The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation has announced an initial round of grants totaling nearly $150 million in support of nonprofits in New York State.
The grants will help fund more than five hundred activities, programs, and initiatives focused on improving the health and quality of life for low-income and underserved communities in the state. Created in 2018 by the sale of Fidelis Care, a nonprofit health insurer started and operated by the Catholic bishops of New York, to Centene Corporation, the foundation is the largest focused exclusively on providing support to nonprofits in New York State.
The inaugural round of grants awarded by the foundation includes $57 million in support of general services for low-income individuals and families; $25 million in support of youth and young adults; $18 million in support of programming, nursing, and caregiver services for older adults; $18 million to help people with special needs secure housing and services; $10 million in support of initiatives focused on immigrants and refugees; $7 million in support of young children, pregnant women, and new mothers; $4 million in support of programs at Federally Qualified Health Centers; and $3 million in support of services for veterans.
The foundation provides funding to a broad range of religiously affiliated organizations, including grants to Catholic Charities affiliates across the state. Grantees include Trinity Episcopal Church, which will use the funds to provide affordable housing and supportive services to women who have been released from New York city's main jail complex on Rikers Island; the UJA-Federation's Digital Food Pantry system; the Coptic Orthodox Diocese's St. Abraam Program, which benefits low-income individuals and families; and the Brooklyn-based Council of Peoples Organization, which provides services to Muslim South Asian seniors in the borough.
"Mother Cabrini spent her life devoted to those who faced the greatest struggles, and the foundation named in her honor is proudly carrying on her legacy," said the foundation's CEO, Msgr. Gregory Mustaciuolo. "From supporting pediatric cardiac care units in children's hospitals to expanding mental health services to enhancing immigrants’ access to services, our inaugural grants are already making a difference in communities across New York State."
For a complete list of grants, see the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation website.