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Legacy of Douglass: 200 Years and Counting

Legacy of Douglass: 200 Years and Counting

September 20, 2018: In 1879, Frederick Douglass wrote, “My attachment to Rochester, my home for more than a quarter century, will endure with my life.” Our community’s attachment to Douglass also will endure.
Many Small Choices Create a Powerful Movement

Many Small Choices Create a Powerful Movement

September 20, 2018: What does paint color have to do with trauma? The staff of the YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County discovered the answer when updating its vestibule.
Hard Facts Report Raises Many Tough Questions

Hard Facts Report Raises Many Tough Questions

September 20, 2018: The Community Foundation and ACT Rochester published a report about racial disparities that found an unexpected audience in school-aged student researchers.
 Youth Sports Fund Awards First Grants - $329,000 for 20 Projects in 4 Counties

Youth Sports Fund Awards First Grants - $329,000 for 20 Projects in 4 Counties

June 7, 2018: Rochester Area Community Foundation announced the its first-ever youth sports grants from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for Youth Sports.
'State of Play' Report Released on Youth Sports in the Region

'State of Play' Report Released on Youth Sports in the Region

June 29, 2017: The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation and Rochester Area Community Foundation released an independent assessment that examines access, quality, and participation in youth sports in our region.
The Community Foundation Receives $5 Million for Youth Sports

The Community Foundation Receives $5 Million for Youth Sports

May 10, 2017: The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation has made a $5 million gift to the Community Foundation that will provide annual and ongoing support for youth sports in the region.
Gift from the Sands Family is Largest in History of Rochester Area Community Foundation

Gift from the Sands Family is Largest in History of Rochester Area Community Foundation

February 9, 2016: Rochester Area Community Foundation has received the largest gift in its 44-year history from the Sands family, known for building Constellation Brands, Inc. into a leading beer, wine and spirits company in the United States and around the world.
Standing-Room-Only Community Discussion Focuses on  How Adults Can Help Students Exposed to Trauma

Standing-Room-Only Community Discussion Focuses on How Adults Can Help Students Exposed to Trauma

February 8, 2016: More than 200 educators, advocates, and community members participated in a four-hour session today to learn what role trauma plays in the lives of Monroe County school students and how they can help students succeed.
Foundation of Former Bills' Owner Endows Half-Million-Dollar “Smart Strategy” Fund

Foundation of Former Bills' Owner Endows Half-Million-Dollar “Smart Strategy” Fund

December 17, 2015: The foundation created by Buffalo Bills founder Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. announced today that it is awarding $525,000 to Rochester Area Community Foundation to find, analyze, and share data that can advance powerful solutions for positive community change.
$1.3M Quarterly Grant Distribution is Largest Ever

$1.3M Quarterly Grant Distribution is Largest Ever

September 10, 2015: Rochester Area Community Foundation’s board of directors has approved 36 grants totaling $1.3 million — the largest-ever quarterly grant distribution in the Foundation’s history.

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