RWJF Communities Creating Healthy Environments

Deadline: February 25, 2010
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites Proposals for Communities Creating Healthy Environments: Improving Access to Healthy Foods and Safe Places to Play in Communities of Color.

Communities Creating Healthy Environments is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that aims to prevent childhood obesity by increasing access to healthy foods and safe places to play in communities of color. The program is designed to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015 by supporting diverse, community-based organizations and federally chartered tribal nations in the development and implementation of effective, culturally competent policy initiatives to address childhood obesity at the local level.
Eligible applicants must have a track record of at least two years of successful community organizing and policy advocacy to address health-related problems in communities of color. Both the leadership and membership or constituencies of any applicant organization should reflect the communities they seek to serve. Youth-led organizing groups and community-based groups with youth-organizing components are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must secure a cash match of at least 10 percent of RWJF funding for the grant period. Organizations that currently receive funding from an entity or subsidiary that markets low-nutrition food and/or beverage products to youth are not eligible to apply.
Awards will be up to $250,000 per site for up to ten communities nationwide. Grants are for a three-year period scheduled to commence in October 2010.
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RWJF Communities Creating Healthy Environments