"What the Fund for Public Health in NYC does is to accelerate and allow New York City to remain at the forefront of innovative changes; to protect, preserve, and promote health of all populations and all communities." 

Dr. Thomas Frieden, NYC Commissioner of Health (2002 - 2009) and FPHNYC's inaugural Board Chair. 

Focus on the Health of New Yorkers

The Fund for Public Health was founded in 2002 to help address the urgent health needs of the city after 9/11. In the years since then, the Fund has proven its value to New Yorkers by responding swiftly to public health crises. The Fund helped the NYC Health Department partner with community groups to increase COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the city. The Fund works to identify and respond to the long-term needs of New Yorkers with chronic public health challenges like diabetes and heart disease.

Inspiring Stories

The Fund for Public Health NYC is grateful for the support provided by donors who have made planned gifts to our Institution. Through their generosity, these individuals have demonstrated their commitment to the future of the Fund for Public Health NYC through gifts that have created meaningful legacies. Here are some of their stories.