The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has announced that it is awarding a $5 million pandemic-relief package to New Jersey organizations struggling to help those hardest-hit by COVID-19. The contribution is part of a $50 million package to relieve Americans “already dealing with the problems of a broken, inequitable health system,” according to a press release from RWJF.
The New Jersey funding will support:
- the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund;
- investments in several locally based community philanthropies managing pandemic-relief funds, including the Community Foundation of South Jersey, Princeton Area Community Foundation, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, Newark Funders Group, and United Way of Northern New Jersey
- New Jersey Health Initiatives;
- Fair Share Housing Center;
- New Jersey YMCA Alliance;
- Mental Health Association in New Jersey.