The Community Foundation - Rochester Area The Community Foundation


Competitive grantmaking is being restructured in 2014 to reflect the Community Foundation's continuing interest in equity and vitality. Grants will be focused on two main goals:

Create an Equitable Community

  • Make a significant and sustainable reduction in the academic achievement and opportunity gap as currently experienced by many children, primarily in the City of Rochester;
  • Foster racial and ethnic understanding and equity; and
  • Build a community awareness and understanding of the concentration of poverty and encourage community and economic development efforts that address these issues.

Strengthen Our Region's Vitality

  • Encourage vibrant and diverse arts and cultural offerings and improve the capacity of local arts organizations;
  • Preserve our region's rich historical assets: and
  • Foster successful aging by helping to create more age-friendly communities.

Find out more about our new Grantmaking and Community Leadership Framework by reviewing Grantmaking Principles or slides from a nonprofit orientation session held earlier this year.

Click here to learn more about our competitive grants from the 2013 and 2014 fiscal years.  

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    Arts and Culture

    Early Childhood




    Preservation (Vitality)

    Successful Aging

    Youth and Families

    Women and Girls


    Specific Counties

    Other grant opportunities at the Community Foundation:

Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester

Bullis Fund (Wayne County)


Feinbloom Supporting Foundation

John F. Wegman Fund

Labor/Management Relations

LGBT Fund for Greater Rochester


Quick Review

Rochester Area Community Foundation Distributions Committee

Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau

Rochester Women's Giving Circle

Rochester's Child

Wayne County Community Endowment

Violence Prevention