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 2019

Medicare Rights Center, Inc.
$75,000 (over eighteen months)
To expand access to quality health care for New Yorkers dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid by counseling consumers, developing educational materials, and leading advocacy efforts to make New York’s integrated public insurance products responsive to beneficiary needs

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc.
To support an Immigrant Health-Needs Advocacy Project aimed at strategically using health conditions and healthcare needs in advocacy and representation on behalf of immigrants involved with the immigration enforcement system

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 2019

Breaking Ground Housing Development Fund Corporation (FKA Common Ground Community H.D.F.C., Inc.)
$50,000 (over eight months)
To support planning for a major pilot project in Queens to test strategies to improve connectivity to and use of healthcare by the chronically homeless

Care for the Homeless
To support the engagement of consultant(s) to assess and recommend improvements in revenue cycle and billing systems in light of organizational growth

Center for Urban Community Services, Inc.
To support evaluation of the impact of Janian Medical Care on patient health outcomes, healthcare utilization, and expenditure

The Child Center of NY, Inc.
$100,000 (over eighteen months)
To improve access to primary care services for children in Queens communities by embedding pediatricians and hosting pediatric, family, and internal medicine residents within a community-based mental health and family services setting

Community Health Project, Inc. dba Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
To support planning and capacity building aimed at addressing current and future challenges to sustainability and growth

Community Healthcare Network
$150,000 (over eighteen months)
To support a study comparing three models of collaboration between a community-based health clinic and community-based organizations addressing social determinants of health

Fountain House, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
To develop a value-based payment relationship with Medicaid Managed Care in support of a community-based integrated model of social, mental health, and primary care for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness

God's Love We Deliver, Inc.
To help support the technology expansion and program evaluation capacity required for program success and systems change efforts related to Medicaid coverage of medically tailored meals

Human Services Council of New York City, Inc.
$75,000 (over eighteen months)
To bring together a network of health care and social service providers in Central Brooklyn with the objective of facilitating creation of an Accountable Community for Health and Wellness

Institute for Community Living, Inc.
$125,000 (over eighteen months)
To support the development, implementation, and assessment of a model of integrated behavioral and primary health care at a new East New York Health Hub

Lenox Hill Hospital
$150,000 (over two years)
To support development and testing of a partnership model for the delivery of community- and home-based mental health care to frail or home-bound low-income seniors in East Harlem

New York Legal Assistance Group, Inc.
To assess the value of adding paralegal support to the LegalHealth model at NYC Health + Hospitals sites, with a focus on the addition of a "triage" paralegal

NYC Health + Hospitals
$200,000 (over two years)
To help support the development, implementation, and evaluation of a Home-Based Primary Care program targeting high-risk home- or nearly home-bound older adult patients

Public Health Solutions
To support efforts aimed at improving outcomes in an IT-based system for referring high-risk, food insecure patients to a network of community-based food and nutrition service providers in the Bronx

Supportive Housing Network of New York, Inc.
To maximize supportive housing opportunities for medically needy homeless people

United Hospital Fund of New York
$100,000 (over eighteen months)
To support the continuation and evaluation of the Partnerships for Early Childhood Development 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 2019

Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, Inc.
$130,000 (over two years)
For strategic practice innovation, training, and policy advocacy aimed at enhancing the quality of home care jobs and the care these workers can deliver