Grants

Category
Year 2017

Arts by the People

Amount
$2,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2017

Poetry, prose and short-story writing workshop, drawing inspiration from nature, and run in cooperation with Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County

Amount
$10,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Positive Action Program for children aged 5-18 in Plainfield, Elizabeth, and Union.

Bridges Outreach

Amount
$8,500
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Backpack program to provide school supplies for lower-income children

Bridges Outreach

Amount
$16,500
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Programs for Summit’s most economically disadvantaged residents, including work boots, coats and gloves for day laborers, and a health fair.

CASA of Union County

Amount
$20,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Peer Coordinator Initiative, designed to increase the number of trained volunteer children’s advocates, by using current advocates to coach and supports their own teams of newer advocates

Children’s Specialized Hospital

Amount
$30,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2017

Expansion of the Special Needs Primary Care facility which serves more than 1700 children with special needs, along with their siblings.

CivicStory

Amount
$7,100
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Develop videos, suitable for use in schools, about civic engagement; host a news-and-democracy forum featuring broadcast news leaders.

Community FoodBank of NJ

Amount
$45,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

In cooperation with nine public and private agencies serving the poor and hungry in Summit, provide food, school supplies, and diapers for people and families in need.

Connection for Women & Families

Amount
$40,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Support for Community Service programs, including those serving the special needs population, English as a Second Language students and senior citizens including recovering cardiac and pulmonary patients, individuals with Parkinson’s disease and osteoporosis

Continuo Arts Foundation

Amount
$8,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2017

Support Seniors Sing! a free program for seniors, as well as fifteen scholarship to the Children’s Choir of New Jersey for underserved students whose families are unable to afford musical opportunities for their children

Curemonos

Amount
$20,000
Category
, Health & Medical Needs
Year
2017

Breast cancer education & support for Latin American women in the community who do not have the language skills or financial wherewithal to obtain health care.

Discovery Orchestra

Amount
$2,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2017

Three concerts, four recitals, two classes, and several lectures, all aimed at enhancing people’s understanding of music.

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre

Amount
$2,500
Category
, Senior Care & Enrichment
Year
2017

Support for a program of performances designed with older people in mind.

ECLC

Amount
$4,400
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2017

Vocational training equipment that allows adults with disabilities to learn skills and earn money.

Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

Amount
$5,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Children’s After-School and Summer programs provide educational enrichment, group support, and recreation for children 6-12 who live in shelters, hotels, and low-income environments.

Family Promise

Amount
$30,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Provide prevention services for families at risk of losing their housing and assistance for families who are homeless so they can move into housing quickly

Good Grief

Amount
$15,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Support groups for grieving families, aimed at reducing isolation, teach resilience, and develop a sense of hopefulness for the future.

Great Swamp Watershed Association

Amount
$10,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Environmental education and water quality programs in conjunction with local schools

IMAGINE, A Center for Coping with Loss

Amount
$17,500
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Support groups for grieving children and their families, including a new program for Spanish-speaking families.

Literacy NJ

Amount
$10,000
Category
, Educational Programs
Year
2017

Free English tutoring program, in conjunction with Summit High School, aimed at immigrant families.

Matheny School and Hospital, Inc.

Amount
$8,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2017

Support for the Arts Access Program, which allows people with complex disabilities to participate in the fine arts.

Morristown Medical Center Foundation

Amount
$13,750
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2017

Teaching social skills to children with autism.

NJ Dance Theatre Ensemble

Amount
$3,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2017

Three site-specific dance performances to be held in conjunction with Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

Our House Foundation

Amount
$18,250
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2017

Renovation of bathroom and new flooring at the agency’s two group homes in Summit.

Overlook Foundation

Amount
$10,000
Category
, Health & Medical Needs
Year
2017

Mobility Program to get hospital patients back on their feet as soon as possible, reducing the risk of mobility, cognitive, and activity problems later in their recovery.

Paper Mill Playhouse

Amount
$5,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2017

Programs to inspire creativity, nurture confidence, and make the theater arts experiences available to all children, regardless of economic or physical limitations.

Park Line Foundation

Amount
$35,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Creation of a linear park utilizing abandoned railroad right-of-way near downtown Summit.

PG Chambers School

Amount
$20,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2017

Early Intervention Program to provide comprehensive services for infants and toddlers with disabilities.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Amount
$10,250
Category
, Educational Programs
Year
2017

A gardening and water-conservation education program aimed mainly at students in Washington and Franklin schools; to include development of a proposed school curriculum.

SHIP Summit Helping Its People

Amount
$5,500
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Purchase of freezer for storage of food; SHIP Summit Helping Its People is a major provider of food for the hungry in Summit.

SPARC

Amount
$6,150
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2017

Replacing stage lighting used for elementary school theater programs

Summit Area YMCA

Amount
$20,000
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Scholarship aid to permit children from lower-income families to gain the benefits of the Learning Circle’s programs.

Summit Free Public Library

Amount
$5,500
Category
, Senior Care & Enrichment
Year
2017

Supporting a program in which the library engages professors and scholars to provide four- to twelve-week courses on literature, history, art or music for elderly residents of Summit and surrounding communities

Summit Interfaith Council

Amount
$18,900
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Aiding Dialogue Circles on Race, which are small-group discussions exploring the roots of individual and systemic racism; also, providing professional anti-racism training for 30 Summit-area youth and 30 Summit civic and religious leaders

Summit Speech School

Amount
$35,000
Category
, Children & Adults with Disabilities
Year
2017

Infant-Parent early-intervention program for hearing-impaired infants and toddlers.

Summit Symphony

Amount
$2,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2017

Young artist competition concert

Visual Arts Center of NJ

Amount
$20,000
Category
, Arts & Culture
Year
2017

Visual arts enrichment programs, regardless of participants’ income level, ability to pay, age, or other limitations, in cooperation with other local agencies

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts

Amount
$3,000
Category
, Senior Care & Enrichment
Year
2017

Research and development project in an effort to develop sustainable programs to engage elderly residents in a range of music programs.

YMCA Camp Mason

Amount
$6,750
Category
, Civic & Community
Year
2017

Supplies and fees to allow lower-income scouts to attend Camp Mason

Total $549,550