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

(Within this focus area, priority is given to projects aimed at systems-change or that are systemic or community-wide in scale or approach.)

2012 Grants

Children's Defense Fund - New York
To help support advocacy objectives related to children and families in New York's Health Insurance Exchange

Community Service Society of New York
To contribute matching funds for Health Care for All New York's policy and public education activity under its Affordable Care Act Implementation Fund grant

Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc.
To be used over eighteen months to plan and complete one or more assessments aimed at enhancing the efficiency, client outcomes, and financial sustainability of the New York City Nurse-Family Partnership

Make the Road New York
To help support the Community Health Engagement Initiative

Medicare Rights Center, Inc.
To support the Community Partners Program, the expansion of sustainable client counseling capacity, and the pursuit of client-centered policies and practices

Mount Sinai School of Medicine (aka Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
$125,000 (over two years)
To help support policy and education initiatives by the Center to Advance Palliative Care