Local Initiative Funding Partners Program

Posted on March 31, 2006

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces 2007 Local Initiative Funding Partners Program
Deadline: July 6, 2006

Local Initiative Funding Partners (<a href="http://www.lifp.org">http://www.lifp.org</a>)
is a partnership program between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (<a href="http://www.rwjf.org">http://www.rwjf.org</a>) and local grantmakers that seeks to fund promising, original projects to significantly improve the health of vulnerable people in their communities.

Grantmakers propose a funding partnership by nominating community initiatives that offer creative solutions to critical health or healthcare problems.

RWJF invites grantmaking organizations, including independent and private foundations, family and community foundations, corporate foundations, and other philanthropies, to recommend projects for a funding partnership. Through LIFP, local grantmakers may leverage funds from RWJF to implement new community programs that address serious health issues.

To be eligible for the program, projects must be new, innovative, collaborative, and community based. Significant program expansions, such as a major expansion into new regions or to new populations, may also be considered.

LIFP matching grants may not be used for operation of existing programs. Projects must be nominated by a local grantmaker interested in participating as one of the funding partners. Local funding partners must be willing to work with each grantee to obtain sufficient dollar-for-dollar matching funds throughout the grant period. Matching funds must represent new funding specifically designated to support the proposed project.

Up to $6 million is available for the 2007 grant cycle, with up to fourteen matching grants of $200,000 to $500,000 per project to be awarded.

Visit the RWJF Web site for complete program information and application procedures.

RFP Link: <a href="http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/10001276/rwjf">http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/10001276/rwjf</a>

For additional RFPs in Health, visit:
<a href="http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_health.jhtml">http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_health.jhtml</a>


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