N.J.'s Crossroads of the American Revolution awarded $10K by Seward Johnson Sr. Trust

Monday, 24 October 2011 16:44
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cannon102411_optDonation will enable non-profit to obtain $10,000 in federal aid

The Crossroads of the American Revolution Association announced Monday that it has received $10,000 for operating support and the implementation of a management plan from the J. Seward Johnson Sr. 1963 Charitable Trust.

Crossroads Director Cate Litvack said the money will be leveraged dollar-for-dollar through the National Park Service’s federal matching funds for National Heritage Areas.

The J. Seward Johnson, Sr. 1963 Charitable Trust provides grants to non-profit organizations in New Jersey and selectively in other parts of the nation. Support is given to programs in the fields of oceanography, substance abuse prevention, cultural enrichment, health and healthcare, water and the environment, education, law and public broadcasting. A portion of the trust’s giving is directed toward civic, cultural and educational activities in Princeton and New Brunswick.

Crossroads, founded in 2002, is the federally designated coordinating non-profit organization for the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area which was established by Congress in 2006. Working in collaboration with Morristown National Historical Park and other partners throughout New Jersey, Crossroads is actively pursuing historic and environmental preservation, heritage education, cultural conservation, recreational heritage trails and heritage tourism. New Jersey’s heritage area comprises 213 cities and towns within 14 counties from Fort Lee in Bergen County to Fort Mercer in Gloucester County.

—TOM HESTER SR., NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM