- Grants of $300,000 each over three years will be awarded through this program.
- A total of nine grants will be awarded.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that communities of color are disproportionately burdened by racist and oppressive systems—from health care to education to housing—with significant consequences to physical and mental health. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color are evident in the health care system, and are compounded by inequitable community systems.
Community Solutions for Health Equity is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) launched in the summer of 2019. It is focused on elevating the voices of communities of color and other communities left out of discussions when local health care systems in the United States are creating policy. Racism and bias are often at the root of communities of color and other communities being excluded from policy considerations, often by design. This program attempts to address those issues directly: by supporting communities to identify a problem that negatively affects consumers; envision solutions; and partner with health care systems to implement them.”
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
To be considered for a grant, applicants must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:
- Awards will be made to organizations, not to individuals. If your group does not yet have an official organization [such as a 501(c)(3) or an LLC], then you must identify an organization, such as a fiscal sponsor that will submit the application; oversee the grant; receive and administer grant payments; monitor the use of grant funds; and submit annual and final reports to the Foundation.
- Applicant organizations must be based in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands; and
- Applicant organizations must demonstrate the capacity to manage awards of this size, either directly or with the benefit of technical assistance.