Foundation / Corporation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
06/12/19 3:00 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories researchers and practitioners in the public and private sector for research projects to address how for-profit companies promote the health and well-being in the communities where they are located. Priority will be given to studies that focus on for-profits in small and midsized cities (less than 500,000). Studies focusing on headquarters or local operations of companies are also accepted. Proposals must discuss approaches focused on one or more geographically defined communities.
Funded studies are expected to include rigorous empirical research that will inform the business case for why and how more companies serve as anchor institutions in their immediate surrounding geographies. Studies will also inform future RWJF strategies to motivate companies to act in a way that promotes health and well-being. For a definition of anchor institutions, see the Program Overview document in Supporting Documents below.
Projects may be generated from disciplines including: Business management and administration, Finance, Marketing, Economics, Labor, Anthropology, Communication science, Sociology, Program evaluation, Political science, Public policy, Public health and health care, Public administration, Law, other related fields.
Potential research questions might include:
1. What factors facilitate or hinder anchor businesses from addressing health equity or social determinants of health?
2. The motivations and incentives of anchor businesses across a range of sectors;
3. What kind of equity-promoting narrative and framing resonates with the leaders of corporate anchor institutions?
4. Understanding the positive and negative consequences of corporate anchors (e.g., gentrification);
5. What interventions (led or co-led by corporate anchors) appear to be effective or show promise?
6. Understanding the policy solutions that could motivate corporate anchors to collaborate to builder safer, healthier communities.
7. What tools and resources would most help leaders of anchor businesses who are committed to community health improvement?
8. How does the motivation and impact of corporate anchors compare to non-profit anchor institutions?
9. How can RWJF and other funders work most effectively to strengthen anchor businesses’ investment in their communities?
Grant funds may be used for project staff salaries, consultant fees, data collection and analysis, meetings, supplies, project-related travel, and other direct project expenses, including a limited amount of equipment essential to the project.
GrantWatch ID#: 185829
Three to four studies will be funded.
Recommended project funding is up to $250,000 each.
Funding is intended to accommodate studies of up to 18 months.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application: https://my.rwjf.org/login.do?applyCfpId=2892&cfp=2892
Mona Shah, senior program officer
Shuma Panse, senior program officer
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