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Initiatives

The Community Foundation has helped establish several collaborative efforts to address specific community needs. Some of the more formal affiliates have spun off to become their own independent organizations. Our current initiatives include:

ACT Rochester, a community indicators project that launched in 2009, has a data-rich website that has been widely cited as the source for current statistics on education, race and ethnicity, poverty, and much more. Individual county report cards also highlight trends throughout the nine-county region. Go to site »

The Greater Rochester After-School Alliance is a volunteer committee comprised of funders, policymakers, researchers, and after-school family and provider representatives. Started in 2001, its main goal has been to strengthen the quality, quantity, and accessibility of out-of-school-time programs for school-age youth in Monroe County. Learn more »

 

Rochester ENergy Efficiency and Weatherization (RENEW) was created to help income-qualified Rochester homeowners live in safer, healthier, and more energy-efficient homes. Funding has been provided by $1 million from the New York State Attorney General. Learn more »
 

 

Rochester's Child, a volunteer group of business representatives, community leaders, and passionate philanthropists, has driven changes in policy and practice to improve early childhood and development for Monroe County's youngest children since 1990. Learn more »

Through after-school programs at schools 2, 4, 16, and 34, Quad A for Kids promotes the personal and social development of Rochester youth and advance their education through arts, athletics, and academic achievement (the four As of its name). Go to site »

PHONE 585.271.4100 | FAX 585.271.4292 | racf@racf.org
500 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

PHONE 585.271.4100 | FAX 585.271.4292 | info@racf.org
500 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

NEWS SIGNUP

An initiative of the Community Foundation, ACT Rochester uses data to assess our region on key indicators of well-being.