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.)

2019 Grants

Medicare Rights Center, Inc.
$75,000 (over eighteen months)
To expand access to quality health care for New Yorkers dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid by counseling consumers, developing educational materials, and leading advocacy efforts to make New York’s integrated public insurance products responsive to beneficiary needs

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 on behalf of immigrants involved with the immigration enforcement system