The Foundation takes a special interest in
pediatric patients and their families.




The Foundation's mission-related grants are made for the purpose of improving the quality of life for adults and children living with serious illnesses.

Currently, the Foundation focuses its mission-related funding on programs that:

  • Expand collaborative, supportive care for patients and families beyond the traditional hospital setting.
  • Ensure that all patients and families who might benefit from such care have access to it.
  • Address the practitioner workforce shortage through education and training of collaborative medical teams and allied professionals.
  •  Advocate for improvements in government policies and insurance coverage relating to such care.
  •  Introduce concepts about such care to the general public, including helping to change communication about and preparation for end-of-life.

The Foundation’s mission-related funding represents approximately two-thirds of its annual grantmaking budget. Although the Foundation hopes that its grants will ultimately help improve the care of seriously ill patients across the United States, it is primarily interested in funding organizations in the New York City metropolitan area. The Foundation takes a special interest in pediatric patients and their families, with nearly 40% of its mission-related funding going towards this population.

Please note that applications for grants from The Y.C. Ho/Helen and Michael Chiang Foundation are by invitation only and are completed online. Unsolicited inquiries/proposals are not able to be considered at this time.