A Closer Look at RWJF's Hefty Child Obesity Grants to the American Heart Association

When a funder dumps over $20 million on a big national nonprofit in two years, you can bet that some of that money -- or a lot of it -- will actually end up feeding many smaller nonprofits through regranting. And, sure enough, that's the case here.
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Why the American Heart Association Just Got Big Money to Fight Childhood Obesity

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. 

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