Your gift to the Community Foundation helps build our region’s endowment to support changing needs and worthy causes, now and forever.
If you prefer to give to a specific fund, search our database below.
To find a specific fund: Enter one or more words in the search box below. You can type in a word that appears in the name of the fund or the fund description (e.g., “Bullis” or “scholarship”). If you are interested in seeing all of the funds that support a cause, type in a general keyword like “historical preservation.”
Arts Prevail FundEstablished by the Community Foundation to provide adaptive equipment and technology to help arts organizations reopen or resume operations, promote racial equity in the arts, and use art forms to document this historic moment in time, including the local racial equity movement and COVID-19. Get more details on the Community Foundation’s commitment to equity and a link to a webinar called “Working Together to Support Vibrancy and Equity in the Arts” at www.racf.org/Equity.
Brighton Education FundFor the immediate benefit of the Brighton Central School District. The fund is currently accepting donations in memory of Florence Eppstein.
Catalysts for Change FundThis endowment supports the region’s current and changing needs, particularly those deemed critical by the Community Foundation. Accepting donations in memory of Peter Oddleifson.
COVID Recovery and Response FundEstablished by the Community Foundation to help the region and its nonprofit organizations recover from the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on inclusion and equity. This phase of funding follows the success of the Community Crisis Fund, launched by United Way of Greater Rochester and the Community Foundation, to rapidly deploy flexible resources to nonprofits disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Nearly $7 million was distributed in 2020.
Racial Equity Growth FundEstablished by the Community Foundation to improve racial equity by investing in BIPOC nonprofit leaders and their career development, supporting innovative ideas to form BIPOC-led nonprofits, and providing funding for racial equity education and training, primarily for small businesses. Get more details on the Community Foundation’s commitment to racial equity and a link to a webinar called “Working Together to Innovate & Amplify Lives of All Communities” at www.racf.org/Equity.
AAIR Charitable Trust FundEstablished by Allergy, Asthma, Immunology of Rochester, the fund supports the charitable interests of the fund founder.
Greater Rochester AAUW FundThis endowment fund provides ongoing support to American Association of University Women.
ABC Basset Hound Rescue FundThis organization endowment fund supports the fostering and adoption of Basset Hounds in Buffalo and Rochester.
Questions About Your Search?
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