Local Organizations Receive Grants

NEWARK – Twenty-four charities received grants worth a total of $401,000 from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Robert A. Marino, chairman of the foundation’s Board of Directors, announced.

The following local organizations received funding:

  • Arts Guild New Jersey in Rahway, received a general operating support grant of $10,000 for its visual art exhibits program, art classes, film screenings and a summer arts program for children.
  • George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, received a grant of $25,000 to support its new musical touring play addressing obesity. The story, about a family’s decision to make positive lifestyle changes after the mother’s Type 2 diabetes diagnosis, will be viewed annually by over 20,000 New Jersey school children in grades four through eight.
  • The Arc of New Jersey in North Brunswick, received a $25,000 grant to fund the production of 5,000 updated diabetes education booklets and 4,000 updated DVDs of its video for people with disabilities and their caregivers. The booklets and DVDs will include both English and Spanish translations.
  • Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit, the state’s largest institution dedicated exclusively to viewing, making, and learning about contemporary art, received a general operating support grant of $10,000 to fund its arts education program that serves individuals of all ages.
  • Women Helping Women in Metuchen, founded in 1975 by Rutgers Community Health Center and the National Council of Jewish Women, received a grant of $15,000 for its Depression Treatment and Outreach Program. The grant provides six bi-monthly community workshops in Central New Jersey to educate women about depression, individual counseling sessions, and a 12-session therapy group for women who prefer group counseling.

“The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, in its eighth year of operation, is proud to make these grants to 24 organizations that work diligently each day to improve, innovate, and make an impact in the lives of thousands of New Jersey residents,” Marino said.

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