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.

Promote the development and delivery of quality and responsive care for the most vulnerable populations.

Results Sought:

  1. Increase the number of vulnerable New Yorkers benefiting from responsive, evidence-based, non-disease-specific services, such as palliative care and family care giving

Within this focus area, priority is given to the creation and demonstration of promising models and the training of practitioners.

2009 Grants

The Big Apple Circus, LTD.
To help support the Clown Care program at hospitals in New York City

Calvary Hospital, Inc.
To help support the Calvary @ Home Nursing Home Hospice Program and to help support the Inpatient Level of Care program that provides an alternative level of care for those at the very end of life

CaringKind, The Heart of Alzheimer's Caregiving (formerly Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter)
To help support the Professional Home Care Workers Dementia Training Program

Community Health Care Association of New York State
For general support of CHCANYS’s work with community health centers across New York City

Montefiore Medical Center
To expand the Healthy Steps program to another Montefiore pediatric primary care site

Northside Center for Child Development, Inc.
To provide a third year of support for the Comprehensive Evaluation Program

St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan
To help support for the Hospital’s Palliative Care Center for Service, Education, and Research

United Hospital Fund of New York
$275,000 (over two years)
To help lauch the Next Step in Care campaign, designed to stimulate effective partnerships between family caregivers and health care professionals to ensure safer and smoother transitions between care settings