Various factions of the Bronx health care industry are collectively getting nearly $4.2 million in new funding, after announcing a grant program from one of the state’s largest health institutions.
Mother Cabrini Health Foundation announced Monday that it will donate $165 million in year-end grants to more than 500 organizations working this year to address the needs of underserved New Yorkers. – of which more than $4 million will be allocated specifically to the Bronx.
“The funding will have an immediate impact on Bronx residents by supporting local organizations that expand access to food, support for mental health services, as well as access to health care and social services,” said Daniel Frascella, Chief Programs and Grants Officer at Mother Cabrini, in a statement to the Bronx Times.
There are 24 programs selected for grants in the Bronx, with amounts ranging from $50,000 to $350,000.
Frascella said that part of Mother Cabrini’s focus for the Bronx includes a holistic approach to health care programs. The foundation provides grants to aspiring organizations improve the health of vulnerable New Yorkers.
“In lower-income communities, including parts of the Bronx, poor health outcomes are reinforced by a lack of food security, mental health crises, a limited workforce development pipeline and more,” he said. “As a health-focused Foundation, we are committed to aligning our grantmaking priorities with the work of organizations that address not only access to health care, but all of the many health-related needs that underserved populations experience that affect health outcomes influence.”
Frascella said the foundation plans to communicate with grantees throughout the year to continually evaluate the best ways to support individual organizations.
The Bronx-based receivers are: Ariva Inc., Montefiore Medical Center, New York Institute for Special Education, Academy of Mount St. Ursula, Calvary Hospital, Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Fordham University, Holy Cross Church, Church of Our Saviour, Part of the Solution, Church of St Jerome, BronxWorks Inc., Mosholu-Montefiore Community Center Inc., South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College and Vocational Instruction Project Community Services Inc.
— Robbie Sequeira contributed to this report
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