Latest News | May 5, 2021

Our 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Grants

$20 Million to Support New York Communities Impacted by COVID-19

COVID-19 has deepened longstanding disparities in healthcare access and outcomes. Over a year into the pandemic, New York’s health and social services providers continue to need our unwavering support during this time of heightened community needs. Today, we are announcing our third round of Coronavirus Emergency Support Grants—$20 million in funding that will support 25 nonprofit organizations addressing the ongoing healthcare and health-related needs of New Yorkers as a direct result of COVID-19.

This funding will be distributed across New York State community-based emergency response funds, healthcare providers, hospitals, nursing homes, and Catholic Charities affiliates serving all faiths, and other organizational efforts.

Grants will support key initiatives addressing the impact of the pandemic on vulnerable populations, including:

Support for vaccine rollout, including grants to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany to fund its mobile clinic vehicle, rental tents, and chairs to bring vaccination sites into rural communities, and to Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers to fund the development of an outreach campaign to low-income communities expressing vaccine hesitancy.

Purchasing personal protective equipment for healthcare and social service workers, including grants to St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation in Albany and the New York City-based Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) to purchase N95 and surgical masks for frontline medical workers.

Supplying emergency food and financial assistance to individuals and families in need, including grants to the Metropolitan New York Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council) to purchase approximately 120,000 pounds of food for the continuation of its emergency food distribution program, and to the Council of Peoples Organization (COPO) to support a mobile food pantry serving Muslim, Arab, and South Asian immigrant communities, as well as the general public, in Brooklyn.

We’re dedicated to laying the foundation for a healthier, more resilient New York—in times of crisis and into the future.

To see a full list of our 2021 Coronavirus Emergency Support Grantees, click here.

To see the press release about our 2021 Coronavirus Emergency Support Grantees, click here.

Msgr. Greg Mustaciuolo, Chief Executive Officer