Community Foundation of New Jersey

SHWF & CFNJ Announce Capacity Building Grants

October 26, 2015

The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation and the Community Foundation of New Jersey announced today grants totaling $277,151 for capacity building projects. Funds will support opportunities to build a strong and sustainable community of nonprofits.

The Salem Health and Wellness’ Rebound to Resiliency initiative brought together nine local nonprofits that chose to look at how to strengthen their organizations. The first step was to complete the Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT). Utilizing the results of the CCAT, organizations were given an opportunity to apply for funds to assist them in working on specific areas as evidenced by the assessment. The following organizations have been awarded grants: Ranch Hope, Inc.; The Arc of Salem County; the YMCA of Salem County; Cathedral Community Development Corporation and One Village Alliance. “Every day, nonprofits in Salem County are on the front lines providing critical services to its residents who are in need of housing, jobs, food, education, and healthcare. They work tirelessly with limited resources. The foundation recognizes that to fulfill our mission we must have strong nonprofits by our side. This funding will assist these organizations as they seek to strengthen and make themselves resilient and sustainable,” stated Brenda Goins, executive director of the foundation.

SH&WF believes that increasing the effectiveness and efficiencies of our nonprofits is seen as an asset to our county. Strong partners make for improved services and programs reaching all our residents. The Foundation seeks strong partners to assist us in our journey to improve the health of our community.