Our health is inextricably tied to where we live, learn, work, and play. It is shaped by our access to stable housing, quality schools, clean and safe open spaces, and much more.

At the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we are working to help broaden the discussion about what shapes health, and set a new standard of health, equity and well-being for all communities.

Our Grantmaking Approach

Through a wide array of grant programs, we engage policymakers, business leaders, community groups and many other stakeholders with a common interest in making it easier for everyone to get and stay healthy.

Grants & Grant Programs

Learn about the types of programs and activities the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation typically funds and does not fund.
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Making Meaningful Investments

We use impact investments to strengthen the intermediaries that are dedicated to delivering capital and financial services to persons with low incomes and communities of color.

Impact Investing

Learn how we are engaging the capital markets to leverage more capital for health, equity and well-being.

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Identifying What Works

We fund research to deepen our understanding of some of America’s greatest health challenges, and identify new approaches to bring about meaningful change. We also constantly evaluate and draw lessons both from our own programs and work many others have done.


Research, Evaluation & Learning

Learn about our research and evaluation programs, and how we apply key findings to our work.

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Working to Ensure Better Health for All

Building a national Culture of Health is the central focus of everything we do. However, we know that we are just one of many who believe that everyone in our diverse society should have the opportunity to lead longer, healthier lives.

Building a Culture of Health

In partnership with others, we are working to develop a Culture of Health rooted in equity that provides every individual with a fair and just opportunity to thrive, no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they have.
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Learn more about our work:
Richard Besser spotlights housing as a key factor of thriving communities.
The latest developments connected with RWJF-supported programs and research.
Commentary and insights by RWJF staff and guest authors into national and local efforts to build a Culture of Health.