In 2019, the Rx Foundation launched the Building Capacity for Health Advocacy grant program with two goals:
(1) boost the capacity and infrastructure of state-level non-profit organizations in the United States to champion issues that promote social justice through better health and better health care;
(2) build enduring networks that can sustain advocacy and citizen-engagement on issues that impact health and health care in their communities. Based on a commitment to health justice, and the belief that every person should have access to affordable, high-quality, culturally competent healthcare, this grant program supports advocacy, organizing, and civic engagement partners throughout the nation.
This program is open to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organizations, foundations, or other non-profit entities with a suitable fiscal sponsor. As a private foundation, the Rx Foundation is not able to make grants to 501(c)(4) organizations. Organizations that function as hubs or coalition leaders to build advocacy, organizing, and civic engagement capacity and infrastructure among a network of organizations, especially at the state level, are encouraged to apply. The program welcomes applications from community-based and grassroots organizations; direct service organizations building advocacy and grassroots organizing capacity; and issue-based organizations creating community organizing capacity that targets health and health care issues. It is not required that applicants be wholly dedicated to health and health care, though it is expected that funded work will focus on this issue area.
The Rx Foundation is currently accepting new Letters of Interest to our Building Capacity for Health Advocacy grant program. Please carefully read through the LOI guidelines for detailed instructions on how to apply for this round of funding.
Supporting Advocacy, Organizing, & Civic Engagement
Since 2019 the Rx Foundation has made grants totaling more than $4M to at least 17 organizations working on advocacy, organizing, or civic engagement, with a funding model that emphasizes capacity-building and long-term progress.