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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

    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.

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  • Greater Rochester After-School & Summer Alliance (GRASSA)

    The Greater Rochester After-School & Summer Alliance works to strengthen the quality, quantity, and accessibility of out-of-school-time programs for school-age youth in Monroe County.

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  • Rochester ENergy Efficiency and Weatherization

    Rochester ENergy Efficiency and Weatherization (RENEW) was created to help income-qualified Rochester homeowners live in safer, healthier, and more energy-efficient homes.

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  • Rochester’s Child

    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.

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