RWJF Sports Award

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award recognizes sports teams, athletes, and community-based organizations that use sports to catalyze and sustain changes to make communities healthier places to live, learn, work, and play.

Watch the 2020 Sports Award Broadcast

Watch the 2020 Sports Award Broadcast

Watch the 2020 Sports Award Broadcast

This year's winners of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award were honored during a virtual ceremony.
This year's winners of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award were honored during a virtual ceremony.

Watch the 2020 Sports Award Broadcast

This year's winners of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award were honored during a virtual ceremony.

RWJF celebrates, supports, and raises awareness for ways sports are being used to help people achieve health and well-being, especially those who are facing the greatest challenges.

2020 Winners

AGE UP

All Girl Everything Ultimate Program

All Girl Everything Ultimate Program (AGE UP) builds healthy communities by engaging South Seattle youth of color through their love of ultimate frisbee and their commitment to equity and social justice.  

Border Youth Tennis Exchange logo.

Border Youth Tennis Exchange

Border Youth Tennis Exchange (BYTE) is a binational youth development organization that offers professional tennis instruction and academic enrichment to kids ages 8–12 on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora (Mexico).

Running Medicine logo.

Running Medicine

Running Medicine offers family-oriented walking and running programs for Native Americans in Albuquerque creating a Culture of Health that is available to all people regardless of ability, age, fitness level or ability to pay.

Soccer in the Streets Atlanta logo.

Soccer in the Streets

Soccer in the Streets has reframed health equity around transit hubs in the inner city by repurposing unused land in the heart of Atlanta to be more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

U.S. Association of the Blind Athletes.

United States Association of Blind Athletes

The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) uses adaptive sports to assist and support individuals who are blind and visually impaired.

2019 Winners

Operation Get Active

Operation Get Active

Operation Get Active, a youth-focused health initiative of the Chattanooga Football Club Foundation, uses soccer to encourage individuals to live active, healthy lifestyles.

MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation Logo

MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation

The MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation (MWYF) develops champions in classrooms, on tennis courts, and throughout communities.

Figure Skating in Harlem

Figure Skating in Harlem

Figure Skating in Harlem (FSH) combines the power of education with access to the artistic and athletic discipline of figure skating to help girls of color thrive and become strong leaders.

Previous Winners

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