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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health and Climate Solutions

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 8, 2019
Application: Apr 3, 2019

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides grants for communities and organizations that have developed and implemented approaches that address the health impacts of climate change, while improving health equity. The overarching goal of the program is to study and share evidence-based approaches that help to build a healthy, equitable future on a rapidly warming planet.

Approaches can focus on one or more of a range of determinants of health including, but not limited to:

  • Air quality
  • Energy sources
  • Transportation or mobility design
  • Food and water systems
  • Housing
  • Health systems

Grant funds may be used to support research and evaluation activities, with some funds allocated to communication and dissemination.

Projects will be selected with the intention of funding a diverse set of communities based on several criteria such as location (region of the country, urban, and rural), determinants of health addressed, characteristics of the community served, types of stakeholders involved in the project, and with regard to climate and health risks and solutions.


Applicants must be based in the United States or its territories. Preference will be given to organizations that are either public entities or 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Successful applicants will have:

  • An intervention or approach with a substantial period of implementation
  • A history of, or deep interest in, working collaboratively with indigenous communities, communities of color, and/or low-income communities
  • A well-developed research or evaluation plan assessing the nature and impact of the select approaches
  • The capacity and expertise to successfully execute the proposed project activities
  • A demonstrated commitment to share findings and lessons with the field
  • Have an explicit, targeted aim to transform the community in positive ways
  • Have authentic engagement, representation, and leadership by members of the targeted community
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $350,000
Project period: Up to 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 8

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions , and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Submit a brief proposal by February 8, 2019. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, with a deadline of April 3, 2019.

Tagged as
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Environmental health · Food security and nutrition · Housing and homelessness · Minorities · Poverty · Public health · Racial and ethnic groups · Social determinants of health · Transportation

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