RWJF Awards $6 Million to Purpose Built Communities

RWJF Awards $6 Million to Purpose Built Communities

Atlanta-based Purpose Built Communities has announced a $6 million investment from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to advance the health equity work of its Purpose Built Communities Network.

The grant will enable the organization, a nonprofit focused on empowering communities to end intergenerational poverty, to develop a knowledge-sharing platform where network members can talk about issues related to neighborhood revitalization, share best practices, and strengthen their capacity. Network members will also be able to use the platform to strengthen their engagement with business leaders, community members, and stakeholders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors working to address housing, education, and wellness challenges in their communities.

"We are very excited about this partnership and what it will do to help create better health, economic, and racial equity outcomes across the country," said Purpose Built Communities CEO David Edwards. "This investment by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is a testament to their leadership in addressing the social determinants of health — to elevate and share solutions to the root causes of poverty."