Forward Promise

An $11.5 million initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focused on promoting opportunities for the health and success of middle school- and high school-aged boys and young men of color.

A new $9.5 million initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focused on promoting opportunities for the health and success of middle school- and high school-aged boys and young men of color.

Announcing Catalyst Grants to Build a Culture of Health for Young Men of Color in the South and Southwest

RWJF announced a grantmaking initiative to improve the health and success of boys and young men of color in rural communities of the American South and Southwest. Catalyst grants will provide funds to regional philanthropies, each of which will contribute their own matching dollars. The regional funding partners will, in turn, invest in local partners working directly with young men of color in their region.

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Forward Promise Advisory Committee Members

Learn about the professionals working in the young men of color field who comprise the Forward Promise Advisory Committee.

Meet the members

This RWJF grantee developed a System of Care to support young men of color from failing out of school and heading into the juvenile justice system.

This RWJF grantee developed a System of Care to support young men of color from falling out of school and heading into the juvenile justice system.

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This RWJF grantee developed a System of Care to support young men of color from failing out of school and heading into the juvenile justice system.

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Forward Promise GrantEES at work

Innovation Grants

Grantee organizations whose groundbreaking work is improving the health and success of young men of color.

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Community Partnerships

Grantees focused on city-based partnerships to support sustainable interventions and solutions to improve outcomes for young men of color.

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Catalyst Grants

Grantees working to improve the health and success of boys and young men of color in rural communities of the American South and Southwest.

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