About Us

The Rx Foundation Mission:

The Rx Foundation supports innovative projects and people to develop groundbreaking, cost-saving improvements in health care quality and access in the United States.

History:

The Rx Foundation was founded by Serena M. Hatch in 2002 with the goal of improving health care in the United States. Since its inception, the Foundation has given over $20M to hospitals, nonprofits, community organizations, and researchers working on solutions to problems impeding the delivery of safe, high quality, humanistic health care to all citizens. In doing so, the foundation has supported initiatives in diverse areas ranging from childbirth, eldercare, and best practice safety training, to community-care models, health reform outcomes, and the social determinants of health.

Much of the Rx Foundation’s funding fosters enduring improvements in the quality of hospital care. Grant partners have sought to do so through a variety of means, including innovative training and staffing, and the creative deployment of technology. The Rx Foundation has also provided substantial support for the development, piloting, and implementation of community health models, to increase access to preventive and primary care for vulnerable and marginalized populations.

As the health care landscape changes, the Rx Foundation supports new leaders, ideas, and projects that hold the potential for outsized impact on health care in the United States.

People:

The Rx Foundation Board of Trustees makes all grant award decisions.

Jennie Riley is the Foundation Coordinator and manages the grant program.