The Princeton Area Community Foundation has awarded more than $600,000 in Community Impact and Capacity Building Grants to 16 local nonprofit organizations, the foundation announced. Those grants include $596,459 in Community Impact Grants to 15 nonprofits that are working in seven fields.
Fields include arts education, career development and literacy, behavioral health, food insecurity, youth development, community development and education, and social services/homelessness. An additional nonprofit was awarded a $25,000 Capacity Building Grant.
"With our new Community Impact Grants program, we support nonprofits that are working to transform the lives of low-income individuals, families and communities," Princeton Area Community Foundation President and CEO Jeffrey M. Vega said. "Through the generosity of hundreds of donors to the Princeton Area Community Foundation, our Community Impact Grants will improve the lives of thousands of children and adults in 2018 and will enable our communities to better address the consequences of poverty and economic disparities through the critical services of nonprofit agencies. We encourage everyone to get to know the agencies we support and understand the critical role that they play in meeting the needs of our region."