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The Saint Agatha Foundation is dedicated to providing support, comfort, and care to breast cancer patients. To achieve this mission, the Foundation is pleased to provide grant funding to 501(c)(3) public charities serving breast cancer patients in Central New York State within Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and Jefferson Counties.

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If you are interested in applying for a grant from the Saint Agatha Foundation, please see our grant guidelines.

Grant Guidelines
& Considerations:

We will consider grant funding to:

Hospitals and other healthcare providers that administer breast cancer programs and will use the grant funds to pay patients’ medical bills, as deemed eligible according to Foundation guidelines

Other providers that provide direct services to breast cancer patients

Saint Agatha Foundation grant funding will not be used for:

  1. Endowments
  2. Research
  3. General operating costs
  4. Fundraising Activities
  5. Capital campaigns for buildings or equipment purchases
  6. To cover the costs of patient services that are covered by other means

Our Current Partnerships

Partner Hospitals &
Healthcare Providers:

The following organizations partner with Saint Agatha Foundation and can assist you in receiving financial assistance for the care you need. The organization will determine each patient’s need.

Auburn Community Hospital (ACH) provides care for patients in Cayuga County and surrounding communities. The goal of ACH’s “We Care” program, which is funded by Saint Agatha Foundation, is to reduce the financial stress for breast patients.

Auburn Community Hospital 17 Lansing Street Auburn, New York 13021

Bridgette Dautrich
T: 315.255.7350

Through Saint Agatha Foundation support, Bassett Healthcare Network provides care to breast cancer patients with such costs as copays, physical therapy costs, post-surgical camisoles and bras, lymphedema sleeves and wigs.

Bassett Healthcare Network 1 Atwell Road Cooperstown, NY 13326

Kerrie DeLiberis, LMSW
T:607.547.4963 or 607.376.0163

Financial Counselors: 607.547.3377

Chenango Health Network is a rural health network whose objectives are to increase access to health and wellness information and to health care services. Saint Agatha Foundation support to Chenango Health Network provides financial assistance to breast cancer patients, particularly the uninsured and underinsured.

Chenango Health Network 24 Conkey Avenue Norwich, NY 13815

607.337.4128 or

Cortland Memorial Foundation administers the “Hope Now” breast cancer program that provides financial assistance funded by Saint Agatha Foundation. This program assists with expenses such as treatments, procedures or testing, medical office co-payments, lymphedema supplies, prostheses, and camisoles and bras. The Breast Cancer Care Program at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center (GCMC) offers coordinated, compassionate care to proactively manage a patient’s diagnosis and treatment program. GCMC provides a comprehensive range of services that includes prevention/screening including digital mammography and stereotactic biopsy, surgical care, infusion therapy, and post-operative recovery including physical rehabilitation. The Confident Woman Boutique is a local source for post-mastectomy products and lymphedema supplies.

Guthrie Cortland Medical Center/Cortland Memorial Foundation 134 Homer Avenue Cortland, NY 13015

Carey Wilk, RN, Cancer Nurse Navigator
T: 607.428.5770

Breast cancer care at Crouse Hospital focuses on treatment of the whole person, including a multi-disciplinary team approach combined with patient-centered care. The Crouse team provides a comprehensive range of services that include chemotherapy for inpatients and outpatients, infusion therapy, and surgical care. Crouse also provides complementary therapies including Reiki, therapeutic massage, and pet therapy. The Breast Health Center at Crouse Hospital is the first Syracuse facility to be designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.

Crouse Hospital 736 Irving Avenue Syracuse, New York 13210

Kris Waelder
T: 315.470.7015

The Breast Care Center offers patients understandable, practical advice about being newly diagnosed with breast cancer. The Center provides educational programs on breast health throughout the year and individual consultations that include information for post-operative care and therapy. The Center also carries post-mastectomy products in the private setting of the Perfect Fit Boutique.

Mohawk Valley Health System 1676 Sunset Avenue Utica, New York 13502

Holly Burline, RN, Breast Care Coordinator CBPN-IC
T: 315.624.5764

Oneida Healthcare (OHC)’s financial support program, called “Laurie’s Legacy,” is funded by Saint Agatha Foundation. Financial aid is available to anyone with a diagnosis of breast cancer who is struggling to make ends meet. The program provides funding for individuals who reside within OHC’s cachement area, not just individuals who are seen by OHC. The hospital provides mammography, stereotactic breast biopsies, and surgical oncology. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy services are also provided on-campus.

Oneida Healthcare 321 Genesee Street Oneida, NY 13421

Oneida Health Foundation
T: 315.361.2169

With funding from Saint Agatha Foundation, Oswego Hospital supports, educates, and guides patients and their family members through the complex journey of a breast cancer diagnosis. Caring, trained professional staff members will assess, develop, and implement individualized care plans that best fit the needs of each patient. In addition, Oswego Health facilitates two breast cancer support meetings every month.

Oswego Hospital 110 West Sixth Street Oswego, New York 13126

Mara Russell
T: 315.342.6771

Rome Health provides quality healthcare with compassion. The hospital’s Women’s Imaging Center is proud to have been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. Saint Agatha Foundation grant funding provides support for a financial assistance program for breast cancer patients who cannot afford the direct and indirect costs associated with their disease.

Rome Health 1500 North James Street Rome, NY 13440


Sharon Carson

T: 315.338.7309

The Circle of Hope Cancer program at Samaritan Medical Center Foundation provides funds toward improving the health and well-being of cancer patients throughout Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence
counties. Program funds provide direct financial assistance to patients who require cancer treatment and who need financial support while receiving medical care for their cancer diagnosis. Saint Agatha Foundation partners with the Circle of Hope program to support breast cancer patients.

Samaritan Medical Center Foundation

830 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601

Patients being treated at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center should contact CancerConnects for support.

Patients being treated at Upstate Cancer Center should contact CancerConnects for support.


The following organizations also provide support, education and other services to breast cancer patients, their families and caregivers in the Central New York area.

Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, supporting children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. The Syracuse area camp is held through Syracuse University.

Camp Kesem National 10586 West Pico Boulevard #196, Los Angeles, CA 90064


With support from Saint Agatha Foundation, Compassionate Care Foundation provides North Country cancer community with access to complementary, integrative therapies that improve quality of life and patient experience.

Compassionate Care Foundation 22877 Belle Ridge, Dexter, NY 13634

T: 315.777.7094

CancerConnects provides free programs, services, and financial assistance to facilitate the cancer journey for adult patients throughout Central and Northern New York. They empower cancer patients and survivors via connections to community resources, support and guidance. The Saint Agatha Foundation funding provides medical and non-medical financial assistance to those battling breast cancer.

Cancer Connects 5000 Brittonfield Parkway A106, PO Box 2010 East Syracuse, NY 13057

T: 315.634.5004


Francis House provides a home and a supportive extended family to people with terminal illnesses with a prognosis of six months or less to live. Saint Agatha Foundation funding provides support for those with breast cancer.

Francis House 108 Michaels Avenue Syracuse, NY 13208

T: (315) 475-5422

The KEYS Program is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that delivers music, hope and smiles to those impacted by cancer, and those in need of healing, through music outreach, education and advocacy. In partnership with Saint Agatha Foundation, they offer FREE one-on-one music and wellness sessions to breast cancer patients, including music therapy and coaching.

The KEYS Program
308 Sherrill Road, Suite 100, Sherrill, NY 13461


Legal Services of Central New York is an organization advocating for low-income families and individuals, and providing free, civil legal assistance in thirteen counties of Central New York. In partnership with the Saint Agatha Foundation, their Cancer Legal Advocacy & Services Project  offers free civil legal services to breast cancer patients and their families.

Legal Services of Central New York 221 South Warren Street, Ste. 300
Syracuse, NY 13202

Contact: 877.777.6152

Sarah’s Guest House provides lodging, transportation, meals and comfort to patients and families of patients receiving medical care in Central New York.

Sarah’s Guest House 100 Roberts Avenue Syracuse, NY 13207

David Haas
T: 315.475.1747

Symphoria’s mission is to engage and inspire all community members throughout Central New York with outstanding orchestral and ensemble performances and innovative education and outreach initiatives.  Their Healing Harmonies Program provides live therapeutic music to patients as they await or undergo cancer treatment. Saint Agatha Foundation is proud to support programming for breast cancer patients.

450 S. Salina St. #100
Syracuse, New York 13202

Contact: Lara Mosby, 315.434.5650

The Auburn YMCA works with Saint Agatha Foundation to provide a holistic experience for breast cancer patients and their families.

Auburn YMCA – WEIU 27 William Street Auburn, NY 13021


Laura Clary
T: 315.990.0696

In collaboration with Saint Agatha Foundation,
the Laurie’s Light program at the Watertown Family YMCA is a beacon of light
and support leading breast cancer survivors
down the road to recovery.

Watertown Family YMCA  119 Washington Street, Watertown NY 13601


Michelle Graham
T: 315.782.3100

Laurie’s Hope is a support program that the YMCA of Central New York provides to breast cancer survivors, helping them thrive in maintaining physical, mental, and emotional wellness.

YMCA of Central New York 340 Montgomery Street Syracuse, NY 13202

T: 315.474.6851