Thank you, Health Care Foundation of New Jersey

  1. Updates

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey has partnered with Playworks Newark since 2010. The Foundation has  supported our program in Newark schools, serving more than 3,000 children every day and helping improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations in greater Newark.

With the generosity of  The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, Playworks Newark has been able to implement our model physical activity and play program in low income elementary schools in Newark. The Foundation’s grant making is based upon Jewish values and a strong Jewish ethic.and their support of Playworks Newark exemplifies their commitment to helping all underserved communities.

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey is an independent, endowed grant-making organization dedicated to reducing disparities in the delivery of healthcare and improving access to quality healthcare for vulnerable populations in the greater Newark area and the Jewish community of MetroWest NJ.

More Updates


March 25, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…

March 12, 2021

Playworks: One Year Later ›

One year ago… All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue. We remained committed to providing opportunities for joy and connection through play for kids in a COVID safe way, regardless if their school was virtual,…

January 25, 2021

The Difference a Caring Adult Makes in the City of Good Neighbors ›

“Schools are going weeks without hearing from kids. Calling it a tragedy doesn’t do it justice. Even if kids are safe, they’re still lost kids because they aren’t connected,” Tyler Davis, Playworks Site Coordinator in Buffalo, NY, explains about kids in the pandemic who haven’t been attending school virtually. At the end of the pandemic,…