Special Projects Fund


March 5, 2019

Priority Area

Special Projects Fund



The New York Health Foundation (NYHealth) has a broad mission to improve the health of all New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable. NYHealth’s efforts are concentrated on specific priority and focus areas, but to ensure flexibility and responsiveness to other important health issues, the Special Projects Fund supports projects that are outside of those areas. Projects pertaining to the following priority and focus areas will be INELIGIBLE for funding through the Special Projects Fund: Building Healthy CommunitiesEmpowering Health Care Consumers, or Veterans’ Health.

All projects must have an impact on New Yorkers either at a local, regional, or statewide level. Special Projects Fund awards should be considered one-time, nonrenewable funding opportunities. NYHealth issues two funding cycles for Special Projects Fund through a request for proposals (RFP) each year.

After reviewing all inquiry forms, NYHealth staff members will select applicants to submit a full proposal online. Selected applicants will be e-mailed specific submission instructions. Deadlines for the full proposal are below.

Important Deadlines

Funding Cycle One has ended.

Funding Cycle Two:
The deadline for the online inquiry form has passed.
Full Proposal Invitation/Declination Notification: Mid-April 2019

Full Proposal Due Date (invited applicants only): May 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
Award Notification: Beginning of October 2019

NOTE: All updates and notifications will come from noreply@salesforce.com. Please make sure to check your junk/spam folders and edit your filters, as these e-mails often get redirected.

Helpful Information

Learn more about the Special Projects Fund in this video:


Programmatic questions: specialprojectsfund@nyhealthfoundation.org.

Technical questions about the online application system should be addressed to Grants Assistant Elena Pereira at pereira@nyhealth.org.

The 2020 Special Projects Fund RFP will open in the fall of this year.