Peaceful Pathways: Reducing Exposure to Violence

Posted by on March 30, 2009

RWJ funds violence reduction efforts

Peaceful Pathways: Reducing Exposure to Violence, a $1 million Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative, seeks to reduce violence among vulnerable or underserved communities.

In 2009, Peaceful Pathways will fund up to eight projects for up to three years within diverse communities that employ community strengths and assets to reduce exposure to violence.

Projects must work to reduce violence in the context of a specific community and use that community’s strengths and assets to address any threatening or violent behavior that results in emotional, psychological or physical harm. For example, eligible projects may concern intimate partner violence, child or elder abuse, gang activity or post-war trauma. Projects may relate to violence between family members or strangers, individuals or groups; in public or private settings.

Projects must be new, community-based and culturally appropriate, reflecting how language skills, significant cultural differences, education, income and discrimination affect health outcomes. Community members should be engaged in planning and leadership.

Additional funding partners may come from independent and private foundations, family and community foundations, and corporate and other philanthropies. All the local funding partners must be willing to work with grantees to obtain sufficient dollar-for-dollar matching funds throughout the grant period. Matching funds must represent new funding and up to 25% of the match may consist of in-kind services.

For more information, email Leticia Peugeot or call 609-275-4128.  To view the grant guidance, click here.

Deadline: December 31, 2009

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