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 2009

Children's Defense Fund - New York
To develop community health profiles that synthesize data on child health outcomes and barriers to care such as environmental risks and the lack of access to health providers

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 2009

Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc.
For nurse recruitment and retention and to design and launch a clinical rotation program that will increase the number of nurses interested in the NYC Nurse-Family Partnership

The Institute for Family Health, Inc.
To help enhance the usability and usefulness of MyChart-MyHealth, the Institute’s electronic health records system, and develop a related patient training program that will enable patients to access and understand their health information

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

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 2009

The Big Apple Circus, LTD.
To help support the Clown Care program at hospitals in New York City

Calvary Hospital, Inc.
To help support the Calvary @ Home Nursing Home Hospice Program and to help support the Inpatient Level of Care program that provides an alternative 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 the Professional Home Care Workers Dementia Training Program

Community Health Care Association of New York State
For general support of CHCANYS’s work with community health centers across New York City

Montefiore Medical Center
To expand the Healthy Steps program to another Montefiore pediatric primary care site

Northside Center for Child Development, Inc.
To provide a third year of support for the Comprehensive Evaluation Program

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

United Hospital Fund of New York
$275,000 (over two years)
To help lauch the Next Step in Care campaign, designed to stimulate effective partnerships between family caregivers and health care professionals to ensure safer and smoother transitions between care settings