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The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey Awards More than $1 million in Grants to 20 Non-profit Organizations
Date:7/23/2014

Newark, NJ (PRWEB) July 23, 2014

Celebrating a decade of philanthropy in 2014, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey today announced the awarding of $1,070,000 in grants to 20 New Jersey non-profit organizations, including a special award in recognition of the Foundation’s 1,000th grant.

“The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey is proud to continue our tradition of supporting community-based organizations that are working to improve public health and enhance the quality of life in the Garden State,” said Robert A. Marino, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Chairman & CEO and Foundation Board Chairman.

Since its inception in 2004, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey has awarded 1,001 grants totaling nearly $36 million to support New Jersey non-profit organizations.

The Foundation awarded the following 20 grants at its June 2014 Board meeting:

  • All Saints Community Service and Development Corporation, in Hoboken, received a $15,000 grant to support the Fresh and Fit program, which is an evidence-based, health education program for children, teens and families focused on physical fitness and healthy eating.
  • Arts Guild New Jersey, in Rahway, received a $10,000 general operating support grant to fund their 2014 programming and events.
  • ChoiceOne Pregnancy & Sexual Health Resource Centers, in Lawrenceville, received a $25,000 grant to support the Optimal Health Program, a health literacy program for women of childbearing age that offers such services as health education, assistance in scheduling appointments for medical services, screenings, mentoring and referrals to health care and prescription services.
  • Cornerstone Family Programs, in Morristown, received a $15,000 grant to support the development of a community health literacy program for low-income, at-risk, minority families and seniors that of
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