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

A day of global giving, Giving Tuesday is important to so many non-profits and foundations as it provides another chance to raise important funds.

This year, consider giving whatever you can to the Nascentia Health Charitable Foundation to help us address the unmet needs of our communities’ most vulnerable populations.

Or click here to learn other ways to donate.

The Nascentia Health Charitable Foundation’s mission is to increase community 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.

2022 Foundation Annual Report Cover

2022 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:

  • Specialty baby monitor for deaf parents
  • Annual holiday giving program: adopting families in need of holiday gifts and meals, including household and personal essentials;
  • Exercise bike for teenager with Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Focused training for nurses and home health aides to care for special-needs children and adults with dementia
  • Gastronomy tube cover for a 2-year-old patient
  • Specialized car seat for a child who needs extra support for her head, neck, and chest
  • Central Line vest to protect a child’s vital medical connections
  • New beds, mattresses, and bedding for patients sleeping on unhealthy or dilapidated beds or the floor
  • Equipment that allows a mother to safely get her disabled child in and out of the bathtub
  • Entry ramp to allow a pediatric patient access to his own home
  • Generator to ensure constant, reliable power for a patient’s oxygen machine
  • Blender that enables a patient on a liquid diet can make nutritious meals at 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 (315) 477-9547.


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 (315) 477-9547.


Raise a Glass is our annual fundraiser that help us provide direct support to improve the quality of life for our financially challenged patients and their families. The funds raised through this event not only support vulnerable members of our community, but also enable us to continue training our clinical staff to deliver the highest quality of care.

Our 10th Annual Raise a Glass event was held on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at the Lakeshore Yacht and Country Club. For more details visit the Raise a Glass page.

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, (315) 477-9547, or fill out the form below.


Nascentia Health Charitable Foundation Newsletter - Fall 2022

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For more information on the Nascentia Health Charitable Foundation, please contact us at, (315) 477-9547, or fill out the form below.