PROJECTS

During its 20–year history, The Nicholson Foundation awarded grants and contracts to a diverse array of organizations and agencies. This page provides a list of grantees and selected contractors, organized by categories reflecting the major strategic focus areas of our work as they evolved over time. As a result, some grantees and contractors appear in more than one category. To learn more about our history and work, download or order Changing Systems, Changing Lives: Reflecting on 20 Years.

Strengthening Families

Grantee/Contractor Number of Grants Dates of Grants/Contracts
Advocates for Children of NJ 2 2008, 2010
Academy for Educational Development 1 2008
ACRO Service Corp 1 2016
AHS Corporation 1 2014
American Red Cross 1 2014
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson, and Union Counties 1 2009
Blessed Ministries 1 2011
Camden Churches Organized for People 1 2012
Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers 2 2009–2010
Center for Family Services 2 2013–2014
Children’s Home Society of New Jersey 4 2010, 2011, 2012–2013, 2014–2015
Churches in Cooperation 12 2006–2010
Community Agencies Corporation 1 2005
Community Foundation of New Jersey 4 2011, 2015, 2016
Community Planning and Advocacy Council 8 2008–2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Corporation for Supportive Housing 2 2008, 2010
Council of New Jersey Grantmakers 2 2011, 2012–2013
Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services 1 2016–2017
DoughMain Education Foundation 1 2015
East Carolina University 2 2013–2015
East Orange General Hospital 1 2014
Essex County Court Appointed Special Advocate 1 2013–2014
Essex County Family Justice Center 10 2011–2018
Essex Prosecutor 1 2009
Family & Children’s Service 1 2012
Family Connections, Inc. 9 2008–2010, 2011, 2012–2013
Family Intervention Services 6 2008–2011, 2013
Family Justice Center 2 2010
Family Service League 1 2016
Goodwill Industries 1 2008
Hopeworks ’N Camden 1 2014
Insight Center for Community Economic Development 1 2012
Jersey Battered Women’s Services 1 2014
Kean University 2 2004, 2006
Latino Institute 1 2007
Leadeship Newark 1 2012
Life Management Institute 1 2012
Living Hearth Foundation 1 2013–2014
Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness 1 2012
Montclair State University Foundation 1 2015
Morristown Medical Center Foundation 1 2015
New Community Corporation 5 2009–2012
New Jersey Children’s Alliance 1 2014
New Jersey Department of Corrections 1 2009
New Jersey Performing Arts Center 1 2004
New Jersey Primary Care Association 2 2004–2005
Newark Alliance 2 2010, 2012
Newark Mentoring Movement 1 2014
Newark NOW 17 2007–2012
Newark Public Schools 1 2004
Northern Consortium 1 2010
Northward Business Training Institute 1 2005
Norwescap 2 2009–2010
Parents Anonymous of New Jersey 1 2013
Partners for Women and Justice 3 2008–2009
Planned Parenthood of Metro New Jersey 1 2015
Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey 4 2006-2009
Programs for Parents 3 2005, 2010
Renaissance Newark Foundation 1 2015
RESERVE Elder Services 1 2011
Rising Tide Capital, Inc. 1 2013
Rutgers Child Advocacy Center 1 2012
Rutgers University 5 2005, 2009, 2013
Salvation Army 7 2009–2011, 2012–2013
Seton Hall University 1 2009
Single Stop 3 2009–2010
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network 1 2012
The Barat Foundation 1 2012
The Center for Autism 1 2014
United Way 7 2008–2011
United Way North Essex 1 2009
United Way of Greater Union County 1 2012
United Way of Northern New Jersey 1 2012
Urban League 1 2007
Wynona House 2 2006, 2012
Youth Consultation Services 3 2005–2007

Youth Empowerment

Grantee/Contractor Number of Grants Dates of Grants/Contracts
3RD SECTOR 1 2009
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex County 1 2012
BIG picture Learning 4 2009, 2011–2012
Camden County Workforce Investment Board 1 2012
Churches in Cooperation Street Warriors 2 2006–2007
City of Newark 1 2007
City Prep 1 2011
Community Agencies Corporation for Essex County 2 2005–2006
Community in Schools 10 2006, 2007–2010
Community Planning and Advocacy Council 3 2011–2013
Community Planning and Advocacy Council 3 2006, 2013–2014
Essex County College 1 2009
Essex County Prosecutor’s Office 1 2012
Essex Court Appointed Special Advocate 3 2009, 2012–2013
Foundation at New Jersey Institute of Techology 1 2013
I Have a Dream 1 2007
Juvenile Justice Community Street Warriors 4 2005–2009
Kean University 1 2011
Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Northern New Jersey 1 2011
Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City 2 2011–2012
MDRC 4 2006–2009
National Center for School Engagement 1 2009
New Jersey Institute of Technology 3 2010–2011
Newark NOW 10 2004–2011
Newark Public Schools 19 2003–2011
Operation Ceasefire of New Jersey 1 2006
Orange Board of Education 1 2013–2014
Princeton Center for Leadership Training 3 2012–2014
Programs for Parents 2 2011–2012
Real World Connections 2 2011
Rutgers Center for Women and Work 5 2008–2009
Rutgers Transitional Education and Employment Management (T.E.E.M.) Gateway 3 2008, 2011
Rutgers University 8 2007–2014
Rutger’s Workforce Development 1 2006
Salvation Army 6 2008–2010
Street Warrior 3 2008–2009
The Bridge 1 2011
The Foundation at New Jersey Institute of Technology 2 2012

Criminal Justice

Grantee/Contractor Number of Grants Dates of Grants/Contracts
America Works 1 2009
Americorps 1 2009
Blessed Ministries 2 2009, 2016–2017
Business Access 3 2009
Career Opportunity Development Inc. 1 2009
Center for Court Innovation 1 2010
Churches in Cooperation 3 2006–2007
Community Agencies Corporation for Essex County 1 2005
Community Agencies Corporation Rutgers 2 2006–2007
Dollar Sense 1 2005
Essex County 2 2005–2006
Essex County Community College 12 2005, 2007–2010
Essex County Community College – Wise Women’s Center 1 2011–2012
Goodwill 4 2006, 2008–2010
Integrity House 6 2004, 2007–2008, 2010
John Jay College 1 2009
Legal Services of NJ 5 2008–2012
Manhattan Institute 2 2008–2009
New Jersey Association on Corrections 1 2010
New Jersey Department of Corrections 9 2006, 2008–2012
New Jersey Institute for Social Justice 1 2006
Newark NOW 2 2007, 2010
Newark NOW Street Warriors 2 2005–2006
Newark Prisoner Reentry Initiative 1 2010
Newark Workforce Investment Board 1 2010
Northward Business Training Institute 2 2005, 2008
Offender Aid and Restitution 1 2005
Operation Ceasefire of New Jersey 1 2006
Residency Ministries Alliance 2 2005
Rutgers Camden 1 2011
Rutgers Police Institute 1 2006
Rutgers University 10 2007–2010, 2013–2014
Rutgers University – Rand Institute for Public Affairs 1 2011–2022
State Parole Board 4 2007–2008
Street Warrior 1 2007
Superior Court of New Jersey 1 2005
UJIMA 3 2009–2010
Union County College 2 2007–2008
United Way 1 2009
Volunteers of America 1 2009

Health

Grantee/Contractor Number of Grants Dates of Grants/Contracts
ACRO Service Corp 1 2015–2016
American Diabetes Association 1 2014
Andrew Herring, MD 1 2016
Anti Poverty Network of NJ 1 2019
Applied Health Strategies, LLC 1 2012
AtlantiCare Foundation 1 2017–2018
BerlinRosen Ltd 2 2020–2021
Camden Churches Organized for People 3 2011, 2013–2014, 2014–2015
Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers 6 2010, 2012–2016, 2019–2021
Caucus Educational Corp 1 2014
Center for Care Innovations 6 2014–2016, 2019–2021
Center for Health Care Strategies 7 2012, 2015–2021
Centering Healthcare Institute 1 2019–2021
CHEMED (Center for Health Education Medicine and Dentistry) 4 2013–2014, 2015–2017
Cherokee Health Systems 4 2013, 2014, 2017–2018, 2019–2020
Children’s Futures 2 2019–2020
Christine Stephenson 2 2016, 2019–2020
Clear Thinking Communications 2 2020–2021
Cobalt Therapeturics, LLC 5 2012–2017
Community Health Center, Inc. 2 2014–2015, 2016–2017
Cooper Foundation 8 2011, 2012–2013, 2014–2015
Cooper University Health Care 1 2019–2020
Council of NJ Grantmakers 3 2020–2021
Council on State Public Affairs 1 2012
Dave Ellis Consulting, LLC 1 2020–2021
Dr. Emily Bosk 1 2019
Eastern Standard, LLC 2 2015–2017
Epic Health Solutions 1 2019–2020
Foundation at New Jersey Institute of Technology 1 2012–2013
Foundation for University Hospital 1 2018–2020
Garden State Equality 1 2020–2021
Gravity Tank, Inc. 1 2015
Greater Newark Health Care Coalition 4 2011, 2016–2017, 2019–2021
Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation 1 2020–2021
Health 2.0 LLC 2 2013–2015
Health Quality Partners 1 2012
Health Resources in Action 2 2016–2018
Health-e-Citi 2 2010–2011
Henry J Austin Health Center 2 2016–2017, 2018–2020
Impact Consulting Enterprise LLC 3 2020–2021
Institute for Healthcare Improvement 1 2016
Institute for Medication Access & Compliance 1 2012
Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement 3 2018–2019
Jafee-Campbell Health Group 1 2012
Jefferson School of Population Health 1 2013
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation 1 2018–2020
Jewish Renaissance Medical Center 1 2012
John Monahan, LCSW 1 2016
Kennedy Health Care Foundation 1 2017
Kindersmile Foundation 1 2019
Knight Consulting 5 2018–2021
Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. (LALDEF, Inc.) 1 2020–2021
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP 2 2016
Meridian Health Foundation 2 2017–2018, 2019–2020
Metropolitan Family Health Network 2 2017–2018, 2019–2020
Midwives of New Jersey 1 2019
Nancy Ruddy, PhD 1 2019–2020
National Countil of Y–USA 1 2015
National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. 1 2012
National Network of Public Health Institute 1 2020–2021
Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx) 1 2010
New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute 7 2011–2020
New Jersey Health Foundation 2 2014–2015
New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ HITECH) 1 2012
New Jersey Health Literacy Coalition 1 2012
New Jersey Innovation Institute 1 2019
New Jersey Policy Perspective 1 2014
New Jersey Primary Care Association 3 2010, 2012, 2015–2016
New Leaders Council – New Jersey Chapter 1 2015
NJ Spotlight 8 2012–2016
Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation 1 2015
Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey 2 2019, 2021
People Improving Communities through Organizing National Network 3 2012, 2013–2014
Plexus 1 2014–2015
Princeton Area Community Foundation 1 2020
QORVIS/MSL Group 8 2015–2021
Quidoo Consulting 1 2015
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation 1 2016–2018
Community Health Acceleration Partnership 1 2021
Rutgers – Eric B Chandler Health Center 1 2017–2018
Rutgers Business School 1 2017–2018
Rutgers Center for State Health Policy 6 2013–2020
Rutgers School of Nursing 1 2012
Rutgers University 2 2015, 2020–2021
Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care 2 2019–2021
Rutgers University Foundation 3 2014–2017
Rutgers University Foundation – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 2 2019–2021
Rutgers University Foundation for Rutgers New Jersey Medical School 3 2019–2020
Rutgers University Foundation/Center for State Health Policy 1 2012
Seton Hall University School of Law 4 2015, 2016–2017, 2020–2021
Sheppart Pratt Health System 1 2003
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore 1 2003
Small Business Majority Foundation, Inc. 2 2014–2015
Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative 4 2019–2020
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System 7 2012–2013, 2019–2021
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center 2 2016–2018
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network 2 2019–2020
Stevens Intitute of Technology 2 2016–2017
StudyCute, LLC 1 2015–2016
The Brookings Institutition 1 2012–2013
The Center for Great Expectations 1 2020
The Public Good Projects 2 2016, 2017–2018
Trenton Health Team 9 2011–2015, 2016–2017, 2019–2021
Trustees of Dartmouth College 1 2015
United Way of Essex & West Hudson 1 2020
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center 2 2016, 2017–2018
Uzazi Village 1 2019–2020
Vijaya K Hogan Consulting 2 2019–2020
Visiting Nurses Association Health Group 3 2017–2018, 2019–2021
Visiting Nurses Association of Central Jersey 2 2017–2018, 2019–2020
Wiggins Health Systems 1 2019
WNET Spotlight 2 2020, 2021
Women of the Dream 1 2014
Yale University 2 2016, 2019–2021
Yale University Department of Psychiatry 1 2015
Yalgam Associates 1 2015–2016

Early Childhood

Grantee/Contractor Number of Grants Dates of Grants/Contracts
Advocates for Children of New Jersey 6 2013–2018, 2019–2020
All Our Kin 1 2019
Bank Street Education Center 1 2016
BerlinRosen Ltd 2 2020–2021
Caucus Educational Corp 1 2017–2019
Center for Family Resources 1 2016
Center for Family Services 2 2017–2018, 2019–2020
Chalkbeat, Inc. 1 2020
Child Care Aware of New Jersey 1 2016
Child Care Connections 5 2014–2018
Coalition for Infant Toddler Educators 3 2012, 2019–2020
Fairleigh Dickinson University 2 2020, 2021
Foundation for Educational Administration 1 2020–2021
Gateway Communication Action Partnership 1 2019–2020
Greater Bergen Community Action Partnership, Inc. 2 2015–2016, 2019–2020
Greater Newark Housing Partnership 1 2012
Happy Hands Day Care Center 1 2012
Ireform 1 2013
Kean University Foundation 2 2016–2017
Kids Corp II 1 2014–2015
Montclair State University Foundation 1 2014
New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children 4 2016–2017, 2019–2021
New Jersey Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies 1 2015
New Jersey Community Development Corporation 7 2013–2015, 2016–2018, 2019
New Jersey Family Child Care Provider Association 1 2020
New Jersey Policy Perspective 1 2016–2017
New Jersey YMCA State Alliance 2 2019, 2021
New Leaders, Inc 2 2016–2017
New Venture Fund 1 2020
Newark Museum 3 2014–2015, 2016–2018
NJ Spotlight 2 2015–2016
Opportunities Exchange 1 2013
Paterson Alliance 7 2012, 2013–2017, 2019–2020
Paterson Education Fund 4 2013–2014, 2015–2016, 2020
Pillar College 1 2019
Programs for Parents 12 2012–2013, 2014–2018, 2019–2021
Reinvestment Fund, Inc 2 2015, 2016
Rena Hallam 1 2016
Rutgers National Institute for Early Education Research 1 2019–2020
Rutgers University 2 2012–2013, 2020–2021
South Ward Children’s Alliance 3 2016, 2017, 2019
Springboard Partners, LLC 1 2019
Thomas Edison State College Foundation 2 2014–2016
Trustees of Columbia University 1 2015
TSNE Missionworks 2 2019
United Minds, LLC 1 2016–2017
United Way of Northern NJ 1 2016
Urban Institute 1 2020–2021
WNET Spotlight 1 2019
York Street Project 1 2020

Health and Early Childhood

Grantee/Contractor Number of Grants Dates of Grants/Contracts
American Academy of Pediatrics 1 2019–2020
American Academy of Pediatrics – New Jersey Chapter 1 2020
Community Foundation of New Jersey 1 2020–2021
Preferred Behavioral Health Group 1 2019–2020
Zero To Three 1 2020–2021

Arts

Grantee/Contractor Number of Grants Dates of Grants/Contracts
GlassRoots 1 2020–2021
Kidzu Children’s Museum 4 2015, 2019–2020
Penland School of Craft 3 2012, 2015–2019
Pocosin Arts School of Fine Crafts 2 2019, 2021
The Arts Center 16 2011–2018, 2019–2021
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey 2 2019–2021

Other

Grantee/Contractor Number of Grants Dates of Grants/Contracts
Allison Task Career and Life coach 1 2020–2021
Agency Support Group 1 2009
American Black Male Leadership Institute 1 2015
Business Access 1 2009
Center for Coopoerative Media – Montclair State University Foundation 2 2020
Chris Jorda Photography 2 2019
Churches in Cooperation for Agency Support Group 1 2006
Communities in Schools 1 2007
Council of New Jersey Grantmakers 6 2010, 2012, 2014–2016, 2019
DoughMain Education Foundation 2 2015
Dulaney Station 3 2003–2005
Eastern Standard, LLC 1 2019–2020
Essex County College 2 2009–2010
Graphic Imagery 1 2021
Greater Newark LISC 2 2013–2014, 2015–2016
Hellmann Career Consulting 1 2020–2021
Hudson Commuter 2 2005
Image, a Center for Coping with Loss 1 2020–2021
Jesse Hulstrand 2 2019–2020, 2021
JUDL 2 2004, 2006
Kids Corp 1 2004
Mary Crotty dba Peace Consulting 1 2021
NARSAD Brain and Behavior Research Foundation 5 2004–2008
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra 1 2019
Newark NOW 3 2004, 2006, 2008–2009
Newark Public Schools Foundation 1 2004
QORVIS/MSL Group 3 2019, 2021
RedEye 1 2021
Regional Planning Association 5 2003–2004, 2006–2007
Renaissance Newark Foundation 1 2020
Rising Tide Capital, Inc 1 2020
Rockefeller Philanthropic Advisors 1 2020–2021
Springboard Partners, LLC 1 2019
Targum Publishing Company 1 2020
The Trust for Public Land 1 2003
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey 1 2009