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 2010

Children's Defense Fund - New York
To help CDF-NY provide technical assistance, education, and advocacy support to community-based organizations who work to connect consumers to health insurance coverage

Medicare Rights Center, Inc.
$180,000 (over twenty months)
To help support the Community Partners 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.

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 2010

Calvary Hospital, Inc.
To help support the new Palliative Home-Care Project

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

The Children's Health Fund
$150,000 (over two years)
To help support the Developmental and Behavioral Health Program at the new Center for Child Health and Resiliency in the South Bronx

Community Health Care Association of New York State
To help support CHCANYS's work with community health centers across New York City

New York Center for Child Development
To support the editing, printing and dissemination of a white paper entitled, 'Promoting the Mental Health and Health Development of New York's Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers: Advancing the Agenda, Sustaining the Gains: A Call to Action'

Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, Inc.
$250,000 (over two years)
To help support policy work to strengthen New York State's essential direct-care workforce and improve care for elders and individuals living with disabilities statewide.

Partnership for Palliative Care
To help support the Partnership's efforts to increase support for leading practitioners, researchers, and institutions in palliative care and educate the public, policymakers, and the medical community about the role of palliative care

Primary Care Development Corporation
$300,000 (over two years)
To help support the development and implementation of a Medical Home Learning Collaborative to help primary care providers achieve Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition and meaningful use of health information technology standards.

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
$450,000 (over three years)
To help advance the teaching and extend the practice of integrative palliative care at Weill-Cornell