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 2013

Children's Defense Fund - New York
To help support access by children and families to health insurance and enrollment assistance under New York's Health Benefits Exchange, and a preliminary investigation into models for improved school-based health care in NYC

Community Health Care Association of New York State
$180,000 (over 18 months)
To help support NYC-based Federally Qualified Health Centers in their efforts to facilitate enrollment of uninsured patients into public or commercial health insurance through the NYS Health Benefit Exchange

Hospital for Special Surgery
To improve quality of care and care management in pediatric orthopedic services for medically underserved, low-income pediatric patients with the most complex orthopedic conditions

The Institute for Family Health, Inc.
$100,000 (over eighteen months)
To develop, implement, and launch an evaluation of a messaging campaign designed to increase patient engagement in its community-based primary care and preventive health services

Make the Road New York
To monitor trends and changes in health care utilization and coverage following launch of New York State's health insurance marketplace

Medicare Rights Center, Inc.
To help support the Community Partners Program in adding new partners, developing 'advanced' partnerships, and expanding the content areas for training and education

The Mental Health Association of New York City, Inc.
$120,000 (over eighteen months)
To support a project of the Geriatric Mental Health Alliance to advance the integration of mental health care into managed care-supported services for older adults

The New York Academy of Medicine
To develop recommendations and stimulate system changes to improve support for older adults in NYC immediately before, during, and following a disaster event

New York State Health Foundation
$115,000 (over sixteen months)
To help support the New York State Health Foundation's multi-agency health insurance outreach and enrollment initiative, with a sub-grant to a community-based nonprofit selected through its Request for Proposals

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 2013

The Bridge, Inc.
$35,000 (over six months)
To support continued capacity building by Coordinated Behavioral Care, Inc. as needed to operate and grow its four-borough Health Home program consistent with NYS requirements

Calvary Hospital, Inc.
$125,000 (over two years)
To support expansion of Calvary's capacity to offer the full continuum of out-of-hospital palliative and hospice care across all five boroughs, with a particular focus on Manhattan and the partnership with the Mary Manning Walsh home

Jewish Association for Services for the Aged
To help support business planning and changes in program, business processes, and infrastructure necessary for survival and growth of an aging services provider in an era of managed care

Montefiore Medical Center
$250,000 (over two years)
To help create, pilot in NYC, and advocate for the adoption of 'medical home' quality standards tailored to School-Based Health Centers and their unique position and function in the broader primary care system

The New York-Presbyterian Hospital
$125,000 (over eighteen months)
To integrate three existing community care programs in order to maximize continuity of care across community, hospital, and primary care settings for patients with multiple chronic and behavioral health conditions

United Hospital Fund of New York
To help support the Innovation Initiative, with a focus on the emergence of accountable care models in New York City

United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Inc.
To help support the first year of a three-year Community Health Initiative, whereby three hospitals will partner with community-based agencies to transition palliative care for severe and chronically ill patients to community settings following hospital discharge

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 2013

ALIGN: the Alliance for a Greater New York
To provide operating support for the New York Caring Across Generations Initiative

CaringKind, The Heart of Alzheimer's Caregiving (formerly Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter)
Divided as follows: $100,000 over two years to help support the Professional Home Care Workers Dementia Training Program and $50,000 to provide a one-time grant for capacity building support

Sunnyside Community Services, Inc.
To be used over eight months to plan and build the infrastructure needed to launch a Spanish-language track within the Sunnyside Community Services Home Health Aide training program