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 2023

Academy of Medical & Public Health Services
To support mental health therapy and wellness activities for low-income Latino and Chinese immigrants

The Arab-American Family Support Center, Inc.
To support mental health counseling services for under-resourced immigrant and refugee communities

The Coalition for Behavioral Health, Inc.
$100,000 (over fifteen months)
To support a Policy Center at the newly merged New York Coalition for Behavioral Health and New York Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers

Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc.
To improve mental health outcomes for LGBTQIA+ youth in New York City through expanded access to equitable and inclusive mental health care

Legal Action Center
To promote and prepare for expanded pre-release transitional and re-entry health-related services for individuals in jails and prisons

RIP Medical Debt
To establish partnerships with healthcare providers with the aim of acquiring and relieving the medical debt of low-income New Yorkers

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 2023

$175,000 (over eighteen months)
For AIRnyc's Community Health Worker-based project to reduce barriers to care for low-income pregnant persons of color

Anthos Home Inc.
$50,000 (over eight months)
To develop and launch an improved system for placing low-income homeless and housing insecure New Yorkers who are able to live independently into affordable private housing

Brownsville Partnership Inc.
For capacity building focused on strengthening the Community Action for Healthy Homes program

Rising Ground aka Leake and Watts
$115,000 (over fifteen months)
To support the addition of a Mental Healthcare Navigator to the Community Education & Healthcare Navigation Project

Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.
$65,000 (over eighteen months)
To support a consortium of nonprofit home care agencies to launch and implement an initiative to enhance success in the recruitment, training, and placement of home care workers

Service Program for Older People, Inc.
$65,000 (over fifteen months)
To support skills-building and stigma-reduction around mental health in partnership with African-American-centered churches in Harlem

United Way of New York City
$200,000 (over eighteen months)
To support the capacity of community-based organizations to offer on-site preventive health care, health education, and linkages to social support for low-income and/or uninsured New Yorkers in their communities

Urban Health Plan
$150,000 (over two years)
To provide comprehensive in-home medical services and social supports to homebound patients who cannot access health care due to age, frailty, illness, disability, or lack of transportation

Urban Pathways, Inc.
$100,000 (over eighteen months)
To support the Total Wellness Program

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