Responsive Grantmaking

Eligible projects are coordinated interventions that take place over a specified period of time to achieve quantifiable results. Under the Special Projects Fund, the Foundation gives preference to projects that:

  • Improve access to health care in service areas with acute shortages;
  • Improve quality in measurable ways;
  • Support and strengthen safety-net providers to reach more people; 
  • Address statewide health system issues that could improve the efficiency or effectiveness of the system; and
  • Respond to time-sensitive and emerging issues.

When appropriate, projects should be sustainable beyond the grant period through other sources of financing and have strong potential for replication and scaling.

Learn about efforts to provide health care services for resettled refugees.

See how parents, teachers, and lawyers worked to ensure NYC schools are safe and healthy.

Check out all Special Project Fund grants awarded in 2017.