Foundation / Corporation
Robert wood Johnson Foundation
06/30/10 3:00 PM Deadline for receipt of Stage 1 brief proposals.
This program forges relationships between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and local grantmakers to fund promising, original projects that can significantly improve the health of vulnerable people in their communities. Projects must be new, innovative, collaborative and community-based. Significant program expansions—into new regions or to new populations—may also be considered.
Please note that these funds may not be used to maintain existing projects. Projects must be nominated by a local grantmaker committed to participating as one of the funding partners. Local funding partners must be willing to work with grantees to obtain sufficient dollar-for-dollar matching funds throughout the grant period. These funders may include independent and private foundations, family and community foundations, and corporate and other philanthropies. Matching funds must represent new funding specifically designated to support the proposed project. In-kind services may not be used to match Foundation funds for the LFP Annual Grantmaking program.
GrantWatch ID#: 123687
$200,000 to $500,000
1 + years
All types of grantmaking organizations are invited to participate as local funding partners including independent and private foundations, family and community foundations, corporate foundations, diversity-focused funds and other philanthropies. In addition to the foundations defined at grantmaking organizations, matching funds may come from endowments, individual benefactors, religious groups, special fundraising entities and other charitable organizations.
Different grantmakers may fund the project in different amounts for one or more years, so that the combined total dollars either match or surpass the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) award. The nominating funder is usually RWJF’s primary contact and serves as liaison with the other local funding partners.
Applicants may be either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. However, private foundations as defined under Section 509(a) are not eligible to apply. To be eligible, an applicant organization must demonstrate the fiscal capacity to manage the funds.
The applicant need not be a health care organization. We recognize that broad-based collaborations—convening partners from both inside and outside of health care—can create significant opportunities to improve health. We welcome nontraditional coalitions of groups that share a common cause to improve the quality of life and health for the people in their communities. However, one organization must take the lead as the applicant, provide the primary contact and, if awarded, would receive the grant funds on behalf of the project.
Organizations that have been funded previously by RWJF are not eligible to apply for funds under LFP unless the new project is demonstrably different from the originally funded program.
May 13 and May 18, 2010—Optional conference calls for applicants. Information available on the program’s Web site.
September 15, 2010—Applicants notified if invited to submit a full proposal.
November 10, 2010—Deadline for receipt of Stage 2 full proposals.
July 1, 2011—Start of grants.
The nominating funder writes the cover letter inviting the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to join in a funding partnership to support a new, community-based initiative that offers a creative solution to a challenging local health issue.
The nominating funder is not obligated to provide the total match from their own funds, but the letter should express the intention to work with the applicant and all potential funding partners to obtain the funding necessary to match RWJF funds throughout the grant period. The majority of successful LFP projects are supported by a coalition of many funding sources. The nominating funder usually serves as the liaison between the LFP national program office and the other local funding partners.
All types of grantmaking organizations are invited to participate as nominating funding partners including independent and private foundations, family and community foundations, corporate foundations, diversity-focused funds and other philanthropies. In addition to the foundations defined at grantmaking organizations, matching funds may come from endowments, individual benefactors, religious groups, special fundraising entities and other charitable organizations.
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