Thirteen local nonprofits are benefiting from $186,000 in grants from the Princeton Area Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls.

The grants are helping fund the nonprofits programs that serve economically vulnerable women and children.

“The Fund for Women and Girls is comprised of individual members who engage in collective philanthropy and grantmaking,” said Cathy Batterman, fund co-chair. “Thanks to the generosity and commitment of our fund members, we have awarded more than $400,000 in grants to more than 36 nonprofits in the last three years.”

According to officials, fund members voted to determine how to distribute the grants.

“Because we combine our financial contributions, we are able to award large, single and multi-year grants to organizations that improve the lives of the most vulnerable women and children in our community,” said Karen Collias, fund co-chair.

Arm in Arm in Trenton received a three-year grant totaling $75,000. The grant will fund the organization’s Mobility Mentoring program, which will help move the families out of poverty permanently. The grant is going to help support 10 single women and their families improve their housing stability, individual and family well-being, education and job advancement and financial literacy.

Three nonprofits were awarded one-year grants of $25,000. Those nonprofits are Better Beginnings Child Development Center in Hightstown, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mercer and Burlington Counties based in Ewing, and The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey (CHS) in Trenton.

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