Funding: Policies to Build Economic Security and Wealth for Families and Communities of Color (9/7)



Deadline: September 7, 2022 3:00 p.m. ET


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invites proposals to investigate policies to reduce racial inequalities, see the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website.


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has issued a call for proposals for its Policies to Build and Sustain Economic Security and Wealth for Families and Communities of Color program.


RWJF funds research that can move policy toward the goals of dismantling structural racism and promoting health equity. In 2015, RWJF launched the Policies for Action (P4A) research program to support public- and private-sector policy research that builds understanding on how economic, social, and health policies advance health and racial equity.


According to the foundation, any systematic approach to eliminating the racial wealth gap requires transformative policies focused on bolstering long-term family and community income streams and building and sustaining generational family and community wealth in Black, Indigenous, Latino, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and other communities of color.


The goal of this P4A call for proposals is to build the evidence base investigating how national, state, local, or private-sector policies and practices can reduce growing levels of racial inequality in wealth and significantly improve the financial well-being and economic security of families and communities that have been systematically subject to disinvestment—and therefore are unable to enjoy a fair and just opportunity to be healthy.


A total of $2 million to $2.5 million will be awarded through this call for proposals. Grants are typically funded for a duration of 24 months and have ranged from $30,000 to $450,000.


Applications are welcome from all investigators, with the following especially encouraged to apply: community-led or -partnered research teams, investigators from diverse backgrounds or with diverse life experiences (e.g., race, gender, class origin/first-generation college status, LGBTQI, disability, ethnicity, national origin), investigators from a wide range of disciplines, interdisciplinary research teams, or first-time applicants for an RWJF grant.


To be eligible, applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations.


For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website.