The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation is one of the largest foundations in the United States and the largest foundation focused exclusively on New York State. They provide grants to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable New Yorkers, bolster the health outcomes of diverse communities, eliminate barriers to care, and bridge gaps in health services. As an immigrant herself, Mother Cabrini knew the importance of providing for the most vulnerable in our community. The Foundation honors Mother Cabrini’s legacy of helping New York’s youth, the poor, underserved, and those in need through her namesake foundation.
Since its inception, the Foundation has made over 1,000 grants, totaling over $300 million, to nonprofits, community-based organizations and healthcare and social services providers across New York State to address gaps in care and serve vulnerable New Yorkers. In 2020, the Foundation stepped up to serve hundreds of frontline providers in addressing the unprecedented health and health-related needs of New Yorkers that skyrocketed due to the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation introduced a new round of more than 400 grants for 2021 totaling $115 million for programs serving vulnerable New Yorkers to help address health gaps across our state. The IHA WIO has received a grant from this fund to progress the acute care training program and expand into more healthcare institutions across New York State.