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 2022

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens
$125,000 (over fifteen months)
To support the development and implementation of a Translation Assistance Program

The Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
To establish and run a program for mental health providers to earn Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for successful completion of a training on disability literacy

Medicare Rights Center, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To maximize the number of dual-eligible New Yorkers that have access to client-centered and fully integrated Medicaid/Medicare benefits by providing client counseling, educational programs, and advocacy support

One Brooklyn Health System
$230,000 (over two years)
To launch a Diabetes Center of Excellence and improve the health outcomes of people living with diabetes in Central Brooklyn

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 2022

Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, Inc.
$115,000 (over six months)
To engage community-based organizations in the development of a planning framework, and a set of priorities and recommendations, for the integration of health and human services

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative
$200,000 (over two years)
To provide support for initiatives aimed at reducing social and structural barriers to health for residents of Central Brooklyn

Community Health Care Association of New York State
$125,000 (over fifteen months)
To build the knowledge, capacity, and programs needed to help community health centers advance health equity through independent practice associations participating in value-based payment arrangements

EngageWell IPA, a project of Housing Works, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
To support the integration of a phone-based technology application aimed at strengthening outpatient self-management of medication into the care of low-income clients with chronic medical and behavioral health conditions

Fountain House, Inc.
$240,000 (over two years)
To connect Medicaid enrollees with serious mental illness to integrated clinical and psychosocial community-based care

New York Legal Assistance Group, Inc.
To support paralegal assistance for attorneys providing legal counsel and assistance to patients of NYC Health + Hospitals

Service Program for Older People, Inc.
To develop and implement a mental health training program with and for church leaders, counselors, and volunteers in low-income communities of color

Supportive Housing Network of New York, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To promote supportive housing production, preservation, services, and the sustainability and effectiveness of nonprofit providers

Urban Pathways, Inc.
To provide health education and facilitate access to appropriate community-based health care for residents at four supportive-housing programs

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 2022

Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, Inc.
$150,000 (over twenty months)
To help transform New York State’s direct care workforce through policy and practice interventions

Staten Island Performing Provider System, LLC
$250,000 (over two years)
To promote workforce development outcomes through a registered apprenticeship program in Staten Island focused on four entry-level healthcare occupations