Princeton Area Community Foundation Awards $25,000 Grant to Crisis Ministry
(TRENTON, NJ) — The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County, Inc., received a $25,000 Fall 2012 Greater Mercer grant from the Princeton Area Community Foundation in support of programs that serve low-income families across Mercer County. The Crisis Ministry is one of twenty organizations to receive funding through the Community Foundation. Grants totaling $468,464 were awarded following a competitive proposal to local nonprofits for a full-range of community building, program, and operating support.
Carolyn Biondi, executive director of the Crisis Ministry, said the funds would be used to assist financially struggling households across Mercer County through initiatives in hunger prevention, housing stability, and other general program support. “The Princeton Area Community Foundation is a great partner to us as we work together to make a difference for people across Mercer County,” said Biondi.
The Princeton Area Community Foundation promotes philanthropy to advance the well-being of our communities forever. The Community Foundation provides charitable giving expertise to individuals, nonprofits and corporations, and each year invests millions of dollars into the community through grants and scholarships. For more information on the Community Foundation please contact them at 609-219-1800 or online at www.pacf.org
The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1980 by Nassau Presbyterian Church and Trinity Church. It partners with the community to achieve stability for neighbors in need, serving some 1,300 households each month through effective hunger prevention, housing stability, work training, and driver’s license restoration programs. The organization also conducts weekly bilingual nutrition classes with the Rutgers Extension Service and quarterly “Lunch and Learn” health screenings with partner Capital Health System’s Community Health Education Department. For more information on the organization, visit thecrisisministry.org or call 609-396-5327.