July 24, 2020
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Grantee Spotlight
Raritan Valley YMCA
NJHCN Funder: New Jersey Division of Disability Services
Raritan Valley YMCA observed local parks and areas to assess the positives and negatives of the grounds and amenities for accessibility. They found there is great disparity in design as costs are a factor in design and maintenance.

Pennsville Township
NJHCN Funder: Salem Health and Wellness Foundation
Pennsville Recreation Department is proud to announce the beginning of construction of the path inside the Riverview Beach Park.

The COVID-19 Crisis and New Jersey's Nonprofit Community
Recorded July 23, 2020
Host: Center for Non-Profits
The Center for Non-Profits, in partnership with the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, conducted a rapid response survey to gauge the evolving effects of the novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak on New Jersey’s charitable non-profits and the vital programs and services they provide. This was a follow-up to previous surveys. 

Grants and Funding
Fundamentals of Fundraising
July 29-31, 2020
Host: AFP-NJ Chapter
Join AFP-NJ for a three-day virtual course. This 16-hour course will address the real-world needs and challenges non-profit organizations face every day. (fee applies)

Culture of Health Prize
Informational Webinar: August 6 - 3 pm ET
Prize Alumni Webinar: September 15 - 2 pm ET
Deadline: October 15, 2020
Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize recognizes communities working at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity, and equity for all. The Culture of Health Prize elevates the compelling stories of places where residents are working together to transform education, jobs, transportation, housing, and more so better health flourishes for all. A Culture of Health recognizes that where we live—such as our access to affordable homes, quality schools, good jobs, and reliable transportation—affects how long and how well we live. 

News and Media
Community Conversations:
Why COVID-19 is Increasing Among Young Adults
(with special guest Dr. Mike)
Recorded July 23, 2020
Host: Atlantic Health System
State officials reported that young adults are now the fastest growing group of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 in New Jersey, with nearly 24,000 of the state's 175,522 reported being reported in individuals between the ages of 18 and 29. Listen in as special guest   Dr. Mikhail Varshavski, better known as “Dr. Mike”   examines why cases of COVID-19 have quickly risen among young adults.

Training, Collaborations and Networking
Moving Forward: Ensuring Housing Stability and Promoting Equity in COVID-19 Response and Recovery
July 29 - 1 pm ET
Host: ChangeLab Solutions
Learn how local governments can:
  • Support health and long-term economic recovery and sustainability for all residents;
  • Enact emergency laws to promote housing stability;
  • Keep people in healthy homes;
  • Help residents navigate challenges related to housing stability as state protections expire.

Race and Health care in New Jersey:
Addressing Inequities in the COVID-19 Era
July 29 - 4 pm ET
Host: NJ Spotlight
Racial disparities in health care due to factors such as unequal access to health insurance, income inequality, and bias in the health care system have long been known. Join a virtual roundtable with health care leaders, public officials, and administrators to explore how progress can be made toward alleviating racial inequities in health outcomes as New Jersey recovers from COVID-19.

Race to Lead Revisited
August 4 - 3 pm ET
Host: Leadership Learning Community
Learn about the results from the recently released report “ Race to Lead Revisited: Obstacles and Opportunities in Addressing the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap .” The report finds that awareness has not “translated into significant change or more equity in how people of color experience their organizations or the nonprofit sector."