Thursday, December 2, 2010

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Funding Partnerships

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

This special solicitation seeks nominations from diversity-focused funders for projects to reduce violence in traditionally underserved communities that are 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.

Up to $1 million will be awarded in matching grants ranging between $50,000 and $200,000 per project, paid out in increments over a period of up to three years. During that time, at least 75 percent of the award must be matched dollar for dollar by local grantmakers. In-kind contributions may be used to match up to 25 percent of the total award each year.

Please note that applications have been accepted in three rounds throughout 2010. The final round deadline is January 5, 2011. For more information please click here.  All proposals must be submitted through the Local Funding Partnerships online system.

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