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

(Priority will be given to projects aimed at systems-change or that are systemic or community-wide in scale or approach.)

Grants 2015

Community Health Care Association of New York State
To help support the development and delivery of a comprehensive two-day "train the trainer" workshop on Health Insurance and Financial Literacy training and create an Outreach and Enrollment Health Insurance Resource Guide in English and Spanish

Community Service Society of New York
To help support the Undocumented Immigrant Coverage project in partnership with the New York State Health Foundation, the United Hospital Fund, and The New York Community Trust

Make the Road New York
$80,000 (over fourteen months)
To help support an initiative to increase the involvement of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in the health care delivery system in order to improve health outcomes of immigrant communities

The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
To help support the delivery of the Health Access for All program to low-income uninsured New Yorkers, particularly unauthorized immigrants who are ineligible for public or subsidized health insurance

Medicare Rights Center, Inc.
$100,000 (over 18 months)
To strengthen outreach and marketing through the development and implementation of a measurable plan to integrate, track and expand the organization's communications and fundraising capacities

The New York Community Trust
$75,000 (over eighteen months)
To help support technical assistance and cross-site learning among community partners participating in a Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative supported by the New York Community Trust and the New York State Health Foundation

Service Program for Older People, Inc.
To help support development and participation in a strategic partnership with Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors to deliver mental health services to homebound seniors as part of a coordinated physical and behavioral health care team

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

Results Sought:

  1. Increase in New Yorkers benefitting from primary care from a “Patient-Centered Medical Home” or comparable out-patient community-based provider
  2. Increase in New Yorkers benefitting from coordinated care, care management, and/or multi-disciplinary services and supports provided in an accessible community- or home-based setting, with a focus on programs targeting individuals living in poverty, with multiple chronic or behavioral health conditions, and/or who are transportation-challenged, including frail elders
  3. Increase in New Yorkers receiving services and supports aimed at reducing unnecessary hospital admissions, readmissions, or emergency room use, and successfully transitioning patients into out-of-hospital community-based care and care management

(Priority will be given to programs capable of being sustained with earned or public sector revenue, producing outcomes of long-term value in a short time, and/or of reducing cost to the system while maintaining or improving quality of care to the individual.)

Grants 2015

Care for the Homeless
To help create a conceptual model of care for 100-125 homeless individuals with the primary goal to change their utilization behavior and improve their health outcomes

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens
To help support the Outreach & Integration program (formerly Parish & Community)

Children's Defense Fund - New York
To help support CDF-NY's work in research, writing, public education, coalition building, and policy development with regard to how school-based health services should be designed and implemented in New York City; a series of issue briefs will be developed providing recommendations on the construction of healthcare service delivery models in schools

Coordinated Behavioral Care, Inc.
$100,000 (over eighteen months)
To help support the planning and early-stage development and testing of a "1-800-CBC" call center and related work to build programmatic capacity for a move beyond care coordination into a model for integrated multi-agency service delivery focused on behavioral health and, particularly, the population targeted by NYS's soon-to-be-launched Medicaid Health and Recovery Program (HARP)

The Institute for Family Health, Inc.
$100,000 (over eighteen months)
To help pilot test a protocol to screen patients in primary care settings for social factors that may impact their health

Jewish Association for Services for the Aged
To continue to support program development and outcome tracking competencies, exploration and establishment of chronic disease self-management capacities, and efforts to pilot a new managed care partnership model

Montefiore Medical Center
To support the Montefiore School Health program in its effort to advance utilization of the Patient-Centered School-Based Health Center quality standards as the basis for City, State, and Federal reimbursement for health care delivered within a School-Based Health Center under a "value based" payment structure

United Hospital Fund of New York
$150,000 (over fifteen months)
To support development and testing of a revised Health Indicators-Performance Improvement (HI-PI) program aimed at improving the ability of community-based organizations to collaborate with health care providers in serving older adults

United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Inc.
To help support the participation of community-based agencies in year three of the Community Health Initiative

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 2015

CaringKind, The Heart of Alzheimer's Caregiving (formerly Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter)
To help support the Dementia Care Training Program for Professional Caregivers ($100,000), and a one-year capacity building grant ($50,000)

ReServe Elder Service, Inc.
To help expand ReServe's Health Impact program and expand the number of ReServists

Sunnyside Community Services, Inc.
To help support expansion of the Spanish-language Home Health Aide Training Program, along with efforts to assess implications for client satisfaction, job success, clinical outcomes, and continuity of care