Fund at CFNJ, which was created as part of an alliance between SHWF and CFNJ to improve health and wellness in Salem County.

The grant to SCC will provide scholarships to students in the Allied Health programs as well as the Practical Nursing and Associate Degree in Nursing programs. “Many students are forced to work extra hours to pay for their courses, which causes them to lose valuable study time,” stated Brenda Goins, executive director of SHWF. “These scholarships will help relieve students’ financial burden and help with retention.” The foundation has partnered with Salem Community College since 2004 funding the development of its allied health programs, scholarships and other wellness programs totaling $759,694.00.

“Allied Health and Nursing are among Salem Community College’s most popular programs. We’re proud that graduates are hired for vital positions in our community’s health care industry,” said Ceil Smith, executive director of the Salem Community College Foundation. “The Community College and Salem Health and Wellness Foundation have partnered over the years and will continue to partner to support students in these programs.”

To learn more about the scholarships, call Mrs. Ceil Smith at 856-351-2602.

Foundation Funds Continue to Serve Residents

 The newly-formed partnership between SHWF and the Community Foundation of New Jersey, one of the state’s largest and most respected public charities, continues to enhance and expand our mission to serve the healthcare needs of the people of Salem County.  Since the creation of the partnership in November 2014, more than $450,000 has been awarded for the benefit of Salem County residents.

Media Contact:
Brenda L. Goins
Executive Director
Salem Health & Wellness Foundation