- Associated Press - Saturday, August 8, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island Foundation is offering grants of up to $75,000 to organizations that work to improve health care in the Ocean State.

Grant Programs Officer Yvette Mendez says the philanthropic organization is looking for proposals that will impact the provision of affordable health care services.

The funds are available through the RIGHA Foundation Fund.

The fund was created after Harvard Pilgrim Health Care acquired the former Rhode Island Group Health Association. The group transferred its $1.7 million endowment to the Rhode Island Foundation in 2010.

To date the foundation has awarded more than $1.1 million in grants through the RIGHA Foundation Fund.

Previous recipients include Rhode Island Hospital, which received $49,920 to expand the hours that the Hasbro Children’s Hospital Primary Care clinic is open.

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