Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Funding Partnerships

Posted by on November 21, 2010

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Funding Partnerships Program Invites Applications From Diversity-Focused Funders
Deadline: January 5, 2011

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Funding Partnerships is a matching grants program that connects the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with local grantmakers looking to fund new, community-based projects designed to improve health and healthcare for vulnerable populations.

This special solicitation seeks nominations from diversity-focused funders for projects designed to reduce violence in traditionally underserved communities defined by race, ethnicity, tribe, gender, sexual identity, or rural/frontier location.

Applicants must be nominated by a diversity-focused funder that is principally concerned with the community to be served, such as a Black United fund, an Asian-American/ Pacific Islander foundation, a women’s foundation, a Hispanic philanthropy, or grantmakers committed to projects for gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender people.

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

Grants will range between $50,000 and $200,000 each.

Visit the RWJF Web site for complete program information.

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