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.)

2018 Grants

Fund for the City of New York, Inc.
$200,000
To renew support for the Connections to Care pooled fund, a fund to help 15 community-based organizations meet their private matching fund requirements in a demonstration project aimed at improving access to and engagement with mental health care for vulnerable at-risk populations

Interfaith Medical Center
$100,000 (over eighteen months)
To support the launch of One Brooklyn Health System, a new health system that will preserve and enhance access to healthcare services in low-income and under-served neighborhoods of Brooklyn

Medicare Rights Center, Inc.
$66,000 (over eighteen months)
To promote and help to shape an improved program of integrated care for New Yorkers who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc.
$100,000
To support an Immigrant Health-Needs Advocacy Project aimed at strategically using health conditions and healthcare needs in advocacy and representation; and to improve the treatment of immigrants involved with the immigration enforcement system across a wide range of settings and circumstances