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RWJF Mission


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) mission is to improve the health and health care of all Americans. Remaining faithful to our mission means keeping our commitment to the American people in everything we do from encouraging healthier living and the conditions that promote better health to promoting positive changes in the way health care is delivered in this country.

In our first three decades, we will have provided more than $4 billion to organizations and institutions across the country working on finding solutions to our nation's health and health care problems. This sounds like a substantial sum, but compare it to the nearly $3 billion that the United States spends on health care every day.

The projects we fund have reached across the lifespan, from making early child health care more accessible to improving the care that patients receive at the end of life. Our strategies transcend any single perspective; we and our grantees explore many possible solutions. Our greatest strength must be in recognizing the good ideas of others and in developing our own.

The common element in all our work is its reflection of the Foundation's mission: to improve the health and health care of all Americans.

Additional information on RWJF's programs and grantmaking priorities is available online at: www.rwjf.org.