The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation has announced fourth-quarter grants totaling $115 million to address the health-related needs of low-income residents and underserved communities in New York State.
The grants, which boost the foundation's total grantmaking in 2020 to $165 million, include funding for COVID-19 relief as well as $44 million in support of general services for low-income individuals and families; $19 million for programs serving youth and young adults over the age of 12; $15 million in support of programming, nursing, and caregiving services for older adults; $12 million in support of general services for immigrants and migrant workers; and $10 million for housing for people with special needs.
In addition, the foundation awarded grants totaling $10 million to assist young children, pregnant women, and new mothers; $2 million in support of services for veterans; and $2 million in support of opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals. The foundation also awarded $5 million to expand the delivery of oral health care for vulnerable populations through the purchase of mobile dental vans.
"As we set our sights on 2021, we must address the healthcare disparities related to race and income that have only been heightened since the onset of the pandemic," said Mother Cabrini Health Foundation CEO Msgr. Gregory Mustaciuolo. "We honor the legacy of Mother Cabrini by funding activities, programs, and initiatives that help bridge gaps in health services, bolster the health outcomes of diverse communities, and eliminate barriers to care."
For a complete list of the foundation's fourth-quarter grants, see the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation website.