About Us

Our Work

The Helmsley Charitable Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting exceptional efforts in the U.S. and around the world in health and select place-based initiatives. We strive to make a meaningful impact in our focus areas, employing not only our significant financial assets, but also a rigorous and results-oriented approach. We are committed to close and productive partnerships with our grantees, as well as with other funders and impact players in government, academia, and the private sector who share our interests and goals. And we endeavor to be forward-thinking in every aspect of our work, which includes taking risks that others cannot or will not when we conclude that the risk/reward trade-off warrants investment. Learn more about how we work with the organizations we support.

Our People

The dedicated grantmakers and other professionals who make up Helmsley come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring with them exceptional skill and experience. Our programs are staffed with subject matter experts who combine strong resumes in fieldwork in their respective areas of focus. Our management and administrative teams have joined Helmsley from world-class philanthropic and private sector institutions. All of these colleagues were drawn to Helmsley by the unique opportunity to work with our trustees to build this large and young organization into a leading charitable institution that will drive meaningful and measurable positive change in the U.S. and around the world. Learn more about our staff and trustees.