Irfan directs The New York Community Trust’s Healthy Lives grantmaking program and has responsibility for health, behavioral health, and biomedical grants.


Following September 11, 2001, Irfan was instrumental in developing The Trust’s September 11th Fund’s $51.1 million emergency health and mental health response grantmaking program.


Before joining The Trust, he spent eight years at Greater Boston Rehabilitation Services, developing and overseeing programs to help people with disabilities, chronic diseases, and other barriers to employment return to work.


Irfan serves on the board of CharitySTRONG, an organization that helps nonprofits improve board leadership, governance, and oversight standards. He is also a member of Grantmakers in Health’s Behavioral Health Funders Network, Philanthropy New York’s Health Policy Working Group, and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. He served as a Mayoral appointee to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Community Service Board from 2009-2015; is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Disability Funders Network, serving as chairman from 2007 to 2011; a former co-chair of the United States Student Selection Committee for the United World Colleges; and served as a member of the planning committee and/or a session presenter at Council on Foundations, Grantmakers in Health, National Council for Behavioral Health, and American Planning Association conferences.


Irfan earned a B.A. in sociology from Northeastern University and a Masters in Public Administration from at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.


Recent Posts by Irfan Hasan

Interest In Early Childhood Health Leads To Three Funders Working Together

One pathway to preventing and reducing poverty-related adversity in early childhood is to build the capacity of pediatric primary care providers to identify nonmedical threats to young children's health and to connect families to appropriate social services. Three funders in New York City are...

Spanish-Language Mobile App Helps To Extend Health Coverage Safety Net

The New York Community Trust has awarded funding to FAIR Health to develop, promote, and distribute a mobile phone app to Latinos in New York City. The goal is to help them become more engaged and better-informed health care consumers.