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The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) was created in 2002 as an independent nonprofit organization with the purpose of connecting the NYC Health Department to private sector partners and the greater philanthropic community. These partnerships enable innovation that make our city healthier and safer for all.

Our Mission

Our mission is to incubate innovative public health initiatives that lead to improved health for all New Yorkers.


We mobilize the philanthropic community and facilitate partnerships between the public and private sectors to develop, test, and launch new projects.


We incubate innovative public health programs in partnership with the NYC Health Department to advance health across the city.


We collaborate with our partners to expand pilot projects, support agile implementation, and report on success.

With strategic collaboration, we can reduce inequity and achieve better health outcomes for everyone. Our unique model connects experts at the NYC Health Department with private sector and philanthropic partners to pilot innovative initiatives that would otherwise not be possible. These collaborations test out new ideas that, when successful, can be scaled and replicated across the city and around the country.

All of this is done to achieve our vision of a city where all New Yorkers share equitably in a culture of healthy living and enjoy optimal health.

Thanks to our donors, we have raised more than $500 million to support over 440 projects since our founding in 2002. FPHNYC supports projects across all areas of public health, with a special focus on supporting healthy mothers and babies and fighting epidemics.