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

(Within this focus area, priority is given to projects aimed at systems-change or that are systemic or community-wide in scale or approach.)

Grants 2012

Children's Defense Fund - New York
To help support advocacy objectives related to children and families in New York's Health Insurance Exchange

Community Service Society of New York
To contribute matching funds for Health Care for All New York's policy and public education activity under its Affordable Care Act Implementation Fund grant

Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc.
To be used over eighteen months to plan and complete one or more assessments aimed at enhancing the efficiency, client outcomes, and financial sustainability of the New York City Nurse-Family Partnership

Make the Road New York
To help support the Community Health Engagement Initiative

Medicare Rights Center, Inc.
To support the Community Partners Program, the expansion of sustainable client counseling capacity, and the pursuit of client-centered policies and practices

Mount Sinai School of Medicine (aka Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
$125,000 (over two years)
To help support policy and education initiatives by the Center to Advance Palliative Care

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

Note: Projects under Health Objective 2 must contribute to both Result A & B below.

Results Sought:

  1. Increase in number of underserved and vulnerable New Yorkers benefitting from one or more of the following:
    1. Primary care from a “Patient-Centered Medical Home” or comparable out-patient community-based provider
    2. Coordinated care, care management, and/or multi-disciplinary support provided in an accessible community- or home-based setting, with a focus on programs targeting New Yorkers living in poverty with multiple chronic or behavioral health conditions, or who are home-bound or transportation-challenged, including frail elders
    3. Services aimed at reducing unnecessary hospital admissions, readmissions, or emergency room use, and successfully transitioning patients into out-of-hospital care and care management


  2. Advance in knowledge, policies, and practices capable of contributing to the “triple aim” of improved quality of care and patient experience; improved health in the population served; and, where consistent with quality, reduced or contained cost of care

(Priority will be given to programs capable of future sustainability with earned or public sector revenue and/or to projects capable of producing outcomes of long-term value in a relatively short period of time.)

Grants 2012

The Bridge, Inc.
$100,000 (over 18 months)
To support start-up of Coordinated Behavioral Care, Inc., and development of its capacity to coordinate and provide care management and support for Medicaid recipients with multiple health, mental health, and behavioral health conditions

Calvary Hospital, Inc.
To provide a third year of support for refinement and evaluation of the Palliative Home-Care model

Community Health Care Association of New York State
To help support CHCANYS's efforts to pursue the objectives set forth in its strategic plan for 2011-14, with a focus on efforts to expand, strengthen, and enhance the sustainability of health centers serving low-income communities in NYC

The Institute for Family Health, Inc.
To help implement InstituteLink at eighteen additional partner organizations in New York City, complete an evaluation of its impact, and disseminate results

The New York Academy of Medicine
To help support a needs assessment aimed at informing efforts to enhance health programs and services at New York City's Innovative Senior Centers

Primary Care Development Corporation
To support the development of a care coordination model for use by primary care providers, to pilot the model with clinics and practices serving low-income Brooklyn residents, and disseminate results (over two years)

Visiting Nurse Service of New York
To help support development and implementation of a training program for peer outreach workers aimed at enhancing effective member engagement for the new NYS-designated VNSNY Health Home

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
Grants 2012

ALIGN: the Alliance for a Greater New York
$15,000 (over six months)
To help support the NYC Care Connections survey and development of a policy agenda addressing the long-term-care gap for older adults and the disabled by creating new, quality home-care jobs

Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
To help support the New York Policy Program and its efforts to strengthen the home-care workforce and thereby improve care for the elderly and disabled