The New York State Health Foundation has a broad mission to improve the health of all New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable. To achieve meaningful impact, the Foundation makes grants, informs health care policy and practice, and spreads effective programs that work to improve New York’s health system.
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 have strong potential for replication elsewhere in the state.
In 2018, the foundation's key grantmaking priorities will be building healthy communities and improving the transparency and affordability of health care for consumers.
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) Improving Transparency and Affordability to Empower Consumers: This area is a focused effort to improve the transparency and affordability of our healthcare system, with the goal of empowering consumers.
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 health care 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.
Prior to submitting a full application, applicants are required to complete an online inquiry form no later than March 13, 2018. Upon review, qualified projects will be invited to submit a full application by May 16, 2018.
See the New York State Health Foundation website for eligibility and application guidelines and an FAQ.