For more than 40 years, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve the health and health care of all Americans. Trace the history of the Foundation with our Interactive Timeline.

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In the Footsteps of Our Founder

Follow us back to our roots as a small community foundation, and learn how we evolved—through the generosity of our founder, Robert Wood Johnson—into the nation's largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public's health.

You can see how our goals and grant-making priorities developed over the years, growing into a robust, far-reaching portfolio. You'll also get to know some of the key people who helped get us where we are today.

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