Grant Categories

Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

Formerly incarcerated individuals face numerous interconnected challenges upon release that make their journey toward successful community reintegration extremely difficult. Lack of financial resources or a social network can make this process even more challenging. We support programs that accomplish the following types of initiatives:

Aligning healthcare resources.
Assisting with access to safe and adequate housing.
Supporting College in Prison Programs that operate in New York State Prisons.
Helping people returning to the community from prison access higher education, vocational training or programs that help with obtaining jobs.
Training, certification and entrepreneurship programs for people returning to the community from prison, with an emphasis on industries and sectors that offer opportunity for formerly incarcerated individuals.

Neill’s Story

Trinity Episcopal Church

“COVID-19 has further intensified the challenges faced by people being released from jails and prisons, who lack access to housing and other supports,” said Neill Coleman, Chief Philanthropy Officer at Trinity. “The pandemic is magnifying the pernicious interconnection between cycles of incarceration and homelessness. With support from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, Trinity’s programs are designed to break these cycles and advance new visions and just alternatives that can heal our city.”

Relevant Grants

Providence House

Expanding the Women’s Justice Program in Brooklyn.

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Enhancing/expanding a re-entry support program in Tompkins County.

Center for Community Alternatives

Supporting transitional housing in Syracuse for formerly incarcerated individuals returning to their communities.

Trinity Episcopal Church

Funding for housing and supportive services for women exiting Rikers Island.