Monday, April 10, 2017

New funding opportunities from RWJF


Robert Wood Johnson FoundationThe magnitude and complexity of the health issues that Americans face are vast—but so is the potential for the consumer voice to improve health outcomes.

RWJF will support consumer health advocacy organizations in developing projects that ensure consumer voices can become a influential fixture in supporting both state and local health system improvements.
Up to eight selected organizations will receive grants of up to $275,000 for a two-year project.

Learn more about eligibility, key dates, and the upcoming applicant webinar >

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Traumatic experiences have become an almost routine part of everyday existence for boys and young men of color. African American and Latino males are more likely to experience pervasive and chronic discrimination, neglect, racism, violence, and poverty. The cumulative impact of these traumatic experiences can be fundamentally life-altering for individuals as well as entire communities.

RWJF has worked through a broad set of investments, collectively called Forward Promise, to expand the potential for boys and young men of color, ages 12-24. Focusing on opportunity—instead of risk factors—Forward Promise aims to ensure that these young men heal, grow, and thrive in the face of the chronic stress and trauma.

The Forward Promise: Empowerment Projects funding opportunity seeks applications from organizations and/or institutions with existing programs that provide culturally relevant and evidence-supported approaches that promote both individual healing and take a structural approach to change policies and practices that are causes of trauma for entire groups of young men of color.

Learn more about eligibility, key dates, and upcoming applicant webinars >

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