Based in Buffalo, NY with a second office in Syracuse, NY, the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York is an independent private foundation that serves 16 counties, including Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties in western New York, as well as Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and Tompkins counties in central New York.
Our vision is that older adults lead a dignified, independent, high quality life in their community; all young children impacted by poverty are physically, socially and emotionally healthy as they enter kindergarten; and our communities are able to plan for and meet the health needs of the most vulnerable.
To achieve outcomes that last, we work together with our community partners to develop, implement and evaluate sustainable programs that make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of young children and older adults in our regions.
Improves the quality of life for the most vulnerable people
Builds skills and capacity to sustain long-term improvements
Uses data and evidence
Reflects innovation and creativity
Involves working closely with community partners
Represents an environmental and systems perspective
Contributes to health care and philanthropic dialogues in the region, state and nation
Supports effective advocacy and policy change