Princeton, NJ
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July 15, 2014
Nineteen Local Nonprofits Awarded $475,000 from the Princeton Area Community Foundation and Partners

The Princeton Area Community Foundation, the community foundation serving
 central New Jersey, has awarded $475,000 in competitive grants to 19 local
 nonprofit organizations that build social capital (the shared will and networks needed to tackle community problems) and provide
 opportunities to low-income individuals and families.

The grants, supporting organizations that create shared will and 
networks to tackle community problems, target greater Mercer County 
through the Community Foundation’s signature program, Greater Mercer Grants.

The Community Foundation collaborates with the Harbourton Foundation and charitable funds established at the Foundation by individuals and families to support this signature program, including: Tristan Beplat Fund, B.S. Berlin Foundation Fund, Blair Family Fund, Charles L. and Ann Lee Brown Fund, James E. & Diane W. Burke Fund, Judith and William Burks Fund, Jane M. Campbell Fund, Esther Y. Eure Fund, Archer & Thomas Harvey Fund, Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Fund, Kuser Arts Fund, LVC Fund, Princeton Youth Fund, Leroy E. “Brick” Purvis Charitable Fund, Barbara B. Smoyer Memorial Fund, Marjorie R. Smoyer Fund, Stanley C. Smoyer Fund, Speir Fund, Frank E. Taplin Jr. Fund, Weymar Fund, Whitehead Fund, Willy N. Fund, the Zing Fund.

Building Community: support for projects to build the region’s social capital

  • Center for Supportive Schools: $25,000 for Campaign Connect
  • Housing and Community Development Network of NJ: $25,000 for the Trenton Neighborhood Restoration Campaign
  • Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness: $25,000 to implement a plan to end individual homelessness in Mercer County
  • The Citizens Campaign: $40,000.00 for Impact Trenton: From Issues to Action
  • Work Environment Council of New Jersey: $43,000 for Trenton Healthy Schools Now

Program Support for low-income individuals and families

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County: $25,000 for mentoring programs
  • Children’s Home Society of NJ: $25,000 for the Trenton Education Dance Institute (TEDI)
  • Community Loan Fund of New Jersey: $20,000 for a Trenton Housing Market Assessment
  • Corner House Foundation: $20,000 for the Empowering Young Women Through Education and Work program
  • Meals on Wheels of Trenton/Ewing: $15,000 for the Subsidized Meal Program
  • Mercer Street Friends Center: $25,000 for the Hunger Relief and Prevention Program
  • New Jersey SEEDS: $15,000 for the College Preparatory Program, Trenton
  • Shiloh Community Development Corporation: $25,000 for the Shiloh CDC – Freedom School
  • Storytelling Arts: $22,945 for the Developing Emergent Literacy Skills program
  • Young Audiences of New Jersey & Eastern PA: $24,000 for the Trenton Adopt-a-School Initiative

Unrestricted Support to help nonprofits do their best work

  • Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County: $25,000
  • Habitat for Humanity – Trenton Area: $25,000
  • Latin American Legal Defense and Educational Fund: $25,000
  • Millhill Child & Family Development Corporation: $25,000
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