Our Grants

The Rx Foundation has funded efforts to improve the health care system in the United States since 2002. To date, the foundation has awarded over $20M in grants to hospitals, nonprofits, community organizations, and researchers working to solve persistent problems impeding the delivery of safe, high quality, health care to all citizens.

Type
Project
Project Leader
Grant Partner
Year
Amount
Capacity Building

Building Capacity for Health Advocacy in Rural Communities

First year of funding to support efforts to develop strong rural community-based grassroots organizations in Idaho, North Carolina, and New Jersey, to build power and capacity in local communities advocating for policies that improve health and well-being.

Project Leader: Connie Hyunh
Grant Partner: People's Action Institute
Year: 2020
Amount: $150000
Capacity Building

Building Capacity for Health Advocacy in Appalachia

First year of funding to support efforts to develop an Appalachian cohort among health advocates in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Southern Ohio, to build power and capacity in local communities advocating for policies that improve health and well-being.

 

Project Leader: Emily Polak
Grant Partner: Community Catalyst
Year: 2020
Amount: $150000
Maternal & Child Health

Defining the Role of Nurses in Influencing the Likelihood of Getting a C-section

Second installment of the second year of funding to support developing the methodology to examine the contribution of nursing to care delivery outcomes, and exploring how some nurses achieve consistently lower C-section rates.

Project Leader: Dr. Neel Shah & Dr. Joyce Edmonds
Grant Partner: Ariadne Labs
Year: 2020
Amount: $75000
New Models of Care

Improving Care for People with Complex Needs: Field Testing and New Module Development

Second installment of an 18-month grant to document and disseminate best practices for improving the care of people with complex health and social needs, with a focus on improving care for people with significant disabilities. Actively market and disseminate existing educational modules, develop new content, and build partnerships with key organizations for wider dissemination.

Project Leader: Dr. Ann Hwang & Dr. Bob Master
Grant Partner: Community Catalyst
Year: 2020
Amount: $35000
Capacity Building

Building Capacity for Health Advocacy in Alabama

First year of funding to support efforts to increase statewide capacity and infrastructure for proactive organizing and advocacy for policies that will improve the health and well-being of people in Alabama.

 

Project Leader: Robyn Hyden
Grant Partner: Alabama Arise
Year: 2020
Amount: $150000
Social Determinants of Health

Planning Grant to Design an End to End Supportive Housing System

A grant to lay the groundwork for a sustainable funding model that provides medical coordination and end-to-end services, targeting high cost, high need patients experiencing homelessness. Includes engagement with key stakeholders in the health system, the City of Boston, state government, and social service agencies to make progress on care for medically vulnerable homeless individuals.

Project Leader: Dr. Megan Sandel
Grant Partner: Boston Medical Center
Year: 2019
Amount: $123897
Capacity Building

National Association of Community Health Workers

A grant to support the next phase of organizational development for the new National Association of Community Health Workers, including developing the agenda for programmatic and policy efforts.

Project Leader: Sergio Matos & Wandy Hernandez
Grant Partner: NACHW
Year: 2019
Amount: $75000
Capacity Building

Building Capacity for Health Advocacy in Missouri

First year of funding to support non-profit organizations in Missouri in building out grassroots organizing and integrated voter engagement capacity throughout the state, to advocate for policies that will improve the health and well-being of Missourians.

Project Leader: Molly Fleming
Grant Partner: Missouri Organizing and Voter Engagement Collaborative
Year: 2019
Amount: $150000
Capacity Building

Building Capacity for Health Advocacy in Tennessee

A grant to support a cohort of non-profit organizations in Tennessee in developing long-term communications capacity and strategies to leverage opportunities for improving the health and well-being of Tennesseans.

Project Leader: Kristen Dinger
Grant Partner: The Healing Trust
Year: 2019
Amount: $96675
Social Determinants of Health

North Hartford Housing Improvement Initiative

Second installment of a two-year grant in support of work to address the poor housing conditions in North Hartford that contribute to extreme health disparities in these neighborhoods, to include developing a scalable process for stabilizing housing, and creating a land trust for preserving affordable housing. Second year expands efforts to achieve zero inflows into homelessness from the neighborhood.

Project Leader: Rosanne Haggerty
Grant Partner: Community Solutions
Year: 2019
Amount: $100000