Hear from our grantees about the work we're helping fund.
"It is a great start for the Foundation – their initial grants promise to have a positive impact on the health and well-being of millions of New Yorkers, particularly the most needy. We are excited to be among the Foundation’s partners and look forward to honoring Mother Cabrini’s legacy through our projects focused on the needs of poor and underserved young children and older adults. “ — Anthony Shih, MD, President of United Hospital Fund.
"Attracting and maintaining a skilled workforce is one of the biggest challenges community health centers face – and this grant will help CHCANYS in accomplishing our mission to champion community-centered primary care in New York State through leadership and support of Community Health Centers. CHCANYS is proud and grateful to be recognized by the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation for our work to improve the health and well-being of low-income and underserved communities." — Rose Duhan, President and CEO of the Community Health Care Association of NYS.
“The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation is clearly a driving force in bettering not only the individual health and well-being of many thousands of vulnerable New Yorkers, but in strengthening New York’s systemic approach to providing healthcare services. We are honored to partner with the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation in the furtherance of equitable service provision and improved life outcomes for children and youth on the autism spectrum.” — New Alternatives for Children, Inc.
“We are very grateful to work with the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation on improving outcomes for patients with opioid use disorder by improving access to medication-assisted treatment and comprehensive addiction services within emergency departments. This initiative directly addresses the opioid epidemic in New York, and we thank the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation for their generous support.” — Tim Johnson, Executive Director of Greater New York Hospital Foundation
“These grants stand to make a transformative impact on some of New York City’s most vulnerable populations. Because of your support, we will be able to provide as many as 2,000 New Yorkers with no-cost vision screenings, prescription eyeglasses, and ophthalmologic referrals that they may not otherwise have access to.” — Helen Keller International
“This generous contribution will allow Adirondack Health to better serve the frail and elderly in the Tri-Lakes region by giving them the services needed, decrease isolation and improve the quality of life for many. It will make a difference in the lives of our community members for years to come.”— Adirondack Health
"This grant is truly transformational in enhancing our ability to provide expanded programming through which thousands of older adults in our community can maximize the lives they lead in this phase of their lives.” — Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
“The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation’s gift to the Children’s Scholarship Fund will directly impact children’s lives, partnering with families who otherwise could not afford it and providing them with the assistance they need to send their children to a better school. Mother Cabrini Health Foundation is helping more children have the opportunity to attend a school that best meets their needs.” — Children’s Scholarship Fund
"Inspired by the example of Mother Cabrini, we are grateful and honored to partner with the Foundation to provide 450 immigrant youth ('Littles') with one-to-one mentoring from volunteer adult mentors ('Bigs') that supports their social-emotional development, behavioral health, relationship-building, and academic/career growth.” — Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City
“This grant will begin to transform primary pediatric care in New York State, and ultimately nationwide, by embedding early literacy and relational health promotion into residency training. We are honored that Mother Cabrini Health Foundation is partnering with us on behalf of the children and families in Upstate New York.” — Reach Out and Read
“We are so grateful for your partnership as we walk hand in hand with our 28,000 children and families this year. Your generosity brings us closer to helping today’s newborns become tomorrow’s college graduates.” — Harlem Children’s Zone
“We are thrilled that Mother Cabrini Health Foundation is partnering with us to provide a larger number of accessible physical health activities and mental wellness initiatives, free of charge, to New Yorkers with vision loss.” — Helen Keller Services
"Thanks to the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, we will be able to better prepare and connect transitioning soldiers to educational, career skills development, and networking opportunities in one of the most critical industries in the State and region – healthcare.” — Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization
“The material covered during the Getting Ahead workshop helps people to develop their own individualized plans for change while the experience of learning and sharing as part of a cohort encourages long-term community involvement. Locally we have seen graduates take on leadership roles in community level initiatives. Getting Ahead is a game changer in terms of how we address poverty, and we are extremely grateful for the support of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation which allows us to expand the program.” — Watertown Urban Mission
“With the prevalence of autism now at one in 59 children and a growing waitlist for Summit’s services, it’s critical that we expand our physical space to address the growing need. We are extremely grateful to the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation for recognizing the merits of this important project and sharing our vision to provide comprehensive services and supports for Western New York children with autism and their families.” — The Summit Center
“Complementing our recently awarded federal grants, which focus on opioid use education and employment support for women, the additional funds from Mother Cabrini will directly support those with opioid crisis experience through the development and expansion of a peer recovery community.” — University at Buffalo
“This support will strengthen and elevate our efforts to bring the highest-quality mental health services to children throughout New York City, keeping children out of emergency rooms and costly and restrictive institutions while increasing community-wide awareness of children’s mental health needs.” — Association to Benefit Children
“Access to healthcare is a critical component on a family’s path to achieving stability and leaving shelter. We’re grateful for the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation’s generosity, which will allow us to offer critical and innovative health and wellness programs to hundreds of Win families in the coming year.” — Women in Need (Win)