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 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.)

2020 Grants

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

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

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

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