• Prevention
  • Access
  • Collaboration

We are a private, not-for-profit foundation dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the residents of the greater Harlem Valley in New York and the northern Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. To accomplish our mission, we make grants, conduct research, provide technical assistance, and support collaborations and advocacy.

What We Do

Medical Students, FCH Board Members and Program Partners

Our Mission

We are a private, not-for-profit foundation dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the residents of the greater Harlem Valley in New York and the northern Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. To accomplish our mission, we make grants, conduct research, provide technical assistance, and support collaborations and advocacy.

The Foundation for Community Health (FCH) is dedicated to creating livable healthy communities in our service area.  We work closely with our community stakeholders in employing a range of strategies to solve complex problems that impact health.  As a leader, catalyst and advocate, we endeavor to develop innovative and effective services that focus on access to high quality health-related services and prevention/health promotion activities.

FCH uses and funds a variety of strategies in order to maximize the impact of its work. These strategies include:

  • Bringing people together to foster collaborations in pursuit of comprehensive solutions
  • Improving the capacities of local non-profits and providers
  • Conducting and sharing research
  • Conducting communication activities & campaigns
  • Advocating for public policy change
  • Grantmaking

FCH is particularly interested in addressing the unique aspects involved in delivering healthcare in a rural area and which also emphasize:

  • Prevention and early intervention strategies
  • Increasing Access to quality services
  • Building effective Collaborations

Towns We Serve

Interactive Map

Our interactive map highlights the areas we serve with links to town, county and state sites and Census Bureau information.
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Grants Awarded

Search Past Grants

For more information on FCH grantmaking, click here to search our grants by Program Area, County, State and/or Year. 

Covid-19 Virus

COVID - 19:  FCH Responds

PDF iconFCH Response Grants as of 7/21/2020

RECENT GRANTEE

The Foundation for Community Health has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Webutuck Central School District (WCSD) for construction costs for the first full-service, school-based health center (SBHC) in our community. The aim is to establish the health center for the 2020/21 school year and to make it available to all students.

Webutuck School
PDF iconWebutuck School Based Health Center Description

Listen to Ray Castellani, WCSD Superintendent, Lindsay Farrell, Open Door President and CEO, and Nancy Heaton, Foundation For Community Health CEO talk about the health center on Robinhood Radio.

Robinhood Radio Interview:  Ray Castellani, Superintendent

Robinhood Radio Interview:  Lindsay Farrell, CEO

Robinhood Radio Interview:  Nancy Heaton, CEO

PDF icon Webutuck School Based Health Center Synopsis

Of Interest

Statement from Nancy Heaton, CEO

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