The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has announced a $15 million grant to support St. Michael’s Home in more than doubling its capacity to provide residential care for elderly New Yorkers with a move from Yonkers to Uniondale.
The Home, founded in 1958 and rooted in Greek Orthodox community and values that inform the care it provides, welcomes all, regardless of religious affiliation.
St. Michael’s Home currently serves 60 residents at its location in Yonkers. The Uniondale expansion, which will be achieved through the renovation of an existing building set in a verdant campus, will allow it to accommodate a total of 160 residents. The expansion will help meet the ever-growing need for quality residential eldercare as the population of the United States ages.
The new 11-acre site, which will be named the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Campus in recognition of the Foundation’s support, will encompass common spaces for socializing, physical and occupational therapy rooms, a gym, a library, a computer room, and grounds for residents to enjoy. By offering multiple levels of care—independent and assisted living—the new campus will give residents the ability to age in place, maintaining connections with friends and community in a familiar environment.
“At every stage of life, community is key to our wellbeing, and St. Michael’s Home has prioritized creating a community built on dignity, care, and respect,” said SNF Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos. “SNF is proud to be a part of the organization’s worthy, long-term effort to serve older adults.”
SNF and St. Michael’s Home first collaborated in 2006, when the Foundation supported the nonprofit in its operations. SNF has supported projects around the world focused on serving older adults since our grantmaking began.
Read coverage of the new grant in The National Herald.