Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, Inc. (NOW) is pleased to announce that the organization has been chosen by the Nordson Corporation Foundation as one of their 2020 grant recipients. The Nordson Corporation Foundation awards grants to non-profits in our communities throughout the United States. Since 1989, the Foundation has awarded more than $60 million in grants to improve the quality of life in our communities, placing a special focus on causes related to education. Employees support the foundation by making donations during our annual A Time to Give Campaign, or by participating in a Community Affairs Committee (CAC). Committees review grant applications and vote to distribute Foundation funds to deserving local causes.
The funds granted to NOW by the Nordson Corporation Foundation will go to support general operations, allowing NOW youth wellness programs, scholarships and community outreach to flourish over the coming year. This is the second grant NOW has received from Nordson Corporation Foundation. In 2019, NOW received a $4,000 grant and thanks to your support, we were able to provide fitness and nutrition outreach and education to over 1,500 children, child abuse prevention education to 75 adults, and sports scholarships for 144 children.
NOW is a non-profit human services organization focused on youth wellness. NOW provides children with the opportunity to participate in area wellness activities and athletics programs, offering scholarships to the youth of the community with up to 95% of the cost being subsidized by NOW. The mission of the organization is to provide ALL children, regardless of financial resources, equal opportunities to achieve & maintain youth wellness, beginning at an early age.