Grant Categories

Young Children, Pregnant Women, New Moms

Infants, toddlers, new moms, and pregnant women can face a variety of challenges in New York households lacking appropriate financial and other resources. We support programs that accomplish the following types of initiatives:

Promoting initiatives that enhance early learning and promote healthy brain development.
Providing innovative ways to train and educate new and expectant parents about healthy childhood development.
Supporting case managers to work one-on-one with pregnant women, providing comprehensive prenatal, parenting and childbirth education classes.
Expand access to high-quality day-care facilities.

Support for Breast Cancer Patients

The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation has renewed its commitment to support the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program, with a 2021 grant providing services to underserved women through its BEST program (Breast Education, Screening & Treatment). The BEST project primarily serves African American and Hispanic women over the age of 40 on Long Island.

Says Adelphi Program Director Reyna Machado: “Over the past six months, we have received a 70 percent increase in calls to the hotline.” Machado says women have been delaying getting routine mammograms due to fear of COVID-19. Further, challenges regarding transportation, food insecurity, homelessness and fears of deportation have all been exacerbated by the pandemic. We are so grateful to the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation for their renewed funding which will allow us to ensure these barriers do not interfere with a patient’s ability to obtain life-saving treatment.”

Related Grants

City Mission of Schenectady

Expanding a transitional housing and wellness center to support victims of domestic violence in the Albany area.

DayStar Kids

Supporting a new Rochester-based Pediatric Complex Care program to ensure children and families experience a seamless transition from hospital to home.

Joseph’s House for Women

Expanding the Exodus Community Center and providing housing to additional women living in poverty in Syracuse.

United Hospital Fund

Increasing the number of children receiving primary care interventions that promote healthy development, address unmet social needs, and strengthen families.