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.This grant provides continued support to the United Way of Central New Jersey (UWCJ). Like its counterparts, UWCJ conducts an annual fund-raising campaign. A significant share of the organization's proceeds finance donor choice allocations to pre-designated agencies outside Middlesex County and the bordering township of Franklin (adjacent to New Brunswick). Its ability to provide competitive, ongoing support to local helping agencies has become seriously stressed over the past year at a time when the demand for these safety net services has increased. This grant will directly support 23 local youth-serving charities, providing 39 programs, in central New Jersey. No portion of this grant will be used for UWCJ administrative expenses. The project will be considered successful if selected local youth serving agencies are able to provide some 33,400, primarily low-income children with a variety of recreational, educational, health, and substance abuse programs these children would not otherwise have access to.
Amount Awarded $735,204.00
Awarded on: 6/28/2005
Time frame: 7/1/2005 - 6/30/2006
Grant Number: 50937