(ACTIVE) My Hands My Voice Fund – Signing for Very Young Children

Categories: Children, Early Childhood, Quick Review


To encourage all very young children and their families, not just those who are deaf or unable to speak, to communicate more effectively through access to signing instruction and support.

Typical Grant Size

Typical grant size: Up to $500

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations within the eight-county region around Rochester (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties).

Application Due Date(s)

Rolling application; no deadline. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.


Send one copy of completed Project Brief Application to Kate Kidera (contact info below). With it, include a letter (on the letterhead of the nonprofit organization making the request) that explains the project for which funding is sought. Indicate the amount requested and the specific purpose(s) for which the grant will be used.

Notification Date(s)

Usually within three weeks of receipt of letter.


Kate Kidera
Rochester Area Community Foundation
500 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607-1912

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