Our Programs

The Helmsley Charitable Trust has developed targeted programs in health and select place-based initiatives to improve life in the U.S. and around the world. 

CONSERVATION

Our Conservation Program works to resolve environmental threats in ways that ensure the well-being of local communities while sustaining natural resources and protecting biodiversity. We do so by collaborating with outstanding global and local organizations that share our mission. Read More >

CROHN’S DISEASE

We support leading research institutions across the globe in an unprecedented effort to find a cure—and until then better treatments—for Crohn's disease. Helmsley-funded investigators are working to understand both how human genetics and the gut microbiome can cause and exacerbate Crohn's disease, so they can apply those insights into the development of new treatments. Read More >

ISRAEL

We are committed to contributing to the continued development and security of Israel, both for the country's benefit and for humanity in general. Since the program began in 2010, Helmsley has committed over $150 million to leading Israeli institutions that seek to strengthen the nation’s leadership in scientific, technological and medical research, its healthcare preparedness, and its standing in the world. Read More >

NEW YORK CITY

We seek to identify and solve specific problems to help the region’s residents meet basic needs, maintain economic security, and utilize public goods and services that improve economic well-being, security, and quality of life for themselves and their families. Read More >

RURAL HEALTHCARE

Our Rural Healthcare Program funds innovative projects that use telemedicine and other information technologies to connect rural populations to specialty medical care, bring the latest medical therapies to patients in remote areas, provide state-of-the-art training for rural hospitals and EMS personnel, and foster incentives for healthcare personnel to train and serve in rural areas. The program awards grants in the upper Midwest states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Minnesota, Iowa, and Montana. Read More >

TYPE 1 DIABETES

The goal of our program is to improve the lives of all people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Working closely with key players across the T1D ecosystem – patients, physicians, caregivers, researchers, government agencies, funders, pharmaceutical companies, device makers, insurers, and community organizations – we seek to improve care and ultimately prevent the disease. Read More >

VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Through select nonprofit implementing partners, we invest in evidence-based interventions that provide at-risk children with greater access to education, improved food and nutrition, and clean water and sanitation. We seek to support sustainable solutions that will leave meaningful and lasting change within the communities touched. Read More >