Community Partners & Funders

Thank you to our past and present funders & community partners!

Network of the National Libraries of Medicine & The All of Us Research Program

The mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public’s health by providing U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data. The All of Us Research Program is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. Learn more.

New York Foundation for Eldercare

The Foundation supports programs that help those who are beset by health challenges or frailty, whether living in institutions or at home, so as to help make each day of their lives dignified and comfortable. The Foundation also develops programs focused on enhancing community awareness and education related to issues affecting older New Yorkers. And, it continues its longstanding focus on the care and well being of Holocaust survivors. Learn more.

The Completed Life Initiative

The Completed Life Initiative

The Completed Life advocates for a patient’s right to direct their own end-of-life care. Their purpose is to provide increased access to end-of-life care resources, expand Death with Dignity legislative action, and start a national movement prompting people to ask: “what does it mean to live a completed life?” Learn more.

NYCT The New York Community Trust

The New York Community Trust

A public charity, The Trust is a grant-making foundation dedicated to improving the lives of residents of New York City and its suburbs. They bring together individuals, families, foundations, and businesses to build a better community and support nonprofits that make a difference. The Trust applies knowledge, creativity, and resources to the most challenging issues in an effort to ensure meaningful opportunities and a better quality of life for all New Yorkers, today and tomorrow. Learn more.

Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation

The Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation

The Foundation provides support for institutions involved in the preservation of human rights and the elimination of human suffering.

Wallerstein Foundation for geriatric life improvement

The Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement

The Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement is a non-profit, charitable organization incorporated in the State of New Jersey. Its primary mission is to support qualifying not-for-profit organizations that assist elderly individuals to remain healthy, active and engaged and generally to improve their quality of life. Towards this end, the Foundation will make grants that address the unique needs and social and physical challenges facing senior citizens. In some limited circumstances, the Foundation also will support research on geriatric life improvement. Learn more.

open society foundations

The Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations, founded by George Soros, are the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights. They provide thousands of grants every year through a network of national and regional foundations and offices, funding a vast array of projects—many of them now shaped by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

Community Partners

reimagine end of life

ReImagine End of Life

Reimagine End of Life is a community-wide exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation. Drawing on the arts, spirituality, healthcare, and design, they spark experiences and festivals that break down taboos and bring diverse communities together in wonder, preparation, and remembrance. Learn more.

The New York Academy of Medicine

The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) tackles the barriers that prevent every individual from living a healthy life. NYAM generates the knowledge needed to change the systems that prevent people from accessing what they need to be healthy such as safe and affordable housing, healthy food, healthcare and more. Through its high-profile programming for the general public, focused symposia for health professionals, and its base of dedicated Fellows and Members, NYAM engages the minds and hearts of those who also value advancing health equity to maximize health for all.

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End of Life Washington

Since 1988, EOLW has elevated the standards for end-of-life care in Washington and played a crucial role in reforming medical practice for the terminally ill. Their approach of providing direct service, advance planning resources, professional partnerships, community education and advocacy has helped transform patient-centered care. They believe that a peaceful death should be within reach of everyone and that no one should face intolerable suffering at the end of life.

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Compassion & Choices

They envision a society that affirms life and accepts the inevitability of death, embraces expanded options for compassionate dying, and empowers everyone to choose end-of-life care that reflects their values, priorities, and beliefs. Compassion & Choices improves care, expands options and empowers everyone to chart their end-of-life journey.

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Death with Dignity–Albany

A Capital Region grassroots interest group whose mission is to provide a forum for education, discussion and advocacy related to Death with Dignity and end-of-life issues. They are an independent, volunteer-run organization, and are partners in the New York Alliance for Medical Aid in Dying.

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Harlem Children’s Zone

The mission of Harlem Children’s Zone is to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty with comprehensive, on-the-ground programming that builds opportunities for children, families, and communities. Harlem Children’s Zone has partnered with End of Life Choices New York to create internships for eligible students.

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Queen’s Public Library

Queens Public Library is one of the largest and busiest public library systems in the United States, dedicated to serving the most ethnically and culturally diverse area in the country.

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LiveOnNY is a nonprofit organization committed to helping New York live on through organ and tissue donation and to caring for the families touched by donation. They serve as the federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) for the greater New York City area.

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NYS Area Health Education Center System (AHEC)

The New York State AHEC System focuses on strategies to enhance access to quality health care and improve health care outcomes by addressing the health workforce needs of medically disadvantaged communities and populations through partnerships between institutions that train health professionals and communities that need them most.

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Harlem Advocates for Seniors

Harlem Advocates for Seniors seeks to empower, engage, and support older adults in the village of Harlem, and to promote an age-friendly community. Their vision is a community where all of Harlem’s older adults can live and thrive.

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