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 2020

Interfaith Medical Center
$150,000 (over two years)
To support finalization of the One Brooklyn Health System Kingsbrook Medical Village Master Plan, and to oversee timely progress toward launch and implementation of both the Medical Village plan and the multi-party 32-site integrated Ambulatory Care Network

Local Initiatives Support Corporation
$100,000 (over two years)
To help support the Bridges to Health Equity pilot program focused on home-based asthma interventions in Bushwick and Sunset Park, Brooklyn

The New York Academy of Medicine
$60,000 (over six months)
To support the addition of Spanish language cohorts to a Public Deliberation project exploring perspectives on prioritization for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc.
To develop, strengthen, and spread the use of health status and healthcare needs as tools for legal, policy, and public advocacy on behalf of immigrants in detention

Service Program for Older People, Inc.
To explore the prospects for integrating Tele-Behavioral Health into at-home services, while learning from the recent emergency deployment of services

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 2020

Breaking Ground Housing Development Fund Corporation (FKA Common Ground Community H.D.F.C., Inc.)
To help address essential client needs and risks to organizational sustainability brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative
$150,000 (over two years)
To support four initiatives promoting structural change necessary to address social determinants of health in Central Brooklyn

Community Health Care Association of New York State
Divided as follows:  $50,000 to help ensure equitable and sustainable access to "virtual" health care services for low-income New Yorkers, and $50,000 in general support

Community Health Project, Inc. dba Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
To continue planning and capacity building activities to address current and future challenges

God's Love We Deliver, Inc.
$100,000 (over eighteen months)
To support a project to strengthen information technology and to enhance internal research and evaluation capacity

Institute for Community Living, Inc.
To extend and integrate primary care into the behavioral health care and support provided to residents in scattered-site supported housing

Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, Inc.
$40,000 (over six months)
To conduct a needs assessment and environmental scan to inform the development of older adult services for supportive housing residents with serious mental illness

Primary Care Development Corporation
To support relief, recovery, and resilience for safety-net primary care independent practices

Public Health Solutions
$150,000 (over eighteen months)
To pilot the integration of food and nutrition support with care transition services for older adults and persons with chronic conditions following hospital discharge

Supportive Housing Network of New York, Inc.
To maximize supportive housing opportunities for medically needy homeless people and increase the amount of supportive housing available for individuals and families who are both homeless and cope with chronic behavioral and health challenges

United Hospital Fund of New York
To support the design and development of a sustainable "Medical Respite" program and associated pilot projects in New York

Urban Health Plan
$350,000 (over two years)
To support the development, launch, and ramp-up of a Medical Home Visiting Program to provide health care in the home for patients unable to travel to a clinic

Urban Pathways, Inc.
To improve the overall health of clients in four supportive housing residences, and reduce their reliance on emergency treatment by connecting them to appropriate sources of care in the community

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