This funder is always looking for better research and data to inform its grantmaking. And as it doubles down on its childhood obesity push, we look at its latest research call.Read More
We could go on about what a hefty problem childhood obesity is, and how it leads to all sorts of later health problems. But let's cut to what really matters: How RWJF is likely to spend $500 million.Read More
Only one in seven children who needed summer meals received them, and the demand for such meals is only increasing. The Walmart Foundation is one of a number of funders with an eye on this problem, and it has the deep pockets to do something about it.Read More
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.Read More
The push to support Latino anti-obesity initiatives is gaining steam, but it’s still a fairly uncommon focus for foundations, whether national or local. That may be changing as more funders follow the lead of RWJF and Aetna, which have been working in this space for several years now.Read More
the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, recently granted New England health benefits company Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, more than $160,000 to evaluate the impact that fast food menu labeling is having so far on children and adolescents.