The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides grants for projects in the United States and U.S. territories that advance our mission to improve the health and health care of all Americans.
For projects to be eligible for funding, they must address one of our seven program areas. Visit a program area for more information on its strategic objectives and funding guidelines.
RWJF awards most grants through calls for proposals (CFPs). All seven program areas issue CFPs from time to time.
The Pioneer Portfolio accepts unsolicited proposals for projects that suggest new and creative approaches to solving health and health care problems. Pioneer welcomes proposals for unsolicited grants at any time and issues awards throughout the year. There are no deadlines.
We generally support public agencies, universities, and public charities that are tax-exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Types of Projects We Fund
We aim to fund innovative projects that can have measurable impact and can create meaningful, transformative change, such as:
- service demonstrations
- gathering and monitoring of health-related statistics
- public education
- training and fellowship programs
- policy analysis
- health services research
- technical assistance
- communications activities
Learn about the locations, organizations, projects, and activities we don't support.