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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Provides $50 Million in Relief For People Facing the Greatest Strain Under the COVID-19 Pandemic

PRINCETON, N.J., April 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will provide $50 million in immediate short-term relief to several national and community organizations to help some of the families and communities feeling the greatest strain under the COVID-19 health emergency. This includes $5 million for relief efforts in RWJF's home state of New Jersey, hit particularly hard by the virus.A 
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Provides $50 Million in Relief For People Facing the Greatest Strain Under the COVID-19 Pandemic
As the nation's largest health philanthropy, RWJF is focused on ensuring that everyone in America has a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being. The aim of this funding is to help communities that already face daunting health challenges navigate the additional burdens of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation's Board of Trustees approved using the funds to help address immediate needs such as food, housing, and income assistance for some of the nation's most stressed communities, including lower-income workers, communities of color, indigenous communities, and people with disabilities.Across the nation, service organizations are working to the limits of their capacity to help those most in need. RWJF will distribute $50 million in emergency support amongA the following national organizations and projects:A 

Feeding America



Meals on Wheels



National Domestic Workers Alliance



One Fair Wage



Catholic Charities



National Day Laborers Organizing Network



NDN Collective



Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition

In RWJF's home state of New Jersey, funds will support:
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