New Jersey: Our Home State

Since 1972, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has invested more than $1.1 billion in efforts to improve health in our home state.

We collaborate with universities, hospitals, businesses, policymakers, civic leaders and community organizations throughout New Jersey—recognizing the importance of not just healthy neighborhoods and families, but also a healthy economy, to our overall well-being.

We focus on issues ranging from expanding access to health care to increasing readiness for health emergencies and capacity for a strong response.

Honoring the legacy of our benefactor, we remain dedicated to helping New Jersey become a healthier place to live, work, and play.

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New Jersey Health Initiatives

Dedicated to supporting innovations and driving conversations to create healthier New Jersey communities.

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Catchafire New Jersey

Free access to Catchafire, an online tool that matches nonprofit organizations with passionate professionals looking to donate their skills.

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New Jersey Nursing Initiative

Working to eliminate, or significantly reduce, the state's nurse faculty shortage.

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RWJF original headquarters in New Brunswick, N.J.

Follow our growth from a small community foundation headquartered in New Brunswick to the nation's largest philanthropy devoted solely to health. 

Life Expectancy in Trenton, N.J.

Opportunities to lead a long and healthy life can vary dramatically by neighborhood. The average life expectancy south of downtown Trenton, N.J., is 73 years—14 years shorter than for babies born a short drive away, near Princeton Junction, N.J.

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