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New York State Health Foundation Special Projects Fund

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

New York State Health Foundation
Letter of Intent (Required): Apr 21, 2021
Application: Jun 17, 2021

Programmatic questions should be emailed to

Technical questions regarding the submission process should be emailed to Keenen Willis at


The Special Projects Fund supports projects that have the potential to measurably improve the health of vulnerable populations in New York.

The foundation has regular cycle grant funding for the priority areas of healthy food/healthy lives, empowering healthcare consumers, and veterans' health. The Special Projects Fund is a flexible program for projects that fit the foundation's mission, but do not fall into one of the funding priorities listed above.


Initiatives must fall outside of the Foundation's priority grant areas of healthy food/health lives, empowering healthcare consumers, and veterans' health.

Existing nonprofit 501(c)(3) and for-profit organizations with a significant presence in New York are eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
New York
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $300,000
Award floor: $50,000

Special Projects Fund awards should be considered one-time, nonrenewable funding opportunities. This program is highly competitive; approximately 5% of proposals will be accepted.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Submit an online inquiry form by April 21, 2021. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, with a deadline of June 17, 2021.

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Access · Healthcare needs and services · Healthcare quality · Public health · New York

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