Special Projects Fund


March 2, 2023

Priority Area

Special Projects Fund



The New York Health Foundation (NYHealth) has a broad mission to improve the health of all New Yorkers. NYHealth’s efforts are concentrated on specific priority 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 Foundation’s 2023 priority areas will be INELIGIBLE for funding through the Special Projects Fund: Healthy Food, Healthy Lives; Primary Care; 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

Round 1
Award/Declination Notification: June 2023

Round 2
Online Inquiry Form Due Date: March 2, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
Full Proposal Invitation/Inquiry Declination Notification: Mid-April 2023
Full Proposal Due Dat(invited applicants only): May 11, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
Award/Declination Notification: Late September 2023

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.