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NewYork-Presbyterian Community Fund: Launching May 2024

The Community Fund

In 2023, NewYork-Presbyterian launched the Community Fund with the goal of empowering local community-based organizations, also known as CBOs. Our mission is to help combat environmental and external factors that affect the health outcomes of individuals in our shared communities. By providing targeted and scaled funding for programs that tackle social determinants of health, NewYork-Presbyterian is committed to supporting CBOs in bridging health disparities across New York City and Westchester.

This groundbreaking grant opportunity is a direct result of the 2022 - 2024 NewYork-Presbyterian Community Health Needs Assessment, a comprehensive report that identifies the needs, assets, and priorities of the communities the hospital serves. Through extensive community and provider feedback, we have identified neighborhoods in New York City and Westchester with significant gaps in three key areas: Social Isolation, Housing Insecurity, and Unemployment/Economic Recovery.



The Community Fund offers grants ranging from $75,000 to $150,000 annually, extendable for up to two years, with a maximum award of $300,000. The opportunity is available to CBOs across New York City and Westchester County.

To be considered, qualifying criteria include but are not limited to:

  • Applicants must be a not-for-profit, religious, or government agency with a community service mission
  • Organizations must have a minimum annual operational budget of $500K
  • The project or program must seek to address one of the following: Social Isolation, Housing Insecurity, or Unemployment/Economic Recovery

For more details and information about the Community Fund, click here.

To view a comprehensive list of community project examples, click here.


To learn about our current Community Fund grantees, click here.


Unfortunately, we are unable to provide advance funding for programs. 

No. Funding will be released annually over the two-year period. 

No. We welcome both evidenced-based as well as non-evidenced-based projects.

Unfortunately, we are not able to grant extensions. 

This program will not fund strategic planning, data collection, or research disconnected from direct action to address SDOH. We will also not consider hospital systems, applicants with financial affiliation with another hospital system, universities or academic studies, or for-profit companies. 

Yes. Travel, technical assistance, and consultant fees are eligible to be covered by the grant but must be clearly allocated in the budget of the full proposal. 

Yes. However, one organization must be deemed the lead applicant, and the other collaborating organizations identified as project partners or subcontractors.

Yes. Organizations may not submit more than 2 LOIs on behalf of their organization. This is separate from any additional applications in which your organization may be a project partner with the lead applicant or serving as a subcontractor to another application.

LOIs will be reviewed internally by NYP staff with experience in grantmaking, community relations, real estate, employment, finance, and health justice. After careful review, a selection of LOI applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal in a second stage.

Full proposals will be scored by a committee of NYP staff and external reviewers, applying a shared set of criteria. The panel of external reviewers will include representatives with expertise in areas related to the priority social determinants.