New York State Health Foundation

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Grant Seekers

The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) has a commitment and a responsibility to support a cohort of grantees that reflect our State's diversity. Consistent with our interest in achieving statewide impact, we aim to support projects that focus not just on one organization or community, but that have the potential to improve health at a regional or statewide level, particularly for the most vulnerable New Yorkers. 

NYSHealth awards grants in two categories. Targeted grant initiatives focus on our current grantmaking priority areas. Grants from our Special Projects Fund allow us to support projects that address an important health care or public health issue in the State, but are outside the targeted grant areas.

We issue requests for proposals (RFPs) for both types of grants. RFPs provide detailed guidelines and instructions for grant applications and indicate submission deadlines. Proposals are submitted using NYSHealth's online application system. NYSHealth is committed to a fair and transparent proposal review process. Proposals are assessed by panels comprising reviewers from across the State who possess a diverse set of experience and expertise.

Targeted Grant Funding 

We focus most of our activities on three priority areas

Expanding health care coverage

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Improving diabetes prevention

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Advancing primary care

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Special Projects Fund

Our Special Projects Fund allows us to support timely projects that address pressing health issues that fall outside of our priority areas. Eligible projects are coordinated interventions that take place over a specified period of time to achieve quantifiable results. Learn more>