The Community Foundation - Rochester Area The Community Foundation


Competitive grantmaking is continuing to be restructured 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 early in 2014. Click here to learn more about our competitive grants from the 2013 and 2014 fiscal years.

Current Opportunities for Grantseekers