We build partnerships with local organizations to respond to urgent needs and improve the health of underserved communities
When COVID-19 began ravaging New York, it was clear that RTW Charitable Foundation could be of service to the city we call home. We selected our grantees due to impressive track records, deep ties to the communities and nimbleness in responding to the needs of those they serve. We’re honoured to support their work, on which many New Yorkers depend for their lives and livelihoods.
Locally-led development is critical for lasting impact in the community. One thing I love about our work at RTWCF is that we really focus our projects on community-led initiatives and shift the power to local leaders. Our partners know the challenges their communities are facing the best, making them best positioned to respond well.
Public Health Impact to Date
people vaccinated against COVID-19 through support for mobile vaccine services, nurses, community health workers, registration support, and appointment translation
people reached with vaccine education and resources through community health workers
people across underserved communities provided with culturally responsive mental health support, including 908 frontline healthcare workers
individuals provided with improved health access through community-based health services, low/no-cost health screenings & resources, appointment transportation, and appointment incentives
healthcare workers supported by training and salary support to provide linguistically and culturally relevant integrative health and mental health care to New Yorkers, improving quality of care accessible to underserved communities
healthcare workers trained to respond to underserved communities globally
small businesses in Chinatown provided with support to remain open in the face of the pandemic
New Yorkers provided with fresh food and meals to combat food insecurity
underserved students provided with tutoring and specialized resources as they navigated remote learning due to the pandemic
low-income families provided with safe, improved affordable housing
Supporting our community
6th graders in East Harlem are learning about genetics through our partnership with BioEYES and Mount Sinai School of MedicineLearn more
Support for Ukraine
RTW donated $100,000 to Razom, an NYC-based Ukrainian-led non-profit sending medical supplies to hospitals and first responders in UkraineLearn more
We partner with local nonprofits, academic labs, and other institutions to create and amplify impact. Check out some of our recent case studies to see how our partners make an impact on society.