Sponsoring Conference Participation in Support of Healthy Communities, Consumer Empowerment, and Veterans’ Health

NYS Health Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $4,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit Indigenous Group Government Entity

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: New York

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About the Foundation

The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) has a broad mission to improve the health of New York State residents, especially the most vulnerable. 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. Most of the Foundation’s grantmaking is focused on two priority areas: building healthy communities and empowering health care consumers. NYSHealth also maintains an area of focus on veterans’ health to help meet the needs of returning veterans and their families.

Sponsoring Conference Participation in Support of Healthy Communities, Consumer Empowerment, and Veterans’ Health

In a state as large as New York, a steady stream of smart, innovative work is coming from NYSHealth grantees and non-grantees alike that is relevant to NYSHealth’s priority areas of Building Healthy Communities and Empowering Health Care Consumers and its focus area on Veterans’ Health. These organizations should be elevating their work and informing key stakeholders at regional, statewide, and national conferences, meetings, and other convenings. Yet, because of a lack of time and resources, they often are unable to do so.

Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), NYSHealth will sponsor community-based organizations, health departments, and other low-resource organizations to attend and present at local, State, and national conferences related to building healthy communities, empowering health care consumers, and meeting the needs of returning veterans and their families. NYSHealth will support both organizations already engaged in this work and those new to these fields in New York State.

Upcoming conferences in 2019 that may be eligible for conference support:

Building Healthy Communities

  • New York State Association for Rural Health Conference (September)
  • Closing the Hunger Gap Conference (September)
  • American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo (November)

Empowering Health Care Consumers

  • Planetree’s International Conference on Patient-Centered Care (October)

Veterans’ Health

  • National Association of State Workforce Agencies Veterans Conference (August)
  • America’s Warrior Partnership Symposium (September)
  • Cohen Veterans Care Summit (October)
  • Student Veterans of America Annual Conference (January 2020)

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  • Eligible applicants include health departments, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and other low-resource organizations.
    • Applicants must be affiliated or employed through one of those organizations.
    • Government agencies may apply through their fiduciary agents with nonprofit (501[c][3]) status. 
  • Eligible applicants do not have to be past or current grantees of NYSHealth;
  • Eligible applicants must be located in New York State;
  • Conferences may be at the regional, State, or national level;
  • NYSHealth will accept applications on a rolling basis. Scholarships of up to $2,000 per person will be available for up to 2 attendees at each organization (a maximum of $4,000).
    • Scholarship funding will be used to cover the costs of registration fees, travel and lodging, and incidentals for attendees while at the conference; and
  • Applicants will be eligible for a one-time, nonrenewable award in this area. 


  • For-profit organizations are not eligible for funding.
  • Indirect costs will not be considered.
  • Conferences located outside of the United States will not be considered.
  • Funding from this award may not be used to cover conference or other related travel expenses that are already being supported through another funding source.