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.)

2017 Grants

CaringKind, The Heart of Alzheimer's Caregiving (formerly Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter)
$75,000 (over eighteen months)
To help support the implementation and evaluation of a Train-the-Trainer Pilot Project for home health workers who care for individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias

CaringKind, The Heart of Alzheimer's Caregiving (formerly Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter)
$70,000 (over two years)
To support a Dementia Care Training for Professional Caregivers program

Fund for the City of New York, Inc.
$200,000
To contribute to a pooled fund established to support the community-based partner agencies participating in Connections to Care, a NYC program that aims to build and expand mental illness prevention and treatment capacity

Make the Road New York
$100,000
To support services, counseling, public education, and strategies to protect and support members and constituent communities, helping to respond to concerns related to immigration status and/or health insurance coverage

Medicare Rights Center, Inc.
$100,000
To help build fundraising, marketing, and related communications capacity, with the aim of increasing earned revenue, individual giving, and the visibility and resources needed to effectively advocate for all people who depend on Medicare

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc.
$100,000
To support systemic reform and effective representation of seriously ill immigrants through a continuum of interventions

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