Funding Opportunity - Raising Places: Building Child-Centered Communities

Through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Greater Good Studio is launching Raising Places to partner with local leaders invested in childhood and community development to explore actionable, locally driven answers for the question, ‘What does it take to build healthier communities where all children and their families can thrive?’

Nonprofit agencies and their community teams are invited to apply to become part of this national initiative that will pilot new, community-driven projects that hold promise for creating healthy places where children and their families can succeed.

Review the additional information about this opportunity, which include eligibility information and how to register for an informational webinar.  



Raising Places catalyzes local momentum for cross-sector collaboration, engaging diverse partners to build healthier communities where all children and their families can thrive. Through Raising Places, Greater Good Studio will offer a catalytic process—bringing together diverse stakeholders in communities primed to move from ideas to action and to create long-term, sustainable change. Through this process, communities will explore both symptoms and root causes of local challenges, identify leverage points, and create tangible solutions that address these challenges at different levels and types of impact. The specific outcomes of our work together will vary in each community, based on the local interpretation of “healthy, child-centered community” and the challenges they want to prioritize. 

Total Awards

  • Six selected conveners will each receive a grant of $60,000 from RWJF to support their team’s work.
  • Funds are expected to be awarded in September 2017.
  • It is unlikely that there will be further funds available to support local projects at the end of this award period.

Key Dates (Partial List)

March 20, 2017 (4:15 p.m. ET)
Optional webinar to discuss questions. See registration details at 

March 31, 2017 (3 p.m. ET)
LOI due         

April 3, 2017        
Full Application released.




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