Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Sports programs that address health equity – May 29

Posted on April 23, 2019

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Accepting Applications for Sports Awards

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award program recognizes sports teams, athletes, and community-based organizations that use sports to catalyze and sustain changes that make communities healthier places to live, learn, work, and play.

Through the program, an award of $10,000 will be awarded to up to three programs that use sport to address the root causes that influence heath and health equity. The foundation will consider application in the following three categories: a professional sports team community relations department or foundation; an individual athlete or professional coach’s foundation; and an organization that is an influential leader and model for improving community health through sports.

The focus on health and health equity may include removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care; fostering a sense of security, belonging, and trust; engaging in collective problem solving, including full participation by excluded or marginalized groups and those most affected by poor health in making decisions and driving solutions; and/or valuing diverse perspectives.

Eligible applicants must be based in the United States or Canada. Applicants that are not charitable organizations or public entities must apply through a fiscal sponsor. Chapters within a larger organization are not eligible to apply.

See the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Deadline: May 29, 2019

Learn more and apply: https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2019/robert-wood-johnson-foundation-sports-award.html


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