Building a facility for the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health at Rutgers University

Although the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation became a national philanthropy in 1972 and has operated on a national scale since then, it also has continued funding a limited number of local institutions and projects in the New Brunswick area and throughout New Jersey. It does so in part to honor the legacy of its founder, and in part to recognize the special responsibilities to the communities and the state in which it is located.This grant will enable Rutgers University to complete the design phase and commence construction of the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health building in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The facility will allow Rutgers to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, strengthen relationships with community health partners, and co-locate several academic departments and centers. The institute will focus on health-related issues caused by poor nutrition, unhealthy food products and insufficient knowledge of health and wellness. The grant is an important part of Rutgers' strategy to recruit a world-class director for the institute and leverage additional support from a variety of public and private sources to complete the four-year, $80-million project.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $10,000,000.00

Awarded on: 10/29/2008

Time frame: 11/15/2008 - 11/14/2015

Grant Number: 65088


Rutgers University Foundation

Winants Hall
7 College Avenue
New Brunswick, 08901-1261


Peter J. Gillies
Project Director


Roger F. Grillo
Project Director