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 will provide New Brunswick Tomorrow (NBT) continued support for its efforts to improve the health and well being of the working-poor and vulnerable families in New Brunswick, N.J. This year, NBT and a collaboration consisting of major employers, health care providers, government officials and resident leaders will implement a three-year community health-improvement plan to: (1) increase access to affordable and healthier foods; (2) help families improve their self-sufficiency; (3) examine the feasibility of providing pediatric health services in child day-care centers; and (4) continue to train and prepare community residents for leadership positions in the city.
Amount Awarded $427,500.00
Awarded on: 3/19/2012
Time frame: 4/1/2012 - 3/31/2013
Grant Number: 69891