RWJF: Conducting Evaluations of Healthy Children, Healthy Weight Programs

Deadline: 25 July 2018

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is seeking proposals for its Conducting Evaluations of Healthy Children, Healthy Weight Programs to improve the health and well-being of all in America.

Evaluations could assess a wide range of evaluation questions, including (but not limited to):

  • To what extent does a program/grant (e.g., its strategy, tactics, outcomes) align with that of the Foundation’s broader Healthy Children, Healthy Weight focus area?
  • What are the major strengths and areas of improvement for a specific program/grant as they relate to goals/priorities in the Healthy Children, Healthy Weight focus area?
  • What has the program/grant or grantee achieved with RWJF’s funding?
  • In what way(s) has the program/grant influenced the field?

Award Information

  • One contract of up to $2 million will be awarded through this call for qualifications (CFQ).
  • The contract is for a funding period of 36 months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
  • Awards will be made to organizations, not to individuals.


Proposals will be reviewed by a committee composed of RWJF staff and external experts. Final funding decisions are made by RWJF staff. An evaluation organization will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Experience working with foundations
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to RWJF priorities
  • Ability to be nimble, flexible, responsive, and innovative in approaches to evaluation
  • Depth of staff expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods and across various types of evaluations
  • Substantive expertise in the full range of topics related to the Foundation’s programming in the
  • Healthy Children, Healthy Weight focus area
  • Experience partnering with organizations in the evaluation process (i.e., working closely with the organizations being evaluated)
  • Ability to convene an evaluation team with the appropriate skill set quickly that can work with grantees who could be based in locations around the country
  • Ability to clearly communicate take-home messages around the findings, without jargon

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit RWJF.

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