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NextGen Rochester

NextGen Rochester is a peer-led form of philanthropy. The members are the next generation of citizens who make “giving back” part of their lives through leadership, friendship, and philanthropy.

This group is comprised of a cross section of the community (typically age 21-45) who find value in grantmaking to local charitable causes and addressing community needs. It is the intention of NextGen Rochester to not only build assets, but compassion, knowledge, and community engagement. 

Each NextGen Rochester member contributes to a fund that makes grants to nonprofits selected by the members. By pooling their contributions together, emerging leaders are given a seat of influence in greater Rochester and are able to create an impact far greater than each could individually.

You can also learn more about NextGen Rochester by joining its group on Facebook or by following its activities on Twitter

Join NextGen Rochester

You can join this initiative of Rochester Area Community Foundation now by filling out the information below or by completing and mailing this form, with payment, to the Community Foundation at 500 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. Checks are made payable to Rochester Area Community Foundation, with NextGen Rochester in the memo line. If you have any other questions, contact Saul Maneiro for more information at (585) 341-4356 or

Annual dues are offered at a tiered-level. (Membership contributions may be made on a quarterly basis and members must initiate each payment.) 

 Member   $100.00 - $249.99 
 Investor  $250.00 - $499.99
 Champion          $500.00 - $999.99
 Activist  $1,000.00 +

Membership in NextGen for the current calendar year is accepted on a rolling basis through August 31. Members who join will receive all member benefits immediately and be eligible to participate in grantmaking this year.

Gift Certificates
Give the gift of philanthropy to the young professionals in your life. NextGen Rochester offers gift certificates for a one-year membership in the giving circle. Gift certificates can be mailed to you or directly to the recipient. After purchase, a Community Foundation staff member will contact you to make arrangements.

Friends of NextGen
Do you want to help increase the impact of NextGen?  With a donation in any amount, you can become a Friend of NextGen and help support the work of NextGen's membership without being a participating (voting) member.

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NextGen News

In 5th year, Next Gen awards $9,000 in grants.

5 nonprofits, including one in Wayne County, receive 2012 grants.

2011 grants  awarded to 5 nonprofits.

$13,780 distributed to 8 organizations in 2010

NextGen's inaugural grants total $9.700. 

The Community Foundation's Giving Circles are Growing.

What Members Have to Say

Amit Trivedi found an outlet for volunteering and getting involved.

Stephanie Samuel talks about why she joined this young professionals Giving Circle.