April 29, 2013
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, New Jersey
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced two major grants earlier this year, to address smoking prevention aimed at youth and reducing childhood obesity.
In April, RWJF announced an $8 million dollar grant to Tobacco Free Kids in Washington, D.C. The grant will be for initial funding to support an advocacy initiative focused on changing local, state, and federal policies to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit, and protect all Americans from secondhand smoke.
Back in February, RWJF announced a 2 year $7.8 million dollar grant to the YMCA of the USA, based in Chicago. The grant will be used to expand its work to reduce childhood obesity, Pioneering Healthier Communities (PHC) initiative from six states to an additional 14 states, including California, Florida, Indiana, New York, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.