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.

RWJF awards most grants through calls for proposals (CFPs) connected with our areas of focus. We accept brief proposals for projects that suggest new and creative approaches to solving health and health care problems.

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Eligible Organizations

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
  • evaluations

Learn about the locations, organizations, projects, and activities we don't support.

What we don't fund

Learn more about the  locations, organizations, projects and activities the Foundation does not support.


If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact our Office of Proposal Management via email or at (877) 843-RWJF (7953), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time.