Forward Promise: Partnering with Systems to Disrupt Dehumanization
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Forward Promise program provides grants to to support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of partnership efforts between community-based organizations and youth-serving systems to address the root causes of health disparities and expand and promote the health and well-being of boys and young men of color (BYMOC).
Funding should be used to:
- Determine assumptions about BYMOC and their communities
- Deepen knowledge about use of culturally responsive methods and models in addressing health of BYMOC
- Amend the system's ways of working with BYMOC to improve services, participation, and outcomes
- Test new service approaches and systems policies with BYMOC population
- Identify ways of making these new approaches sustainable
Projects will be selected with the intention of funding a diverse group of grantees based on several criteria such as location (region of the country, urban/rural), characteristics of the community being served, and types of stakeholders involved in the project.
Eligible projects are partnerships between community-based organizations and youth-serving systems such as juvenile justice, child welfare, education, housing, and health provision within their communities. Lead applicants can come from any members of the partnership; however, preference will be given to those that are community-based organizations.
Award ceiling: $150,000
Project period: 18 months
Estimated number of awards: 7
In addition to using grant funds to support ongoing partnership planning and activities, grantees will also participate as a cohort in a broader technical assistance program that may include individual and group learning activities with the Forward Promise national program office and its partners.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.