Raising Places catalyzes local momentum for cross-sector collaboration, engaging diverse partners to build healthier communities where all children and their families can thrive. Through Raising Places, Greater Good Studio will offer a catalytic process—bringing together diverse stakeholders in communities primed to move from ideas to action and to create long-term, sustainable change. Through this process, communities will explore both symptoms and root causes of local challenges, identify leverage points, and create tangible solutions that address these challenges at different levels and types of impact. The specific outcomes of our work together will vary in each community, based on the local interpretation of “healthy, child-centered community” and the challenges they want to prioritize.
- Six selected conveners will each receive a grant of $60,000 from RWJF to support their team’s work.
- Funds are expected to be awarded in September 2017.
- It is unlikely that there will be further funds available to support local projects at the end of this award period.
March 6, 2017
CFP announced and Letter of Intent (LOI) released.
March 20, 2017 (4:15 p.m. ET)
Optional webinar to discuss questions. See registration details at raisingplaces.org.
March 31, 2017 (3 p.m. ET)
April 3, 2017
Full Application released.
April 17, 2017 (4:15 p.m. ET)
Optional webinar to discuss questions. Registration details will be shared in April.
May 5, 2017 (3 p.m. ET)
Full Application due.
June 5, 2017
Selected communities invited to participate in site visits. (depending on reviewer availability, site visits may be virtual or in person)
June 19–July 7, 2017
Site visits conducted.
September 1, 2017
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
- The community must have a recognized identity—either formally (e.g., neighborhood, ward, business district, census tract, reservation/pueblo, rural community) or informally (e.g., neighbor-recognized area, focus of an existing collaboration).
- Be located in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia. Territories are not eligible to apply.
- Be a registered 501(c)(3).
- Be located in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia.
- Include members with perspectives focused on both better childhoods and better communities (see examples on page 10 of the CFP).
Raising Places is a new funding opportunity that will engage teams in six selected communities to create healthier environments for kids and families.