Ongoing Programs

OMG provides a variety of philanthropic services for foundations, including acting as a funding intermediary and providing program and grants management.

Capacity-Building Program for The Pew Fund for Health and Human Services

Thank you for visiting.  Our website is currently under construction.  We would like to let you know that LOIs for the Fall 2014 award cycle (with an award start date of April 2015) are currently being accepted! The deadline date for submitting the proposal is Wednesday, November 19, by 5:00 pm.  Completed full LOIs can be mailed or hand delivered to the following address:

Pew Fund Capacity Building Program
OMG Center for Collaborative Learning
1528 Walnut Street, Suite 805
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Please contact Stephanie Lerner at with questions or a copy of materials. 

Successful LOI applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal in mid-December.




Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evaluation Fellowship

OMG and Duquesne University set to launch RWJF Evaluation Fellowship Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evaluation Fellowship Program seeks to diversify the evaluation field by providing individuals with the necessary skills and training to become program evaluators. During the one-year fellowship, emerging professionals are placed in an organization that specializes in evaluation and work on real-world evaluation projects. Each fellow is paired with a mentor at his/her placement site who provides ongoing guidance and support. Fellows participate in four training workshops throughout the year, including the American Evaluation Association's (AEA) annual conference. The workshops provide fellows with intensive training in culturally responsive evaluation approaches and methodology to compliment their placement experience. The program covers travel expenses to attend all training workshops and the AEA conference.

The program's ultimate goal is to infuse the evaluation field with well-trained individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to meet the increasing diversity of programs and communities that the profession serves.  For more information visit

New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming

New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with technical assistance and direction provided by OMG Center for Collaborative Learning.  New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming is a program of the Building Human Capital portfolio ( at RWJF which works to develop and retain a diverse, well-trained leadership and workforce in health and healthcare to meet the needs of all Americans. Created in 2005, New Connections is designed to expand the diversity of perspectives that inform RWJF program strategy and introduce new and diverse researchers and scholars to the foundation.

The New Connections program seeks to increase the exposure of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to researchers and experts that represent historically underrepresented research communities.

New Connections emerged from a series of conversations among senior program staff at RWJF about how the foundation could support and learn from the growing diversity of the communities it serves. The group, consisting of RWJF’s senior staff, leaders of the Human Capital Portfolio, and Debra Pérez, Ph.D., Interim Assistant Vice President for Research and Evaluation, recognized that talented individuals from underrepresented communities can often be isolated in their early- or mid-career pathways and overlooked for funding. To address this situation, an initiative was created that would foster new relationships between RWJF and researchers, evaluators, and consultants from underrepresented groups. This initiative was New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming.

New Connections works with early- to mid-career scholars who:

  • Have not received prior funding from RWJF as a principal investigator or through a program contract
  • And are members of ethnic or racial minority or low-income communities and/or the first in their family to receive a college degree.

New Connections awarded its first grants in 2006 and since that time has funded over 80 diverse researchers through its program and collaboration with partner programs.  Fundamentally, the New Connections program offers to research funding opportunities as well as career development and mentoring activities such as its Annual Symposium and Research Coaching Clinic.


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