Several area non-profits are recipients of grants from the Horizon Foundation, which has awarded $1,171,000 in grants, 26 in all, in its third quarter round of funding.

HiTops in Princeton, the only free-standing adolescent health center in New Jersey, received a grant of $25,000 to support its Adolescent Health Screening and Referral Program.

Trinity Counseling Service in Princeton received a grant of $20,000 to support expansion of its Childhood Intervention Initiative. The program screens and treats students for depression and mental health conditions including poor coping skills. A bilingual psychiatrist and a bilingual licensed therapist will be added to the organization’s staff to treat Latino children from the Princeton Nursery School and the Princeton Regional School district.

March of Dimes in Cranbury received a grant of $15,000 to support its Promoting Pregnancy Health program. The program focuses on how to decrease preterm birth rates.

Women’s Heart Foundation in West Trenton received a grant of $15,000 to support the Teen Esteem Program. The program is designed to increase self-esteem and provides physical and nutrition education to 170 Trenton High School students.

Roxey Ballet Company in Lambertville received a grant of $10,000 to support its Arts Education Initiative. The program provides dance and artistic training workshops for sixty-five at-risk Trenton school students.

American Repertory Ballet in New Brunswick received a grant of $10,000 to support its educational and outreach programs. The programs serve over 10,000 students statewide and includes curriculum-based residencies and school time matinees.

Embrace Kids Foundation in New Brunswick received a grant of $25,000 to support its long-term information, treatment, and education program. The program provides young children with follow-up and preventative care services to reduce the effects of cancer treatment.

State Theatre Regional Arts Center at New Brunswick received a grant of $12,000 to support its Artist-in-Residence Program. The program allows for performances by poet Glenis Redmond at 30 sites in New Jersey. The grant also supports a series of in-depth poetry writing and performance classes.

Since January 2008 the Horizon Foundation has awarded more than $2.9 million in grants. The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, with offices in Newark, supports charitable organizations that promote health and the arts. For more information about the Foundation visit www.horizonblue.com/foundation.

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