Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Sports Award
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Sports Award honors individuals, organizations and teams that are making communities healthier through sport. The RWJF Sports Award recognizes the ways in which sports influence healthy change in communities by helping children maintain a healthy weight, creating safe play environments, encouraging positive behaviors, eliminating bullying, abuse and violence, and expanding opportunities for children living in poverty.
Those eligible to apply are making communities healthier through sport in the following three categories:
- Category 1—A professional sports team community relations department or foundation based in North America
- Category 2—An individual athlete or professional coach’s foundation based in North America
- Category 3—An organization in North America that is an influential leader and model for others
The Foundation expects that applicants have significant reach and impact. These organizations should demonstrate a successful track record as a powerful voice for the importance of leading a healthy life.
Amount: An award of $5,000 will be made in each of the three categories above.
Eligibility: Professional sports teams or their foundations; athlete or coach foundations; nonprofit organizations.
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