Improving New Jersey's community health centers

Although the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation became a national philanthropy in 1972 and has operated on a national scale since then, it also has continued funding a limited number of local institutions and projects in the New Brunswick area and throughout New Jersey. It does so in part to honor the legacy of its founder, and in part to recognize the special responsibilities to the communities and the state in which it is located.The purpose of this project is to establish a technical assistance service to improve the performance and viability of New Jersey's network of local nonprofit community health centers. These institutions comprise an important component of the health care "safety net" available in the State for low-income and uninsured families. The pursuit of this core mission calls for managerial capacities that are at once resourceful, efficient, and productive. Field studies by a team of board members and consultants from the Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ), Morristown, indicate significant difficulties in meeting these basic operational requirements among local health centers in the State. Thus, CFNJ is planning a technical assistance service to help these centers identify, analyze, and resolve particular managerial issues affecting their performance and sustainability.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $500,000.00

Awarded on: 9/21/2000

Time frame: 10/1/2000 - 3/31/2005

Grant Number: 39830


Community Foundation of New Jersey

35 Knox Hill Road
P.O. Box 338
Morristown, 07963-0338


Albert M. Head
Project Director