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“It is the hope of the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation board that these grant disbursements will enable mission-driven, charitable organizations to overcome any financial challenges posed by COVID-19, equipping them to continue to serve their most vulnerable constituents safely and without disruption.”

Mary C. Erdoes, Vice Chair of the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation and Chief Executive Officer J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management.


Camp Veritas

Camp Veritas is a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of New York and organized exclusively for the purpose of inspiring and forming young Catholic teens into disciples of Jesus Christ. Camp Veritas is faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Catechism and to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church

Catholic Charities

The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York seeks to uphold the dignity of each person as made in the image of God by serving the basic needs of the poor, troubled, frail and oppressed of all religions. We collaborate with parishes, as well as non-Catholic and Catholic partners, to build a compassionate and just society.

Columbia Neonatal Care

ColumbiaDoctors are pioneers in newborn and neonatal medicine, known for our excellent outcomes and our philosophy of family-centered care. We are continually making new advances in this growing field.

de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture

Through teaching, research, service, and substantive engagement on these issues, the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture strengthens Notre Dame’s Catholic character on campus and brings the university’s voice into the public discussion of the most vital issues of our day.

Elizabeth Seton Children’s

At Elizabeth Seton Children’s, our mission is to give a full and happy life to children who have some of the most challenging and limiting medical conditions on earth. We are distinctive in our care, teaching and determination to give these young people a transformative chance to thrive.

Gianna Center

The mission of the National Gianna non-profit is to help our national network of Gianna medical affiliates to provide pro-life, authentically Catholic health and fertility care to women and families. To that end, we continue to establish and nurture a national network of healthcare centers based on the Gianna model, which offers a natural alternative to artificial birth control, abortion and in vitro fertilization (IVF) and paves the way for the culture of life to flourish in parishes and communities around the country.

Inner-City Scholarship

Inner-City Scholarship Fund changes lives for the better by providing families with demonstrable financial needs the opportunity to give their children a quality, values-based K-12 Catholic education within the Archdiocese of New York. Inner-City exists to ensure that the gift of an excellent Catholic school education continues to be a viable option for students of all faiths today and for future generations to come.

The Sisters of Life

The Sisters of Life are women who are in love with Love – Love incarnate, crucified, and Risen – and captivated by the truth of the beauty of every human person, created in God’s image and likeness. We believe every person is valuable and sacred. We believe that every person is good, loved, unique and unrepeatable. We believe that every person’s life has deep meaning, purpose and worth. In fact, we give our lives for that truth.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of New York and the seat of its Archbishop. Built by contributions large and small, it remains emblematic of the ascendance of religious freedom in the New World. As such, this international landmark is a beacon of hope for those who share the Catholic faith and a source of inspiration to the more than five million visitors of every religious denomination welcomed here each year.

Calvary Hospital

Calvary is the country’s only hospital dedicated to providing hospice and palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illness. CalvaryCareSM is available at four locations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens and throughout the greater New York area where people reside.

Youth Ministry Office

The Office of Youth Ministry officially opened in January 2012 to take care of the “crying need” of the Youth and Young adults of the Archdiocese of New York. We support parish, school and church leaders in their mission to build young disciples of Jesus Christ. We do this through trainings, formation of leaders, networking, support, consulting and events for youth and youth leaders. Our mission is to inculcate in our youth the awareness that they belong not only to a “universal” Church but also to a parish that needs their involvement and commitment.

The Center for Discovery®

The Center for Discovery®, designated as a Center of Excellence by the New York State Department of Health and OPWDD, is a major research and specialty center that offers residential, medical, clinical and special education programs as well as world-class Music and Creative Arts Therapy, Adapted Physical Education, and a biodynamic agricultural program among other unique services.