The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is focusing heavily on combating childhood obesity, and has invested more than $14 million in related projects. Many of these grants are relatively small, and lesser-known community organizations with innovative ideas are benefiting from the RWJF’s investments in projects of different sizes and scopes.
What does the American Heart Association know about kids? Isn't the AHA -- one of those hallowed non-profits that's been around forever — mainly focused on stopping middle-aged adults from dropping dead of heart attacks? Well, the AHA must know something about kids, because the Robert Wood Johnson has dropped $9.8 million in their lap to combat childhood obesity.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a joint effort between the Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association. Founded in 2005, the goal of this initiative is to reduce childhood obesity by 2015. Who better to lead the charge than the young people the Foundation is trying to help?