Current Needs

Funds in the spotlight

You can donate to these individual funds now by clicking “Read More”.

COVID-19 outbreak related funds:

Upstate Foundation Support of Upstate Employees Fund
Fund #47681 – The specific purpose of this fund is to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak by giving support to Upstate employees with unmet needs such as child care, elder care, and food. Read more...

Virtual Visitation Fund for Upstate Patients
Fund #47985 – Established by the Office of Patient Experience, this fund provides electronic devices for patient use so that they may keep in contact with loved ones since there are currently severe visitor restrictions in the hospital.  Read more...

Student Retention Emergency Fund
Fund #44555 – The specific purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to a student within Upstate Medical University who experiences sudden and /or significant financial hardship that may impact their ability to remain in school. Read more… 

The Elizabeth Blackwell, MD, Legacy Fund
Fund #04950 – The purpose of this fund is to support a number of initiatives honoring the legacy of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell including a sculpture on university grounds, an annual lectureship, scholarships, and an exhibit in the Health Sciences Library. Read more…

Paley’s Pantry – Upstate Fights Student Hunger Fund
Fund #47679 – The fund purpose is to help alleviate food insecurity for students on the Upstate Medical University campus. Read more…

HouseCalls for the Homeless Fund
Fund 19960 – To provide medical and mental health services to the homeless population living on the streets and in shelters in Central New York. Read more…

Cool Head Project Fund
Fund #11575 – The specific purpose of this fund is to support costs related to patient use of the PAXMAN scalp cooling system. Read more…