On June 6th at our 4th Annual Meeting, one of these three organizations will be awarded our $100,000 core mission grant. The other two will receive $$50,000 general operating grants.
Community Health and Wellbeing Focus Area:
The NJ Agricultural Society/Farmers Against Hunger (Burlington County)
The NJ Agricultural Society/Farmers Against Hunger connects healthy food from farms to families.Their project will formally establish the Farmers Against Hunger Land Stewardship Center in Burlington County, which will address the problems of food insecurity, lack of access to healthy food, and inequitable distribution of food across certain populations and geographic regions.
Women, Children and Family Focus Area:
Family Promise of Southwest NJ (Gloucester County)
Family Promise works to empower and support working families, low-income families and families experiencing homelessness. Their project, the Promising Futures Program, will deepen their current support model for families facing housing insecurity from the emergency shelter model to also include prevention and shelter diversion services.
From Education Focus Area:
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge (Burlington County)
Woodford Cedar Run is the busiest wildlife rehabilitation hospital in the tri-state area and is also home to a nature center that hosts education programs for all ages. Their project will establish a STEM and Wildlife Education After School Program and will include the purchase of a van to provide transportation to students from the surrounding communities.