Early in her presidency, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey recognized the disconnect between a foundation endeavoring to change society and a staff viewing itself simply as a dispenser of money. This prompted her to examine the various ways in which foundations, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in particular, could influence public policy and led her to write ‘‘the five Cs.’’
First presented to the Board in 2005, the five Cs captures what the Foundation has done and can do to bring about social change. Reprinted as a foreword to Volume IX of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology, the piece should have resonance for the field of philanthropy as a whole.
- 1 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at Forty
- 2 A Conversation with Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
- 3 Terrance Keenan: An Appreciation
- 4 The Five Cs
- 5 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Approach to Evaluation
- 6 Communications at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Turning up the Volume, Adjusting the Frequency
- 7 National Programs: Understanding the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Approach to Grantmaking
- 8 Tending Our Backyard: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Grantmaking in New Jersey
- 9 Project ECHO: Bringing Specialists' Expertise to Underserved Rural Areas
- 10 The Food Trust: Increasing the Availability of Healthy Food
- 11 Populating Population Health: The Health & Society Scholars and the Young Epidemiology Scholars Programs
- 12 Child FIRST: A Program to Help Very Young At-Risk Children
- 13 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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