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Nordson Grant - New Jersey

Grants to New Jersey Nonprofits for Education, Arts,
Workforce, and Human Welfare in Mercer County

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Nordson Corporation Foundation

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Grants to Mercer County, New Jersey nonprofit organizations to meet community needs and enhance the quality of life. Program areas include education, workforce preparation, human welfare, civic, and arts and culture. The Foundation seeks to support results-oriented initiatives that prepare individuals for full and equal participation in the economic and social mainstream. The Foundation believes these kinds of programs help improve the quality of life over the long term and produce stronger, more enlightened communities.

The goals of the Nordson Corporation Foundation are to ensure that:
- All children have access to and receive quality educational experiences from early childhood
- All individuals have the opportunity to be self-sufficient members of society
- There is a continuum of quality educational opportunities
- Local communities are strengthened by the organizations funded whether their focus is education, human welfare, civic, or arts and culture

Nordson Foundation Funding Strategy:

Through its grant-making, the Foundation supports organizations that directly or indirectly seek to maximize success before, during and beyond the traditional classroom years.

-Early Childhood Care and Education
-Maximizing Student Success
-Access to quality educational opportunities
-Innovative programs
-Partnerships/collaborations with school districts
-Funding gaps not covered by public monies
-Augmenting core curriculum
-Exposure to programs that expand on traditional education

Workforce Preparation:
-Initial preparation for the world of work
-Retraining for the new job market
-Strengthening local communities

Human Welfare:
-Promote prevention and lifestyle maintenance programs and activities
-Promote crisis intervention
-Promote life transition opportunities
-Promote systemic and/or policy change

Arts and Culture:
-Actively seek to broaden the audience bases in Nordson communities
-Support the visual and performing arts
-Provide educational enrichment for students
-Motivation for at-risk youth
-Provide access to the arts for special needs audience
-Promote greater understanding among people via the arts

-Work to improve the physical or economic environment
-Provide cultural or historical preservation
-Strive to inform citizens and increase their participation in community improvement

Organizations and programs receiving grants will be expected to identify relevant, measurable outcomes to demonstrate the effectiveness of their programs.

The Foundation is well aware of the fact that for nonprofit organizations to remain viable they must receive operating support. With this in mind, Nordson Corporation Foundation does invest in general operating support.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172327

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Nordson Corporation Foundation makes grants only to tax-exempt organizations, as defined in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, based in geographic areas where Nordson facilities and employees are located.

Generally, the Foundation makes grants directly to the recipient organization and does not participate in fundraising activities.

Nordson Corporation Foundation does not fund:
-Organizations whose services are not provided within the Foundation's geographic areas of interest
-Direct grants or scholarships to individuals
-Organizations not eligible for tax-deductible support
-Organizations not exempt under Section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code
-Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
-Organizations which discriminate on the basis of race, sex or religion
-Membership Drives

Pre-Application Information:

It is suggested that organizations contact the Foundation staff member who represents their geographic area before submitting an application to determine if the grant request falls within the Foundation's priorities.

The deadline for New Jersey applicants is August 15.

More information about the Nordson Corporation Foundation may be found here:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Joan Szczepanik, Community Relations Manager
8 Applegate Drive
Robbinsville, New Jersey 08691


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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Jersey: Mercer County