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Grants to New Jersey and Pennsylvania Nonprofits, Agencies, Hospitals, and Schools to Improve Health Care


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USA: New JerseyPennsylvania

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New Jersey Community Grants Program - Health and Wellness

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #161702

Grant Description

Grants to New Jersey and Pennsylvania nonprofits, government institutions, hospitals, and schools for programs that will enhance health care in local communities. Focus will go to communities in Central New Jersey, New Brunswick, Trenton, and select communities in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

The Foundation's main areas of interest are:
- Addressing unmet medical needs.
- Reducing health disparities
- Eliminating barriers to treatment, especially for patients with chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and HIV/AIDS
- Improving the quality of science and technology education in local schools
- Providing essential services to people in need through civic and community programs

Some examples of programs the Foundation supports include:
- Disease screening and prevention programs in cardiovascular disease, cancer, hepatitis C, HIV and rheumatoid arthritis
- Disease education programs for patients and caregivers, especially at-risk populations
- Programs that build health care worker capacity or improve health care delivery
- Patient navigation programs and other supportive services
- Health care literacy initiatives
- Visiting nursing care for homebound elderly or the disabled
- Programs that provide health care for patients with physical, emotional, or intellectual disabilities

In regards to cancer, the Foundation will support programs and projects in the following types only: leukemia, lung, melanoma, and renal.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications will be accepted from IRS-qualified 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations.

Tax-exempt organizations including hospitals, government institutions, and schools that serve the local communities also may apply.

Not Supported:
- Health care programs outside cardiovascular disease, cancer, hepatitis C, HIV and rheumatoid arthritis
- Capital campaigns
- General operating expenses or fundraising events, including galas or golf and tennis tournaments
- Salaries for health care providers or administrative staff
- Assistance for a specific individual or “wish-granting” campaigns
- Arts and music therapy
- Recreational and sports programs, including playgrounds
- Substance abuse recovery programs
- Suicide prevention hotlines and similar resources
- General support (including vocational) for people with physical, emotional or intellectual disabilities

Not Eligible:
- Capital campaigns
- Direct scholarships or grants to individuals
- Wish-granting campaigns
- Salaries for health care providers or administrative staff
- Organizations that are not tax-exempt
- Endowments
- Political, lobbying, fraternal or social organizations
- Religious organizations whose activities are primarily sectarian in purpose
- Nonprofit organizations that discriminate on the basis or race, gender, creed, culture, age, national origin, physical disability, sexual orientation, or status as a military veteran
- Loans or "lifeline" support for general operating expenses

Additional Geographic Information:

New Brunswick,Trenton, and Central New Jersey; select communities in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Pre-Application Information:

Contribution Guidelines:


How to Apply:

Health and Wellness grant applications are due by October 1, 2016; decision will be issued by early January 2017.

Additional Funding Information:

Contact Information:

To apply:

For assistance with the online application, or to check on the status of a submitted request, please contact Grant Operations at (800) 831-9008 or

For more general questions about the Community Grants Program, please contact:
Lisa McCormick Lavery, Director
Corporate Reputation and Media Relations

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation

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