New York State Health Foundation Invites Applications for Special Projects Fund

The New York State Health Foundation is working to improve the health of all New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable. NYSHealth’s efforts are concentrated on two priority areas: (1) Building Healthy Communities and (2) Empowering Health Care Consumers.

Through its Special Projects Fund, the foundation will award grants of up to $400,000 to nonprofit and for-profit organizations with a significant presence in New York State for projects that have strong potential for replication elsewhere in the state.

In 2017, the foundation's key grantmaking priorities are: 

1) Building Healthy Communities: A key priority for the foundation is to create healthy communities that lead to more New Yorkers of all ages eating healthy foods, being physically active, and having access to a range of programs that encourage healthy life choices.

2) Empowering Health Care Consumers: To ensure that consumers have the tools, resources, and support they need to make informed decisions about their health care, the Foundation is committed to increasing consumers’ choice, control, and convenience.

While projects that have impact within one organization or community are eligible, initiatives that have a large-scale state- or region-wide impact on the healthcare system will be given priority. Projects will be assessed for the appropriateness of budget as it relates to the proposed scope of work and timeline. Awards should be considered one-time non-renewable funding opportunities.

Applicants are required to complete an online inquiry form no later than March 15, 2017. Upon review, qualified projects will be invited to submit a complete application by May 17, 2017.

See the New York State Health Foundation website for eligibility and application guidelines and an FAQ.