The Smith Family Foundation of New Jersey continues its support of non-profit community in the city of Trenton. With an emphasis on “grassroot” organizations. The Smith Family Foundation NJ awarded 5 Summer Funding grants totaling $40,000. In additional to funding, each awardee received leadership development and training in best practices in the nonprofit sector as part of our Transformative Leadership Development Program. “The Smith Family Foundation is God sent, they really made a difference for Howard’s Healthy Choices this summer,” said Ms. Tynetta Howard, Executive Director for the foundation says, “Each of our grant recipients share the collective effort to encourage urban school age children to begin to consider higher education as a real option after high school.” This year’s Summer Funding Grant Awardees are:
The Smith Family Foundation NJ is excited to begin its second year of community empowerment workshops. With classes beginning September 2018 meeting every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. The community empowerment workshop is designed to help both grassroots non-profit leadership and concerned citizens of our community to become more active in their mission as it pertains to bettering our city. We believe community empowerment refers to the process of enabling communities to increase control over their lives by working to improve concerns, increasing interests, and establishing the city’s identity from within the city limits. This is why The Smith Family Foundation NJ Community Empowerment Workshops were established and will continue. In addition to the community empowerment workshops the Smith Family Foundation will also offer a Free workshop for anyone looking to learn how to register as a 501.c.3 non-profit organizations on Oct 9 2018 at 5:30 pm. If your organization is interest in receiving the tools to empower yourself to be the change that our city needs; please contact Dawn Reyes the Community engagement specialist at The Smith Family Foundation to revive more information at (609) 888-6300.