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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.