Healthy Neighborhoods Fund

The New York State Health Foundation and New York Community Trust

The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) and New York Community Trust (NYCT) launched the Healthy Neighborhoods initiative to address some of the underlying problems that have affected the health of New York State communities and to support them to become places that are healthier and more active. Through this initiative, NYSHealth is supporting six Healthy Neighborhoods Fund communities across the State. NYCT is partnering with NYSHealth in a complementary initiative, South Bronx Healthy and Livable Neighborhoods, to invest in three neighborhoods in the South Bronx. This collaborative Healthy Neighborhoods initiative aims to improve access to healthy, affordable food; improve access to safe places where residents can exercise and be active; connect children and adults to programs that support healthy behaviors; and make use of City agency resources to improve health and wellness in New York communities.

Geographic Area of Focus: New York State


  • Consulted with NYSHealth staff and community partners during the application process and participated in the selection of the Healthy Neighborhoods Fund grantee communities.
  • Led the development and implementation of collaborative learning and networking services to inform and benefit impact within and across communities, address common challenges, share best practices and develop relationships across communities. Activities and supports include in-person convenings, web-based sessions, a web page, and an e-newsletter.

Funding Partner: New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) and New York Community Trust (NYCT)

Engagement: 2015-2018

Services Provided:

  • Collaborative learning and networking development, facilitation, and support, including in-person convenings and web-based sessions
  • Coaching and technical assistance
  • Field building with local, state, and national partners
  • Product and results dissemination