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.)

2020 Grants

Interfaith Medical Center
$150,000 (over two years)
To support finalization of the One Brooklyn Health System Kingsbrook Medical Village Master Plan, and to oversee timely progress toward launch and implementation of both the Medical Village plan and the multi-party 32-site integrated Ambulatory Care Network

Local Initiatives Support Corporation
$100,000 (over two years)
To help support the Bridges to Health Equity pilot program focused on home-based asthma interventions in Bushwick and Sunset Park, Brooklyn

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc.
$70,000
To develop, strengthen, and spread the use of health status and healthcare needs as tools for legal, policy, and public advocacy on behalf of immigrants in detention

Service Program for Older People, Inc.
$75,000
To explore the prospects for integrating Tele-Behavioral Health into at-home services, while learning from the recent emergency deployment of services