The Trustees of The Fund for New Jersey awarded $280,000 in grants to non-profit organizations at their September 2018 quarterly Board meeting. Grants were awarded to four organizations in the areas of lead poisoning prevention and education.
Kiki Jamieson, President of The Fund for New Jersey, stated, “The Fund for New Jersey is proud to support these policy organizations working to further improve New Jersey’s strong public educationsystem by increasing resources and access to a high-quality education for New Jersey’s most vulnerableresidents.“
“We are particularly hopeful about the opportunity New Jersey has to end childhood lead poisoning, which negatively affects educational attainment and harms the health of thousands of New Jersey children.” said Jamieson. “By working together to implement the New Jersey 2018 Lead Poisoning Prevention Action Plan, New Jersey can drastically reduce the 4,800 New Jersey children each year diagnosed with elevated lead levels in their blood.”