Health Care Improvement Grants: Criteria and Instructions

The United Hospital Fund awards Health Care Improvement Grants to not-for-profit organizations to develop and evaluate innovative health care projects and conduct research and analysis of significant health systems issues that will shape the future of health care in New York City.

Applications should address one of four issue areas:

  • Expanding health insurance coverage
  • Strengthening hospital finances
  • Improving quality of care
  • Redesigning health care services

(Download the file "Health Care Improvement Grants Criteria"  below for more information.)

Grants Promoting Health Care Voluntarism

Grants are also available to support new volunteer programs that improve the quality of the experience of patients and their family caregivers, particularly for patients with chronic disease, in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings.

(Download the file "Request for Proposals for 2013 Grants Promoting Voluntarism"  below for more information. This file is both a request for proposals and an application.)

Grant Deadlines

The Fund's Distributing Committee considers grant applications three times annually, making recommendations for support to the Board of Directors. The next deadlines for grant applications are November 1, 2013, and February 28, 2014.

For more information, contact Hollis Holmes, Grants Manager, at or (212) 494-0761.


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