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.

Promote access to care for underserved and/or uninsured populations.

Results Sought:

  1. Increase the number of New Yorkers with adequate and appropriate health insurance, with a particular focus on building enrollment in existing public and/or publicly subsidized insurance programs
  2. Significantly reduce language, cultural, physical, financial, and systemic barriers to care
Grants 2008

Children's Defense Fund - New York
To help launch a feasibility study of coordinating New York's public health insurance with diverse social welfare programs including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), child care, school meals, and Women Infants and Children (WIC) programs

Community Health Care Association of New York State
To help maintain and expand technical assistance and support to health centers across New York City

Pace University
To help support the Lienhard School of Nursing's Cultural Competence, Nursing, and Interdisciplinary Team Care program

Increase the capacity of New Yorkers to be active and educated health care consumers who are able to make informed choices about their own health and effective use of the health care system.

Results Sought:

  1. Increase the number of New Yorkers who effectively navigate health systems, utilize care, and manage their health

Within this focus area, priority is given to primary, preventive and other non-disease-specific services.

Grants 2008

The Children's Health Fund
$150,000 (over two years)
To help support Phase II of the Healthy Connections program, a coordinated system of outreach, linkages, and referrals that meet the health needs of children in Harlem

Literacy Assistance Center, Inc.
To help support the Health Literacy Resource Center

Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To help support capacity building efforts

Promote the development and delivery of quality and responsive care for the most vulnerable populations.

Results Sought:

  1. Increase the number of vulnerable New Yorkers benefiting from responsive, evidence-based, non-disease-specific services, such as palliative care and family care giving

Within this focus area, priority is given to the creation and demonstration of promising models and the training of practitioners.

Grants 2008

Calvary Hospital, Inc.
To help support the Calvary @ Home Nursing Home Hospice Program and a new program that provides an alternate level of care for those at the very end of life

CaringKind, The Heart of Alzheimer's Caregiving (formerly Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter)
To help support and expand the Dementia Home Care Workers Training Program

The Mental Health Association of New York City, Inc.
$215,000 (over three years)
To help establish a geriatric mental health training and assistance center (without walls)

Northside Center for Child Development, Inc.
To help support the second year of the Comprehensive Evaluation Program

Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, Inc.
$250,000 (over two years)
To help build policy staff capacity in support of a comprehensive effort to achieve quality care through quality jobs

Safe Horizon, Inc.
To help support replication of the Counseling Center model and the introduction of a Counseling Center Residency Program

St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan
To help support the Hospital's Palliative Care Center for Service, Education, and Research