As part of their efforts to help high-risk, high-need communities during the pandemic, UnitedHealthcare is donating $1.3 million in grants to 14 community-based organizations across the state of New York.
In New York City and Long Island, the company will be distributing funds to seven nonprofits to help provide critical aid and resources to communities in need:
- $400,000 to Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling to help supply care for the county’s homeless and indigent populations.
- $300,000 to Power of Two in South Bronx to assist in parent coaching intervention to improve parental sensitivity and children’s attachment to primary caregivers.
- $52,500 to Postpartum Resource Center of New York in West Islip in to help address perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and support a bilingual statewide helpline.
- $50,000 to Docs for Tots to help address children’s social-emotional health in Long Island.
- $45,000 to the Bronx’s R.A.I.N. to help provide food deliveries through the Cucina Dolores Mobile Food Kitchen.
- $30,000 to Washington Heights’ Dominican Women’s Development Center to help their efforts improving nutritional access for families and children.
- $30,000 to Long Island Cares to purchase emergency food for hunger relief.
These funds are part of UnitedHealthcare’s $12.3 million in nationwide Empowering Health grants focused on expanding access to care and addressing social determinants, such as food, housing, transportation and economic stability, that affect the health of people in underserved communities.
Given the impact of COVID-19 on communities in need, the donation will also serve to support those most affected by the virus and be used to assist people experiencing challenges from social distancing, food insecurity, social isolation and behavioral health issues.