Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person!

Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person!

The Nascentia Health Charitable Foundation’s mission is to increase awareness of our most vulnerable populations, to raise funds to address their unmet needs and to better serve their well-being across the regions that we serve. It also supports the education and development of in-home care providers, to enhance the availability of highly qualified caregivers that attend to our most vulnerable, well into the future.  

2021 Annual Report

Read our 2021 annual report to learn more about our recent giving, impacts to our patients, and how you can help.

Each year, support for our foundation has enabled us to improve the quality of life for countless patients and their families throughout Upstate New York. Items we have been able to assist with include:

  • Reclining lift chair for an ALS patient;
  • Annual holiday giving program: adopting families in need of holiday gifts and meals, including household and personal essentials;
  • Furniture and bedding for a disadvantaged pediatric patient and his family;
  • Smartboard technology for the Eldercare Social Day Program to enhance participants’ interactive experience;
  • Answering machine for a mentally ill patient in need of daily contact and reassurance;
  • Special shower stool for a legally blind patient;
  • Transportation costs for a pediatric patient traveling to New York City for specialized, life sustaining medical care;
  • Balance bike for a bi-lateral amputee;
  • Infant car seat for a patient whose mother is receiving inpatient treatment for drug abuse;
  • Air conditioner for a paraplegic patient whose environment was not conducive to wound healing;
  • Gastrostomy tube cover for a two-year old patient;
  • Entry ramp to enable a pediatric patient access to his own home.
Social Day Amy with man in chair
VNA Foundation girl with Santa

We graciously thank everyone who has supported our foundation over the years through donations, volunteer hours and more. If you’d like to donate, please follow one of our donate links.  You may also request more information about our work or sign up to volunteer by emailing or by calling 1-888-477-4663.


By donating to our foundation, you are helping us improve the quality of life for individuals throughout New York State. Thank you!

  • To donate by check, please make your check out to the Nascentia Health Charitable Foundation and mail it to 1050 W Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13204, attn: Foundation
  • Honor & Memorial gifts —Make a difference in the name of someone important to you! On the payment form, just indicate the name(s) of anyone you’d like to donate on behalf of.

Additional Ways to Support Us

  • Amazon Smile — You can support us with every purchase on Amazon! Just click on our Amazon Smile link or go to and select “VNA Foundation of Central New York.” Start at every time you go to shop and your purchases will support us every time.
  • United Way/Employer Match — Check out your employer’s giving programs or partnerships with local United Ways (and SEFA) that let you donate directly from your paycheck. Many companies also match gifts, so see if your donation can go even further with a company match.
  • Planned Giving — Planned Giving allows individuals to make a lasting impact on the services that Nascentia Health provides to the community. By including a charitable bequest in your will, you will help Nascentia Health to continue our tradition of caring.  Gifts of cash, appreciated securities, and real property are appreciated.
  • Grateful Patient Program — Our Grateful Patient Program provides an opportunity to recognize the care you or a loved one received as a patient of Nascentia Health. Gifts through this program pay tribute to a special person. For more information or to make a donation, please email or call 1-888-477-4663.


Proceeds from past events have funded the purchase of quality of life items including car seats and diapers for pediatric patients as well as specialized reclining chairs and beds for seniors. Funds have also been used to support educational initiatives for home health aides and registered nurses caring for patients across the state.

We thank you for your support, whether it be through sponsorships or attendance, and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!

For more information on our Foundation giving programs and events, please contact us at, 1-888-477-4663, or fill out the form below.