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 continues support for New Brunswick Tomorrow (NBT) to develop a city plan for health and human services; provide staff and financial assistance to four NBT task forces; and increase enrollment in and graduation from NBT training programs in community leadership. The priorities of the four task forces are: (1) promotions and planning for the Healthier New Brunswick 2010 initiative; (2) expanding the number of home-based, child-care providers; (3) a school-based training and support program for youths and teens (for more than 600 children a year in six schools); and (4) an effort to increase the number of at-risk youths involved in community programs from 62 percent to 70 percent.
Amount Awarded $475,000.00
Awarded on: 3/30/2009
Time frame: 4/1/2009 - 3/31/2010
Grant Number: 53383