Recognizing the critical importance of health and mental health care to individuals, families, and communities, the Foundation invests in programs or projects that achieve results aligned with the objectives outlined below. Please note that the "Results Sought" reflect the specific outcomes of highest interest to us at this time.

Expand access to health care for underserved, uninsured, or vulnerable populations or communities.

Results Sought:

  1. Increase in number of New Yorkers with adequate health insurance, particularly public and/or publicly subsidized health insurance
  2. Decrease in system- or community-wide barriers to health care or particular health services due to, e.g., immigration status, economic means, or provider capacity
  3. System- or community-wide increase in number of New Yorkers able to seek, navigate, and manage their health care and health insurance, either alone or with the help of a caregiver

(Priority will be given to projects aimed at systems-change or that are systemic or community-wide in scale or approach.)

Grants 2024

The Arab-American Family Support Center, Inc.
To support mental health services for immigrant and refugee communities

Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Health System
To support the integration of Community Health Workers into obstetric practice for high-need low-income pregnant persons in the Bronx

Community Health Care Association of New York State
To support participation of community health centers in value-based care initiatives

EngageWell IPA, a project of Housing Works, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
For Care Your Way, a demonstration project leveraging digital health technology to improve self-management of chronic health conditions

Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc.
$150,000 (over eighteen months)
To support outreach to undocumented low-income immigrant New Yorkers over 65 about the availability of Medicaid benefits along with where and how to enroll

Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc.
To improve delivery and effectiveness of mental health services for LGBTQIA+ youth through expanded evaluation and training

Medicare Rights Center, Inc.
$120,000 (over two years)
To help low-income NYC seniors recertify for Medicare cost assistance benefits

One Brooklyn Health System
$230,000 (over two years)
To support the Diabetes Center of Excellence and improve health outcomes for people living with diabetes in Central Brooklyn

Supportive Housing Network of New York, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To help increase supportive housing production and preservation and improve operational results through investment in the sector's workforce

Expand and strengthen quality out-of-hospital health care for the most underserved and vulnerable populations.

Results Sought:

  1. Increase in New Yorkers benefitting from primary care from a “Patient-Centered Medical Home” or comparable out-patient community-based provider
  2. Increase in New Yorkers benefitting from coordinated care, care management, and/or multi-disciplinary services and supports provided in an accessible community- or home-based setting, with a focus on programs targeting individuals living in poverty, with multiple chronic or behavioral health conditions, and/or who are transportation-challenged, including frail elders
  3. Increase in New Yorkers receiving services and supports aimed at reducing unnecessary hospital admissions, readmissions, or emergency room use, and successfully transitioning patients into out-of-hospital community-based care and care management

(Priority will be given to programs capable of being sustained with earned or public sector revenue, producing outcomes of long-term value in a short time, and/or of reducing cost to the system while maintaining or improving quality of care to the individual.)

Grants 2024

To build its capacity to partner with health systems by developing and implementing an updated health partnership strategy

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
$225,000 (over eighteen months)
To support the Migrant Access to Primary Care and Social Support program

Promote development and expansion of the workforce needed to support delivery of primary, community-based, and at-home health care and care management for the most vulnerable populations.

Results Sought:

  1. Increase in number of health care support workers with improved skills, enhanced job quality, and expanded pathways to advancement in the transforming health service sector
  2. Increase in number of workers newly trained for and successfully placed in entry-level and/or paraprofessional positions related to care coordination, care management, and community outreach