Nicholson Foundation Grantees Pitch Their Work to Prospective Funders On Virtual “Show+Tell”

On April 20, 2021, The Nicholson Foundation partnered with Promise Venture Studio to present Show+Tell New Jersey: Innovations in Health and Early Childhood. The virtual event provided the opportunity for 12 outstanding programs working to improve the health and well-being of children and families across New Jersey to pitch prospective funders for support.

In 3-to-4-minute presentations, leaders from the featured groups—all Nicholson Foundation grantees—described how their organizations are helping solve diverse challenges in New Jersey. Among them:

  • Addressing the social determinants of health within communities
  • Innovating in the delivery of healthcare and early childhood care
  • Advocating for justice for new moms and babies
  • Working to prevent and mitigate the long-term impacts of ACEs in the lives of young people

The Nicholson Foundation’s Senior Program Officers Shannon Riley-Ayers and Barbara Kang introduced the event.  In their introductions, they noted that all 12 presenting organizations shared two commonalities: outstanding potential for promising impact, and an urgent need to find sustainable funding, in light of The Nicholson Foundation’s coming closure at the end of 2021.

Watch a replay of Show+Tell New Jersey below:

For more information about each of the 12 organizations featured at the event, below are links to their websites and to individual videos of their presentations:

  • The Foundation for Educational Administration

    Mission: to promote sustained professional growth, support research-based practices, and enhance learning for teachers and school leaders for the purpose of continuous school improvement.

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  • Garden State Equality

    Mission: to provide quality, innovative community programs, educate and train service providers, and pass pro-equality policies to protect and meet the needs of LGBTQ New Jerseyans.

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  • Infant and Toddler Policy Research Center at NIEER

    Mission: to produce research and provide research-based technical assistance and policy analysis that informs national, state, and local policies for enhancing the educational and developmental well-being of infants and toddlers.

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  • Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund Futuro Family Program

    Mission: to defend the civil rights of Latin Americans and facilitate their access to healthcare and education, as well as to advance cross-cultural understanding in the Mercer County area. The Futuro Family Program is an inclusive and diverse youth mentoring program for first and second generation immigrant students.

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  • Leaders for Life for Community Care

    Mission: to improve the quality of life and access to opportunities for disenfranchised youths by providing training support, and resources that result in increased literacy, life-skills, and employment opportunities.

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  • Neighborhood Connections for Health

    Mission: to build community partnerships to connect all Freehold residents to healthy living.

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  • New Jersey Department of Health Doula Learning Collaborative

    Mission: to strengthen and expand the capacity of community doulas to serve pregnant and postpartum birthing individuals statewide, and receive NJ FamilyCare reimbursement for their services.

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  • New Jersey Integrated Care for Kids

    Mission: to provide education and support in the early identification and treatment of children with health-related needs and to integrate existing services within the health delivery system to make resources more accessible for children and families.

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  • New Jersey Pediatric Residency Advocacy Collaborative

    Mission: to partner with community-based organizations to address local early childhood needs and improve systems of care. NJPRAC builds faculty and resident leadership skills and strengthens advocacy training to better prepare pediatricians to be effective advocates.

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  • Preferred Behavioral Group

    Mission: to deliver quality and compassionate behavioral health services to individuals and families all the time through a Trauma Informed Care philosophy and approach.

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  • Rutgers Project ECHO

    Mission: to build collaborative communities to overcome health care disparities. By bringing specialist knowledge to primary care providers, Project ECHO helps create expanded access and reduce the cost of specialty care for underserved patients in New Jersey.

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  • St. Joseph's Health Center for Innovation

    Mission: to use rapid-cycle design and strategy to improve the lives of the communities it serves. St. Joseph’s focuses on healthcare because it believes that caring for its communities is a key to systemic improvement.

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