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.

Promote the development and delivery of quality and responsive care for the most vulnerable populations.

Results Sought:

  1. Increase the number of vulnerable New Yorkers benefiting from responsive, evidence-based, non-disease-specific services, such as palliative care and family care giving

Within this focus area, priority is given to the creation and demonstration of promising models and the training of practitioners.

2008 Grants

Calvary Hospital, Inc.
To help support the Calvary @ Home Nursing Home Hospice Program and a new program that provides an alternate level of care for those at the very end of life

CaringKind, The Heart of Alzheimer's Caregiving (formerly Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter)
To help support and expand the Dementia Home Care Workers Training Program

The Mental Health Association of New York City, Inc.
$215,000 (over three years)
To help establish a geriatric mental health training and assistance center (without walls)

Northside Center for Child Development, Inc.
To help support the second year of the Comprehensive Evaluation Program

Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, Inc.
$250,000 (over two years)
To help build policy staff capacity in support of a comprehensive effort to achieve quality care through quality jobs

Safe Horizon, Inc.
To help support replication of the Counseling Center model and the introduction of a Counseling Center Residency Program

St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan
To help support the Hospital's Palliative Care Center for Service, Education, and Research