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New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI) is a statewide grantmaking program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI) is a statewide grantmaking program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI) is one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s flagship grantmaking partners in its home state. Since 1987, NJHI has provided funding for hundreds of projects statewide to advance health equity and empower community-level organizations to be effective advocates.

The organization supports innovations and drives conversations to build healthier communities. To meet the many health needs of our state’s diverse population, regions, and communities, the NJHI program encourages collaboration across sectors to foster deep relationships committed to long-term change affording everyone the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible.

In November 2022, RWJF awarded a grant to the Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ) and Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) to oversee strategy development and management of NJHI. Under the grant, NJHI will work over the course of 18 months with RWJF, partners, and stakeholders in New Jersey to redesign NJHI’s path forward related to programmatic strategies, approaches, and operational structures.

During a planning phase in 2023, NJHI will not award grants. It is anticipated that NJHI will issue a Call for Proposals in the fall of 2023, with funding to begin in 2024.

NJHI’s mission mirrors that of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — to improve the health and health care of all Americans. NJHI does this by striving to build a Culture of Health right here in New Jersey, the Foundation’s home state, that will enable all to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come.

Read more: Pair of Community Foundations Chosen to lead Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Flagship New Jersey Grantmaking Program

About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is committed to improving health and health equity in the United States. 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. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org.

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