Everyone Deserves Green Spaces

Protect Her Independence

Give Kids a Fair Chance

Preserve Our History

Expand Access to the Arts

Demand Racial Equity

Everyone can take action to make our world a more equitable and vital place. Since 1972, Rochester Area Community Foundation has connected donors to the critical needs of our eight-county region, leveraging financial expertise and community knowledge to maximize impact. At the Foundation, donors are partners and every gift is an investment in a better future.

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Meet Charlie Ruff, our May Advisor Spotlight. Charlie wears many hats: portfolio manager, adjunct professor, Community Foundation fundholder, founder of the Summer Social, and proud dad of two young volunteers. Get to know Charlie: www.racf.org/advisor/charlie-ruff/ #professionaladvisor #Spotlight #GivingBack ... See MoreSee Less

Meet Charlie Ruff, our May Advisor Spotlight. Charlie wears many hats: portfolio manager, adjunct professor, Community Foundation fundholder, founder of the Summer Social, and proud dad of two young volunteers. Get to know Charlie: www.racf.org/advisor/charlie-ruff/ #ProfessionalAdvisor #spotlight #givingback

Cost, transportation, and program availability are significant barriers to participating in summer programs. All families deserve opportunities for healthy futures. Learn more about the Opportunities Fund: www.racf.org/fund/opportunities-fund/ #Opportunities #afterschool Greater Rochester Afterschool & Summer Alliance - GRASA ... See MoreSee Less

Cost, transportation, and program availability are significant barriers to participating in summer programs. All families deserve opportunities for healthy futures. Learn more about the Opportunities Fund: www.racf.org/fund/opportunities-fund/ #Opportunities #afterschool Greater Rochester Afterschool & Summer Alliance - GRASA

We are proud to have supported this project to document the local Black Lives Matter movement and archive film and photos.🚨 LOCAL FILMMAKER SPOTLIGHT 🚨

Join us for β€œAn Evening With Rashaad Parker” β€” a screening of four short films (BLACK LIVES MATTER: A Sanctuary for Daniel Prude + ROC CITY SPEAKS, Episodes 1-3) β€” as part of the ONE TAKE DOCUMENTARY series.

Screening 7pm Thursday, May 23 with a filmmaker Q&A, plus an encore (with no Q&A) 3pm Saturday, May 25. Presented with community partners the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, University of Rochester Libraries & 9th Floor Artists Collective. Tickets now available!
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We are proud to have supported this project to document the local Black Lives Matter movement and archive film and photos.

More summer learning program slots mean more kids connecting with peers, building confidence, staying active, and learning new skills. Read the case for summer learning: www.racf.org/news/summer-after-school-programs/ #OutOfSchoolTime #afterschool #OSTmatters Greater Rochester Afterschool & Summer Alliance - GRASA ... See MoreSee Less

More summer learning program slots mean more kids connecting with peers, building confidence, staying active, and learning new skills. Read the case for summer learning: www.racf.org/news/summer-after-school-programs/ #OutOfSchoolTime #afterschool #OSTmatters Greater Rochester Afterschool & Summer Alliance - GRASA

Summer learning programs offer youth opportunities for fun, safe, and enriching experiences after school lets out. That means more hours of arts and crafts, science experiments, sports practice, and time outdoors. Read more: www.racf.org/news/summer-after-school-programs/ #OutOfSchoolTime #OSTmatters #afterschool Greater Rochester Afterschool & Summer Alliance - GRASA ... See MoreSee Less

Summer learning programs offer youth opportunities for fun, safe, and enriching experiences after school lets out. That means more hours of arts and crafts, science experiments, sports practice, and time outdoors. Read more: www.racf.org/news/summer-after-school-programs/ #OutOfSchoolTime #OSTmatters #afterschool Greater Rochester Afterschool & Summer Alliance - GRASA

Garth Fagan Dance supporters and generous Community Foundation donors β€” Barbara and Sid Sobel β€” are offering a dollar-for-dollar match to support GFD's Summer Movement Institute, an immersive dance experience for young adults. Take advantage of this match to expand access to the transformative power of dance, particularly for African American youth. Donate today to the Arts Tomorrow Fund for Garth Fagan Dance: www.racf.org/fund/arts-tomorrow-fund-for-garth-fagan-dance/ ... See MoreSee Less

Garth Fagan Dance supporters and generous Community Foundation donors  β€” Barbara and Sid Sobel β€” are offering a dollar-for-dollar match to support GFDs Summer Movement Institute, an immersive dance experience for young adults. Take advantage of this match to expand access to the transformative power of dance, particularly for African American youth. Donate today to the Arts Tomorrow Fund for Garth Fagan Dance: https://www.racf.org/fund/arts-tomorrow-fund-for-garth-fagan-dance/

On this International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, let's pledge to support our LGBTQ+ loved ones. Together, we can break down the stigma and create a safe and respectful community for everyone.
www.racf.org/LGBT+
#IDAHOBIT2024 #IDAHOBIT
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On this International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, lets pledge to support our LGBTQ+ loved ones. Together, we can break down the stigma and create a safe and respectful community for everyone. 
https://www.racf.org/LGBT+ 
#IDAHOBIT2024 #IDAHOBIT

What do "Top Chef" and the Community Foundation have in common? We're both wild about the "Sioux Chef." Get your ticket to hear from Sean Sherman at Ganondagan on May 29th. www.racf.org/EOSS #TopChef #IndigenousFood #rochesterny #TakeChargeofChange ... See MoreSee Less

What do Top Chef and the Community Foundation have in common? Were both wild about the Sioux Chef. Get your ticket to hear from Sean Sherman at Ganondagan on May 29th. www.racf.org/EOSS #TopChef #IndigenousFood #rochesterny #TakeChargeofChange
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