RWJF: Local Funding Partnerships Against Violence

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is seeking to partner with local grantmakers to fund projects that reduce violence in specific racial, ethnic, tribal, gender or sexually based, or rural/frontier communities.

The Local Funding Partnerships Program to Reducing Exposure to Violence, part of the foundation's Vulnerable Populations program, is seeking “new, community-based, and culturally appropriate” programs “reflecting how language skills, significant cultural differences, education, income, and discrimination affect health outcomes.”

“Projects must work to reduce violence in the context of a specific community and use that community's strengths and assets to address any threatening or violent behavior that results in emotional, psychological, or physical harm,” according to the foundation.

Applicants must be nominated by a “diversity-focused funder that is principally concerned with the population to be served.” A dollar-for-dollar matching grant is required, although 25 percent may come in the form of in-kind services.

Up to $1 million in grants is available in the 2009 grant cycle. Up to eight matching grants of between $50,000 to $200,000 each will be awarded.

Proposals may be submitted at any time throughout 2009 for consideration on May 1, 2009; September 1, 2009; and January 5, 2010.

For more details, see the complete call for proposals on the RWJF website.

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