The Princeton Area Community Foundation, the community foundation serving
 central New Jersey, has awarded $475,000 in competitive grants to 19 local
 nonprofit organizations that build social capital (the shared will and networks needed to tackle community problems) and provide
 opportunities to low-income individuals and families.

The grants, supporting organizations that create shared will and 
networks to tackle community problems, target greater Mercer County 
through the Community Foundation’s signature program, Greater Mercer Grants.

The grants are as follows:

Building Community: support for projects to build the region’s social capital

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County – $25,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County Mentoring Programs

Children’s Home Society of NJ – $25,000 for the Trenton Education Dance Institute (TEDI)

Community Loan Fund of New Jersey – $20,000 for the Trenton Housing Market Assessment

Corner House Foundation – $20,000 for the Empowering Young Women Through Education and Work Program

Meals on Wheels of Trenton/Ewing – $15,000 for the Subsidized Meal Program (SMP)

Mercer Street Friends Center – $25,000 for the Hunger Relief and Prevention Program

New Jersey SEEDS – $15,000 for the College Preparatory Program at Trenton Central High School

Shiloh Community Development Corporation – $25,000 for the Shiloh CDC-Freedom School

Storytelling Arts – $22,945 for the Developing Emergent Literacy Skills Through Connecting Curriculum Program at Stokes Early Childhood Center in Princeton

Young Audiences of New Jersey & Eastern PA – $24,000 for the Trenton Adopt-a-School Initiative

Program Support for low-income individuals and families

Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County – $25,000

Habitat for Humanity-Trenton Area – $25,000

Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund – $25,000

Millhill Child & Family Development Corporation – $25,000

Unrestricted Support to help nonprofits do their best work

Center for Supportive Schools – $ $25,000 for Campaign Connect-Mercer County

Housing and Community Development Network of NJ – $25,000 for the Trenton Neighborhood Restoration Campaign

Mercer County Alliance to End Homelessness – $25,000 for implementing a plan to end individual homelessness

The Citizens Campaign – $40,000 for the Impact Trenton: From Issues to Action initiative

Work Environment Council of New Jersey – $43,000 for the Trenton Healthy Schools Now initiative

The Community Foundation collaborates with the Harbourton Foundation and charitable funds established at the Foundation by individuals and families to support this signature program, including: Tristan Beplat Fund, B.S. Berlin Foundation Fund, Blair Family Fund, Charles L. and Ann Lee Brown Fund, James E. & Diane W. Burke Fund, Judith and William Burks Fund, Jane M. Campbell Fund, Esther Y. Eure Fund, Archer & Thomas Harvey Fund, Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Fund, Kuser Arts Fund, LVC Fund, Princeton Youth Fund, Leroy E. “Brick” Purvis Charitable Fund, Barbara B. Smoyer Memorial Fund, Marjorie R. Smoyer Fund, Stanley C. Smoyer Fund, Speir Fund, Frank E. Taplin Jr. Fund, Weymar Fund, Whitehead Fund, Willy N. Fund, the Zing Fund.