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.)

2015 Grants

Community Health Care Association of New York State
To help support the development and delivery of a comprehensive two-day "train the trainer" workshop on Health Insurance and Financial Literacy training and create an Outreach and Enrollment Health Insurance Resource Guide in English and Spanish

Community Service Society of New York
To help support the Undocumented Immigrant Coverage project in partnership with the New York State Health Foundation, the United Hospital Fund, and The New York Community Trust

Make the Road New York
$80,000 (over fourteen months)
To help support an initiative to increase the involvement of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in the health care delivery system in order to improve health outcomes of immigrant communities

The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
To help support the delivery of the Health Access for All program to low-income uninsured New Yorkers, particularly unauthorized immigrants who are ineligible for public or subsidized health insurance

Medicare Rights Center, Inc.
$100,000 (over 18 months)
To strengthen outreach and marketing through the development and implementation of a measurable plan to integrate, track and expand the organization's communications and fundraising capacities

The New York Community Trust
$75,000 (over eighteen months)
To help support technical assistance and cross-site learning among community partners participating in a Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative supported by the New York Community Trust and the New York State Health Foundation

Service Program for Older People, Inc.
To help support development and participation in a strategic partnership with Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors to deliver mental health services to homebound seniors as part of a coordinated physical and behavioral health care team