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Daniel Cohn
Vice President, Strategy


Ali Foti
Program Officer

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Adam Nation
Program Officer

Proposal Preparation

We welcome and encourage conversation with program staff prior to the submission of a grant request. This helps to focus requests and can help avoid time and effort expended on ideas and projects that might be outside our grantmaking guidelines.

for the April 1, 2021 deadline

Please log on to the Mt. Sinai Grant Application portal to submit your grant application.

If your organization has received grant funding from Mt. Sinai in the past, it is likely that you already have an account in our system. If this is true for your organization, please do not create a new account. Please contact Mt. Sinai staff at grants@mtsinaifoundation.org to receive your username.

If you have setup an account, you may log-in with your email address and password. Otherwise, please click on the "Create New Account" button. If you created an account and cannot remember your password, please click the "Forgot Your Password" button to reset it.

Once registered, you can apply for a grant (by clicking on the “Apply” button on the top of the portal), check grant status and submit necessary follow-up forms, edit organization information, and review past Mt. Sinai grants, when applicable.

If you would like to preview our grant application questions before registering for the site, please click here.

For assistance navigating the application system, click here for an instructional document which includes links to video tutorials.


Questions? Contact Program Officers Ali Foti and Adam Nation if you have any questions about what we fund or how to apply.

Thank you!

Proposal Review Criteria

The Foundation receives many more deserving requests than it can possibly fund. Funding priority will be given to those proposals that fit the Foundation's guidelines and demonstrate the most potential according to the following criteria:

  • Evidence of sound design, appropriate budget, well-qualified staff, and a strong implementation plan.
  • Clear articulation of plans for continued support of the project beyond the term of a Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation grant, e.g., earned income, long-term philanthropic support (endowment), support from an organization's core budget, or other means, when applicable.
  • Clear description of measurable outcomes and how they will be achieved.
  • Potential opportunities for working with other organizations to address issues of common concern specific to the proposed project, when applicable.
  • Potential for the Foundation's investment to leverage additional resources for support of the project, when applicable.
  • Demonstration of solid fiscal and management practices and governing board oversight.
  • Demonstrated board commitment, leadership, engagement, and financial support.