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The New York State Health Foundation


Last profile update: 12/29/2017
Last grant data update: 06/12/2018

At A Glance

The New York State Health Foundation

(also known as NYSHealth)

1385 Broadway, 23rd Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10018-6001

Telephone: (212) 664-7656


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Health conversion foundation






Established in 2002 in NY. Changed status to a private foundation in 2005. Operations began in 2006 - Established to receive the charitable funds resulting from the conversion of Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield from a non-profit to a for-profit corporation

Purpose and Activities

The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) is a private, statewide foundation dedicated to improving the health of all New Yorkers. To achieve meaningful impact, the foundation makes grants, informs health care policy and practice, and spreads effective programs that work to improve New York's health system.Today, NYSHealth focuses most of its activities and grantmaking in two strategic priority areas: (1) building healthy communities and (2) empowering health care consumers. The foundation also focuses on the health and wellbeing of returning veterans and their families and manages a Special Projects Fund to support projects consistent with NYSHealth's mission but outside of its priority areas. .