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 2016

Fund for the City of New York, Inc.
To launch a pooled fund to help support the private-match requirements of community-based organizations partcipating in the federally funded NYC Connections to Care program, a program aimed at developing and integrating mental illness prevention, screening, and treatment capacity into the work of fifteen community organizations

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 2016

$150,000 (over eighteen months)
To help support the introduction of a stratified model of care coordination into CAMBA’s Health Link Program for Medicaid enrollees with multiple, complex chronic illnesses, and allowing CAMBA to employ and evaluate the more intensive and evidence-based "Critical Time Intervention" approach with high-acuity high-need clients in crisis or confronting significant social or functional barriers to health

The Carter Burden Center for the Aging, Inc. (aka Carter Burden Network)
$75,000 (over fifteen months)
To help develop a strategy and business case for sustainability of the Metro East 99th Street Hybrid Social Adult Day Program

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens
$100,000 (over fifteen months)
To further the development and implementation of the Call Center and Walk-In Center programs as efficient points of entry to appropriate agency (and external) services, and an all-client database and IT-based referral tracking system designed to support an integrated approach to case management

Center for Urban Community Services, Inc.
To help strengthen the infrastructure needed to maximize billing efficiency and achieve financial sustainability through Medicaid reimbursement for primary care services under newly executed Medicaid Managed Care contracts

Children's Defense Fund - New York
$50,000 (over fourteen months)
To support the development of a report and recommendations that could shape the City's approach to addressing the significant health needs of some of its most vulnerable children -- e.g., homeless children/youth and unaccompanied immigrant minors -- through school-based health programs

Community Health Care Association of New York State
$50,000 (over six months)
To support capacity building and planning aimed at strengthening its Center for Primary Care Informatics and related data-analytics support services for member clinics as they move toward the creation of Independent Practice Associations, and generally prepare for an era of value-based payment within NYS Medicaid

Human Services Council of New York City, Inc.
To create a value-based payment roadmap for the human services sector, charting a path towards sustainability, viability, and quality in the coming managed care system

The Institute for Family Health, Inc.
To support the refinement of a protocol to screen for adverse social conditions in a primary care setting, and to initiate analysis of referrals and progress made in order to assess impact on patient status and, ultimately, on patient health

Jewish Association for Services for the Aged
$75,000 (over fifteen months)
As a final grant to help increase program and service capacity through the development and implementation of a Universal Client Record System (UCRS)

Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, Inc.
$150,000 (over eighteen months)
To help support the Value-Based Payment Pilot Project, an 18-month project to plan, identify, implement, and evaluate the organizational systems and changes needed to transition to value-based payment under NYS Medicaid, while developing a model and a learning tool/blueprint for change to be shared across the sector and statewide

The New York Academy of Medicine
$150,000 (over eighteen months)
To conduct and report on the results of an applied research study examining best practices, recurrent challenges, and lessons learned in an effort to forge sustainable partnerships between hospitals/health systems and community-based organizations/providers

Supportive Housing Network of New York, Inc.
To provide support for policy and advocacy efforts to address challenges and maximize opportunities arising from New York State's interest in supportive housing as one strategy to strengthen health outcomes and reduce health costs in the care of homeless and recently homeless Medicaid enrollees

United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Inc.
$150,000 (over eighteen months)
To enable UJA-Federation of New York,  Federation of Protestant Welfare  Agencies (FPWA), and Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York to offer a program of learning labs and customized technical assistance to nonprofit agencies in their networks that are confronted with significant challenges, opportunities, and uncertainties related to New York State's Medicaid redesign

Urban Pathways, Inc.
$50,000 (over fifteen months)
To help support the implementation and evaluation of a Medical Wellness Program that introduces basic health education and monitoring on site at its supportive housing residences, to connect residents to community-based health care, and by so doing, engage clients in primary care and reduce reliance on emergency services

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 2016

Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, Inc.
To help support a targeted initiative to demonstrate the value of home care workers to the clinical outcomes prioritized by NYS's Medicaid strategy—and to enhance the training, roles, and funding needed to support this effort

ReServe Elder Service, Inc.
To pursue strategies and partnerships that will help to ensure the sustainability of ReServe's Dementia Care Coach (DCC) program

Sunnyside Community Services, Inc.
To support the Spanish Language Home Health Aid (HHA) Training Program and to help support capacity-building efforts to develop a "value proposition" for home health care within a continuum of care for seniors