November 14, 2013
The Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ) today congratulated the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) for making a $1.5 million grant to the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee’s Snowflake Youth Foundation. The grant monies will be distributed to youth-oriented nonprofit organizations in New Jersey, each impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
CFNJ administers the Snowflake Youth Foundation’s funds on behalf of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee. The purpose of the Foundation is to harness the excitement of the Super Bowl XLVIII to raise critical funds to renovate and transform after-school facilities in the NY/NJ area that provide school-age boys and girls with safe and supervised recreational, educational, and character-building activities.
The first group of recipients of the Snowflake grant made possible by RWJF include:
- Boys and Girls Club of America
- Jersey Cares
- Rahway Community Action Center
- Rahway Recreation Center
- Robert D. Wilson Memorial Community Center (Highlands)
- Toms River East High School
- YCS (Youth Consultation Service)
“The creation of the Snowflake Youth Foundation at CFNJ showed the Host Committee to be forward-thinking, as it allows them to positively impact New Jersey’s communities well beyond the Super Bowl,” said Hans Dekker, President of CFNJ. “We’re thrilled that one of our state’s most well-respected grantmakers, RWJF, is leveraging this partnership to make a meaningful difference from Rahway to Toms River and many places in between.”
Those seeking to learn more about the Snowflake Youth Foundation or how to support their work are encouraged to contact CFNJ at 973-267-5533.