Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a national program? Where can I find a list of all national program offices?
- What is required for a national program office or national program management to report to RWJF?
- Are there guidelines for announcing the receipt of my RWJF grant?
- Can RWJF funds be used for lobbying or political campaign activity?
- What is a Program Results report?
A national program consists of a cluster of grantees and other interested parties that work together to create impact in one of the Foundation's program areas. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation currently supports more than 100 national programs.
National program offices should refer to NPONet (log into myRWJF and click the button for “NPONet” within “MyRWJF websites”) for complete national program reporting instructions. If you are a national program office of the Foundation and do not have access to NPONet, please contact us to request access.
If you are not a national program office but manage a national program, you need to complete the same Annual Narrative Report, Final Narrative Report and Budget Information reporting as other grantees. In addition, at the end of the program, the Foundation will ask you to submit a Summative Report.
News releases announcing the receipt of your RWJF grant and/or grant renewal require advance approval from the Foundation. Announcement guidelines are included in your grant award letter. If you have questions, please contact the communications officer for your grant.
RWJF grant funds cannot be used to fund lobbying or political campaign activities. Both of these activities are prohibited by the legal agreements established between the Foundation and the grantee at the beginning of the grant. Sometimes grantees ask if they may lobby with non-RWJF funds. Grantees are free to carry on whatever activities they are otherwise permitted to conduct with other sources of support.
The Foundation's Program Results Reporting Unit engages writers to produce short reports on the majority of the Foundation's recently completed projects and longer reports on national programs as they are coming to a close. When a report is being planned for your program, you will participate with the RWJF program officer and a special program officer from Program Results Reporting in discussions about themes, which sites to feature, and other matters involved in shaping the report. A writer hired by the unit will probably attend the program’s final meeting. You will be given an opportunity to review the report for accuracy before it is posted on RWJF’s website. Please refer to Program Results for additional information.