Our Programs

Grant Information.

Our Programs

Access to Healthcare

The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation (MCHF) is committed to supporting programs that advance comprehensive access to healthcare, especially for low-income and vulnerable populations. Broadly defined, access to healthcare is the ability to obtain quality care when and where it is needed. Medically underserved communities and vulnerable populations contend with a range of barriers to access, the cumulative impact of which contributes to inequity in health outcomes. MCHF strives to support programs that help ensure all New Yorkers have access to the full complement of health services they need, when and where they need them, without financial hardship. Programs within this portfolio will address a variety of factors that impact access to quality healthcare, including the following: 

Basic Needs

In order to promote health equity, MCHF recognizes that it is essential to address the basic needs of New Yorkers. Many individuals and families face significant challenges that impact their ability to achieve good health including food insecurity, inadequate housing, economic instability, and lack of access to vital social services. Our Basic Needs program aims to support the following essentials so New Yorkers can build healthy lives:

Healthcare Workforce

MCHF is committed to improving the health of vulnerable New Yorkers by supporting the development of a skilled and diverse healthcare workforce. The Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated healthcare workforce shortages and exposed vulnerabilities across the continuum of care. To improve access to care, quality of care, and cultural competency in the health care delivery system, we seek to support the development and implementation of innovative and effective healthcare workforce initiatives. MCHF recognizes the variety of stakeholders that are working to strengthen the healthcare workforce, including but not limited to, healthcare organizations, educational institutions, professional associations, and community-based organizations, and will support individual and collaborative efforts that address challenges across the workforce spectrum, including:

Mental and Behavioral Health

MCHF recognizes that mental and behavioral health are essential elements of overall health. Broadly defined, this includes an individual’s emotional, psychological, psychiatric, and social wellbeing, along with related behaviors, such as substance use and other addictions. MCHF understands that mental and behavioral health needs are particularly acute in historically marginalized communities and for populations that have been adversely affected by socioeconomic inequities. MCHF also understands that mental and behavioral health services are embedded in multiple systems, and as such, will consider individual and collaborative efforts among those systems. MCHF aims to support programs that include, but are not limited to, the following:

General Fund

MCHF recognizes that our Programs will not include the full spectrum of opportunities to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable New Yorkers. The General Fund is designed to consider and support projects that do not fit within our Programs but that advance the health and wellbeing of our eight priority populations:


  1. Letters of Inquiry
  2. Full Proposals
  3. Grant funds (awarded in Q4 2022)

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What We Fund

What We Do Not Fund

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