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Research Grants Program

Through our well-established Research Grants Program, now in its 27th year, New Jersey Health Foundation has awarded more than $57 million to advance promising health-related research and education programs in New Jersey. A new round of funding totaling $1 million is now open.

Innovation Grants Program

Grants of up to $50,000 each are available to researchers at organizations affiliated with New Jersey Health Foundation who have promising ideas that may lead to developing patents or other intellectual property.

Foundation Venture Capital Group

Foundation Venture Capital Group (FVCG) invests up to $500,000 each for researchers at organizations affiliated with New Jersey Health Foundation to stimulate commercialization for start-up companies involved in emerging health-related research and technology.

About Us

About NJ Health Foundation

New Jersey Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in Delaware that awards grants and investment funding to support health-related research and education programs in New Jersey.

We have several ways in which we work to meet our mission:

  • Awarding grants through our Research and Innovation Grants programs
  • Investing in newly formed life science companies that show potential through Foundation Venture Capital Group
  • Managing more than 300 endowments. Prudent management of its $180 million endowment allows New Jersey Health Foundation to support health-related research and education programs in New Jersey through a combination of annual distributions designated by endowment donors and distributions of its own Board-designated funds.
  • Administering donor advised funds through the New Jersey Health Charitable Gift Fund

In addition, to help us advance research and health-related education programs throughout the state, we have developed formal working relationships with these organizations to support their efforts:

  • Kessler Foundation
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Princeton University
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology

FINANCIAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Chair Dean Janeway Retired President/COO Wakefern Food Corporation

Vice Chair George F. Heinrich, MD

Treasurer Susan J. Flynn-Hollander, Esq.

Secretary Sandra Brown Sherman, Esq. Partner Sherman Wells Sylvester & Stamelman LLP

Roger S. Fine Retired Vice President and General Counsel Johnson & Johnson

Suzann B. Goldstein

Andrew M. Grumet, Esq. Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Bruce A. Harris, Esq. General Counsel New Jersey Turnpike Authority

Murray Kushner

Joseph L. Muscarelle, Jr. Chairman Jos. L. Muscarelle, Inc.

Robert W. Parsons, Jr.

Robert W. Pierce, II

Timothy M. Ring Chairman and CEO C. R. Bard, Inc.

Anthony R. Volpe, DDS Retired Vice President, Scientific Affairs
Global Business Development
Colgate-Palmolive Company

 

George F. Heinrich, MD Vice Chair and Chief Executive Officer

James M. Golubieski President

Laura Harrel Vice President
Human Resources & Administration

Dale R. Heffler Vice President
Communications

Jeannine Hodkey Program & Finance Administrator

Paul Lee Venture Associate
Foundation Venture Capital Group

Alexander Li Venture Associate
Foundation Venture Capital Group

Ginny Rutkowski Venture Operations Associate

Sara Soler Venture Associate
Foundation Venture Capital Group

Michael Wiley Vice President
Foundation Venture Capital Group

Aggie Worthington Vice President
Finance

Research Grants Program

Provides funding for research projects.

In our latest round of funding, $1 million is available for the New Jersey Health Foundation Research Grants Program to provide grants up to $35,000 each for research projects that demonstrate exciting potential and help applicants qualify for larger grants from other organizations to advance their research.**

Full-time faculty members and personnel at these organizations affiliated with New Jersey Health Foundation are eligible to apply:

  • Kessler Foundation
  • Princeton University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology

Applications for this round of funding will be accepted from September 6, 2017 through November 7, 2017. Click below for details:

  1. Introductory Letter
  2. Policies & Procedures
  3. FAQs
  4. Letter of Agreement
  5. Apply now

Questions? E-mail researchgrant@njhf.org.

** Grants must be used to fund only direct program costs. Grants cannot be used to fund overhead, tuition indirect or investment management fees.

Innovation Grants Program

Funding for promising new ideas.

Grants of up to $50,000 each are available to researchers at organizations affiliated with New Jersey Health Foundation who have promising ideas that may lead to developing patents or other intellectual property. **

Faculty and personnel from the organizations listed below are eligible to apply:

  • Kessler Foundation
  • Princeton University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology

Contact your organization's Tech Transfer Department or email innovationfunding@njhf.org for more information.

** Grants must be used to fund only direct program costs and cannot be used to fund overhead, indirect or investment management fees.

Our Family of Organizations

Our New Jersey Health family of organizations includes:
Foundation Venture Capital Group

Foundation Venture Capital Group makes private equity investments in health-related start-up companies at organizations affiliated with New Jersey Health Foundation.

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The Foundation for Healthcare Advancement

The Foundation for Health Advancement is an independent, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization to advance health care in New Jersey by soliciting private sector support to advance research, education and health-related education programs.

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The New Jersey Health Charitable Gift Fund

The New Jersey Health Charitable Gift Fund offers a simple, efficient way for you to establish a donor-advised fund to expand the impact of your giving with minimal administrative responsibilities.

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Thank you for considering a gift to add to an endowment. Complete this form to make an online contribution or print it out, complete it and mail it with your check or credit card payment to:

New Jersey Health Foundation
120 Albany Street
Tower II, Suite 850
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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Contact

George F. Heinrich, MD
Vice Chair & Chief Executive Officer
New Jersey Health Foundation
120 Albany Street, Tower II, Suite 850
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Email: heinrichmd@njhf.org
Tel: (908) 731-6607
James M. Golubieski
President
New Jersey Health Foundation
120 Albany Street, Tower II, Suite 850
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Email: jgolubieski@njhf.org
Tel: (908) 731-6601
Laura Harrel
Vice President
Human Resources & Administration
New Jersey Health Foundation
120 Albany Street, Tower II, Suite 850
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Email: lharrel@njhf.org
Tel: (908) 731-6603
Dale R. Heffler
Vice President
Communications / Project Development
New Jersey Health Foundation
120 Albany Street, Tower II, Suite 850
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Email: dheffler@njhf.org
Tel: (908) 731-6605
Jeannine Hodkey
Program & Finance Administrator
New Jersey Health Foundation
120 Albany Street, Tower II, Suite 850
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Email: jhodkey@njhf.org
Tel: (908) 731-6610
Paul Lee
Venture Associate
Foundation Venture Capital Group
120 Albany Street, Tower II, Suite 850
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Email: plee@njhf.org
Tel: (908) 731-6597
Alexander Li
Venture Associate
Foundation Venture Capital Group
120 Albany Street, Tower II, Suite 850
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Email: ali@njhf.org
Tel: (908) 731-6590
Ginny Rutkowski
Venture Operations Associate
New Jersey Health Foundation
120 Albany Street, Tower II, Suite 850
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Email: vrutkowski@njhf.org
Tel: (908) 731-6596
Sara Soler
Venture Associate
Foundation Venture Capital Group
120 Albany Street, Tower II, Suite 850
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Email: ssoler@njhf.org
Tel: (908) 731-6599
Michael Wiley
Vice President
Foundation Venture Capital Group
120 Albany Street, Tower II, Suite 850
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Email: mwiley@njhf.org
Tel: (908) 731-6612
Aggie Worthington
Vice President
Finance
New Jersey Health Foundation
120 Albany Street, Tower II, Suite 850
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Email: aworthington@njhf.org
Tel: (908) 731-6602