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 locatedThis grant provides continued support for the United Way of Central New Jersey (UWCJ), which conducts the federated giving program for local voluntary, nonprofit community organizations in health and related fields in Middlesex County and the bordering township of Franklin (adjacent to New Brunswick). The UWCJ's ability to provide competitive, ongoing support to helping agencies has become seriously stressed over the past year. The continuing economic recession has intensified the demand for services provided by these safety net agencies. The 2003-2004 campaign goal is $5,085,264, of which 75 percent is collected from state and national organizations. This grant represents a 3 percent increase over last year's $660,000 grant. The Foundation's grant will be used to support central New Jersey charities that provide social services, medical care, day care, and youth programs. The project will be considered successful if other area businesses match the Foundation's grant on approximately a 1:1 basis, and the entire $1,345,129 (to be raised) for local charities is able to leverage another $14,011,869 in local, state, and federal grants.
Amount Awarded $679,800.00
Awarded on: 6/26/2003
Time frame: 7/1/2003 - 6/30/2004
Grant Number: 45846