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This FSG report assesses two decades of investment by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to reduce harm from alcohol and other drugs in the United States. Over this time, the foundation spent nearly $700 million in pursuit of this goal, representing the largest investment in substance use prevention and treatment ever made by a nonprofit, philanthropic funder. This retrospective assessment explores the evolution of the foundation's substance-use strategies and goals, examines what RWJF achieved as a result of these efforts, and identifies strengths and challenges of the foundation's approach.