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RWJF’s Culture of Health Leaders Program for the United States

RWJF’s Culture of Health Leaders Program for the United States

Deadline: 19 February 2020

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is seeking applications for its “Culture of Health Leaders” program to offer leadership development for leaders from all sectors and is based on evidence, informed by experience, and grounded in principles of equity and social justice. These principles are the basis of everything participants experience throughout the program.

10+ Funders for Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
10+ Global Donors for Improving Lives of Children in Poor Countries
10+ Donors that believe in building NGO capacities for Civil Society Development
15+ Donors for Saving the Planet: Grants for Environment, Conservation and Wildlife
This structured three-year program is for any individual—from any walk of life (for-profit, nonprofit, government, or social enterprise)—who is highly motivated, ready, and open to learn, lead, and collaborate with organizations, communities, systems, and policymakers to build a Culture of Health in the nation. The leaders come from technology, education, housing, transportation, business, the arts, and the social sector, as well as countless other disciplines.

The Culture of Health Leaders curriculum and participant experience is designed to equip and support leaders through a process that helps them achieve mastery of self, relationships, environment, and change. By the end of three years, leaders will have learned to apply the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion to create sustainable change in their communities, organizations, and/or systems.

Those selected for this program can expect to:

20+ Donors standing up for Human Rights and Equality
10+ International Donors seeking to improve Access to Water, Hygiene and Sanitation
20+ Global Donors for Empowering Women and Girls
25+ Donors for the Empowerment of Youth
Be among up to 40 leaders chosen
Spend 32–38 hours/month in online learning and in-person meetings
Receive intensive executive coaching
Plan and launch a bold strategic initiative in year 2
Engage in cross-sector network-building
Receive a stipend of up to $20,000 per year for three years
Receive project funds of up to $35,000 for activities related to the implementation and evaluation of a community-based strategic initiative
Total Awards

Number of leaders in the 2020 cohort: up to 40.
Grant funds from RWJF will include:
Stipend: up to $20,000 per year for three years (total of up to $60,000)
Project funds: funding of up to $35,000 for activities related to the implementation and evaluation of a community-based strategic initiative that promotes a Culture of Health. This strategic initiative must be approved by the national program center and the Foundation in year 2 of the program (not at time of initial application).
Additional tools and resources: Leaders may also be eligible to receive additional support directly from the national program center, if needed, to help make it easier for them to participate in the program.
Payment of grant funds: Grant funds are not paid directly to the individual leader. All grant funds will be paid to an organization (“sponsoring institution”) identified by the leader.
Eligibility Criteria

The Culture of Health Leaders program is open to individuals from any walk of life who are committed to working with organizations, communities, systems, and policymakers to build a Culture of Health in America.
Applicants must be at least 21 years old as of September 1, 2020.
Federal, state, tribal and local government employees are eligible to apply unless they are considered government officials under Section 4946 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the time of application. As federal policy or laws change, we may need to consider adjustments in eligibility and grant terms.
Individual candidates for receipt of award funds cannot be related by blood or marriage to any Officer or Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, or be a descendant of its founder, Robert Wood Johnson.
For more information, visit https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2020/culture-of-health-leaders.html

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