Underserved New Yorkers Facing Cancer Benefit from New York Community Trust Grant to CancerCare

Underserved residents of New York City and their families who are facing cancer can continue to receive free, professional support services from CancerCare to help them cope with the emotional and practical concerns arising from a cancer diagnosis, thanks to a generous grant from the New York Community Trust.

CancerCare has been awarded an $800,000 grant to provide financial assistance and education to underserved New Yorkers by the Trust, a community foundation supporting charities in the New York metropolitan area. Our organization has received the highest grant amount of any of the 46 organizations the Trust has funded so far this year.

“We’re very grateful for the support we’ve received from The New York Community Trust,” says CancerCare CEO Helen H. Miller, LCSW, ACSW. “Especially in these difficult economic times, the Trust’s generosity ensures that we can continue to meet the growing need for assistance across New York City.”

The New York Community Trust has provided grants to CancerCare since 1987, and has donated more than $15 million in support of our free, professional services for people affected by cancer.

Grants totaling $5 million were approved by the Trust so far this year to support organizations that address issues that affect underserved New Yorkers, including health care, education, community development, affordable housing, and environmental cleanup.

Learn more about our financial assistance services for people affected by cancer.

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