Special Projects Fund


June 9, 2022

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: Healthy Food, Healthy Lives; Empowering Health Care Consumers; or Veterans’ Health.

All projects supported through this Request for Proposals (RFP) 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.

How to Apply

Step 1: All applicants are required to complete an online inquiry form. Deadlines for the online inquiry form are below. For detailed guidelines, review the online inquiry form instructions.


Step 2: 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
Online Inquiry Form Due Date: June 9, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.
Full Proposal Invitation/Inquiry Declination Notification: mid-July 2022
Full Proposal Due Date (invited applicants only): August 18, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.
Award/Declination Notification: mid-December 2022

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


Programmatic questions should be directed to specialprojectsfund@nyhealthfoundation.org.

Technical questions about the online application system should be addressed to the Grants
Management department at gm@nyhealthfoundation.org or call (212) 584-7675; please leave your telephone number.