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 2017

CaringKind, The Heart of Alzheimer's Caregiving (formerly Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter)
$75,000 (over eighteen months)
To help support the implementation and evaluation of a Train-the-Trainer Pilot Project for home health workers who care for individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias

CaringKind, The Heart of Alzheimer's Caregiving (formerly Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter)
$70,000 (over two years)
To support a Dementia Care Training for Professional Caregivers program

Fund for the City of New York, Inc.
To contribute to a pooled fund established to support the community-based partner agencies participating in Connections to Care, a NYC program that aims to build and expand mental illness prevention and treatment capacity

Make the Road New York
To support services, counseling, public education, and strategies to protect and support members and constituent communities, helping to respond to concerns related to immigration status and/or health insurance coverage

Medicare Rights Center, Inc.
To help build fundraising, marketing, and related communications capacity, with the aim of increasing earned revenue, individual giving, and the visibility and resources needed to effectively advocate for all people who depend on Medicare

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc.
To support systemic reform and effective representation of seriously ill immigrants through a continuum of interventions

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 2017

Care for the Homeless
To expand the integrated model of condition-specific care management at the Susan’s Place open access health center, integrating behavioral health diagnoses, with the primary goal of changing acute care utilization, improving patient engagement, and ultimately improving health outcomes

Center for Urban Community Services, Inc.
To provide a second year of capacity-building support to maximize billing efficiency under Medicaid Managed Care and other contracts in an effort to achieve a diversified funding base for medical and psychiatric services delivered to homeless and formerly homeless individuals

Community Health Care Association of New York State
$35,000 (over six months)
To enhance the reporting and data-analytics capabilities of the Center for Primary Care Informatics (CPCI) in preparation for value-based payment and a role supporting Independent Practice Associations (IPAs) comprised of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)

Community Health Project, Inc. dba Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
To support a project of the LGBTQ Services Collaborative to collect and analyze client data derived from a shared intake form across the three agencies with the aim of better addressing social determinants of health

Institute for Community Living, Inc.
$125000 (over eighteen months)
To support the development and implementation of a model of integrated behavioral and primary health care -- to be delivered by two co-located agencies working in partnership -- at a new East New York Health Hub

The Institute for Family Health, Inc.
To assess the impact on patient well-being and provider behavior of systematic screening for social determinants of health at a primary care center in the South Bronx

Mount Sinai Hospital/Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
To test a psycho-social and behavioral health intake assessment instrument designed to improve adolescent health care in an urban community health center practice

The New School/Center for New York City Affairs
To support reporting, policy analysis, and advocacy on the under-capacity of children's behavioral health services and to inform implementation of NYS's plan to strengthen and enhance these services through Medicaid redesign

Service Program for Older People, Inc.
To support model refinement and the documentation of outcomes in this partnership effort to provide coordinated physical and mental health care to homebound seniors

Sunnyside Community Services, Inc.
To support the introduction of one-on-one coaching for home health attendants assigned to clients with Alzheimer's Disease/dementia

Supportive Housing Network of New York, Inc.
To identify and promote policies and practices with the potential to maximize health care resources in supportive housing

United Hospital Fund of New York
To support the Partnerships for Early Childhood Development  initiative that aims to strengthen clinical-community partnerships focused on addressing social determinants of health in early childhood

Urban Pathways, Inc.
$100,000 (over fifteen months)
To support the second phase of a project aiming to demonstrate the benefits of providing on-site health and wellness education and support for formerly homeless adults living in supportive housing residences

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 2017

Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, Inc.
To develop, implement, and promote best practices and policies that strengthen long-term care services and improve direct-care jobs in New York and beyond