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 and strengthen quality out-of-hospital health care for the most underserved and vulnerable populations.

Results Sought:

  1. Increase in New Yorkers benefitting from primary care from a “Patient-Centered Medical Home” or comparable out-patient community-based provider
  2. Increase in New Yorkers benefitting from coordinated care, care management, and/or multi-disciplinary services and supports provided in an accessible community- or home-based setting, with a focus on programs targeting individuals living in poverty, with multiple chronic or behavioral health conditions, and/or who are transportation-challenged, including frail elders
  3. Increase in New Yorkers receiving services and supports aimed at reducing unnecessary hospital admissions, readmissions, or emergency room use, and successfully transitioning patients into out-of-hospital community-based care and care management

(Priority will be given to programs capable of being sustained with earned or public sector revenue, producing outcomes of long-term value in a short time, and/or of reducing cost to the system while maintaining or improving quality of care to the individual.)

2018 Grants

Breaking Ground Housing Development Fund Corporation (FKA Common Ground Community H.D.F.C., Inc.)
To help support an assessment of health-supportive services

Center for Urban Community Services, Inc.
To help support the Janian Medical Care Billing Infrastructure Project and its expanded focus on Medicaid billing for psychiatric services

The Children's Health Fund
To utilize a screening tool with homeless families to identify social factors hindering efforts to regain and retain housing, and to develop and pilot a Homelessness Risk Assessment Tool for use by primary care providers to identify and address risk factors of homelessness in their patients

City Futures, Inc.
$50,000 (over eighteen months)
To research, prepare, and strategically disseminate a report on  Rethinking New York City's Senior Services:  A Blueprint for Improving Services for New York's Fast-Growing and Increasingly Diverse Senior Population

Corporation for Supportive Housing
$125,000 (over two years)
To implement and promote replication of the Bronx Frequent Users of Hospital Systems  (Bronx FUSE) initiative, a collaborative multi-agency effort to identify homeless individuals in the healthcare system and place them in supportive housing

New York Legal Assistance Group, Inc.
To identify and recommend models for the provision of suitable respite for the "medically homeless" in New York City

Sunnyside Community Services, Inc.
To support the Dementia Coach Initiative, a coaching model to build the skills and confidence of home health aides working with clients who have Alzheimer's disease and/or dementia, with the aim of improving client outcomes and employee retention

Supportive Housing Network of New York, Inc.
To help ensure that homeless high-cost Medicaid users are effectively matched with supportive housing units, and strategically prioritized within NYS's Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative