July 24, 2013

Princeton-Based Non-Profits Receive Grants From Horizon

Princeton Senior Resource Center in Princeton and Young Audiences New Jersey are among 25 non-profits throughout New Jersey that have received grants from The Horizon Foundation, it was announced this month. The Foundation supports charitable organizations that promote health and arts in New Jersey.

PSRC received a grant of $15,000 to support the Living Healthy for Older Adults Program. The program offers seniors, both at the center and in local senior housing, services that include workshops on diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and stroke; referrals and linkages to services; discussions with health care providers; health screenings; flu and pneumonia immunization clinics and fitness classes.

Young Audiences New Jersey received a grant of $15,000 to support the Trenton Adopt-A-School Initiative: Family Arts & Creativity Program. The program will serve up to five Trenton schools, bringing together students, parents, and professional teaching artists in hands-on art workshops that engage families to explore and learn together.

“The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey is proud to support non-profit organizations that are making a positive difference in the lives of New Jersey residents every day,” said Robert A. Marino, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and Chairman and CEO of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. “These grants fund a broad range of initiatives that improve personal health and enhance the cultural and arts experience in New Jersey’s communities.”

The $512,250 in grants is the second round of awards made by the Foundation this year.