Community Crisis Fund Grants

In response to the local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way of Greater Rochester and Rochester Area Community Foundation activated the Community Crisis Fund to raise flexible resources to support organizations in our region working with communities disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak. Click here to donate.

The first phase of funding is being used to meet the immediate needs of front line human services organizations that have strong experience serving low-income and vulnerable residents. They will address the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations caused by pandemic-related closures (food, shelter, clothing, childcare, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, etc.). In future phases, the Fund also will support nonprofits disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, provide community and organizational recovery, and future community emergencies.

To apply for a grant: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for nonprofits with urgent financial needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant applications will be available through Mighty Networks. If you have NOT already joined United Way’s Human Service Support Hub, please email covidresponse@uwrochester.org to be added. You will then be given access to Mighty Networks. Through this platform you will also be able to be connect to other nonprofits and find additional resources and support.

Total amount of grants awarded as of 8 a.m. on July 3: $2,707,777

The following nonprofit organizations have received Phase 1 grants so far:

Week of July 6:

  • Agape Haven of Abundance (Monroe County)
  • Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties)
  • Venture Compassionate Ministries, Inc. (Monroe County)

Week of June 29:

  • Carolyn’s Cupboard at Abundant Grace Church (Monroe County)
  • East Rochester Community Resource Center (Monroe County)
  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester (Monroe County)
  • Rochester Black Nurses Association (Monroe County)
  • Rochester General Hospital (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties)
  • Victim Resource Center of the Finger Lakes (Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties)

Week of June 22:

  • Anthony L. Jordan Health Corporation (Monroe County)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester (Monroe County)
  • Children’s Institute (Monroe County)
  • Endless Highway (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties)
  • Judicial Process Commission (Monroe County)
  • Lifespan (Monroe County)
  • South Wedge Food Program (Monroe County)
  • Willow Domestic Violence Center (Monroe County)

Week of June 15:

  • American Red Cross, Greater Rochester Chapter (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties)
  • Community Food Cupboard of Rochester (Monroe County)
  • Eastern Services Worker Association (Monroe County)
  • Empire Justice Center (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties)
  • Ibero-American Action League (Monroe County)
  • REACH Advocacy (Monroe County)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties)

Week of June 8:

  • Center for Employment Opportunities (Monroe County)
  • Empire Justice Center C.A.S.H. program (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties)
  • Goodwill of the Finger Lakes (Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, and Wayne counties)
  • House of Mercy (Monroe County)
  • Loop Ministries (Monroe County)
  • Monroe Community College Foundation (Monroe County)
  • Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, Inc. (Monroe County)

Week of June 1:

  • Hope Lutheran Church (Monroe County)
  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester (Monroe County)
  • Legal Aid Society of Rochester (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, and Wayne counties)
  • Mary Cariola Center (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties)
  • Medical Motor Service (Monroe County)
  • Mt. Hope Family Center (Monroe County)
  • Patrick Place—A Comfort Care Home (Livingston and Monroe counties)
  • Planned Parenthood of Western and Central New York (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, and Yates counties)
  • St. Ann’s Foundation on behalf of St. Ann’s Community (Monroe County)

Week of May 25:

  • Center for Community Alternatives (Monroe County)
  • Gananda Education Foundation (Wayne County)
  • Interlaken Public Library (Seneca County)
  • Lodi Whittier Library (Seneca County)
  • Mary’s Place Refugee Outreach (Monroe County)
  • Project Stork, Inc. (Genesee and Orleans counties)
  • Rochester Regional Health’s Hill Haven Rehabilitation & Transitional Care Center (Monroe County)
  • Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes, Inc. (Ontario, Seneca, and Yates counties)

Week of May 18:

  • Edith B. Ford Memorial Library (Seneca County)
  • Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes (Wayne County)
  • Lifespan (Monroe County)
  • Mozaic – formerly ARC of Seneca-Cayuga and ARC of Yates (Seneca and Yates counties)
  • Ontario ARC (Ontario County)
  • Waterloo Library and Historical Society (Seneca County)
  • YMCA of Greater Rochester (Monroe County)

Week of May 11:

  • AutismUp (Monroe County)
  • GLOW YMCA (Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming counties)
  • Pathway Home of the Finger Lakes (Seneca County)
  • Venture Compassionate Ministries, Inc. (Monroe County)

Week of May 4:

  • Asbury First United Methodist Church (Monroe County)
  • Foodlink (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties)
  • Golisano Autism Center (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, and Ontario counties)
  • Rochester ChildFirst Network (Monroe County)

Week of April 27:

  • Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester & Finger Lakes Region (Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Geneva (Ontario County)
  • Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes (Ontario, Seneca, and Yates counties)
  • Keeping our Promise Rochester (Monroe County)
  • Mary Cariola Children’s Center (Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties)
  • Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home, Inc. (Wyoming County)

Week of April 20:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester (Monroe County)
  • St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center (Monroe County)
  • Heritage Christian Services (Monroe County)
  • Jewish Family Services of Rochester (Monroe County)
  • St. Peter’s Kitchen (Monroe County)
  • Wolcott Council of Churches (Wayne County)

Funds also were allocated for purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff members at nonprofit organizations.

Week of April 13:

  • Action for a Better Community (Monroe County)
  • Baden Street Settlement (Monroe County)
  • Care Net Pregnancy Center of Canandaigua (Ontario County)
  • Catholic Family Center (Monroe County)
  • Celebrate! Family Church (Livingston County)
  • Center for Youth Services (Monroe County)
  • Charlotte House, Inc. (Multi-County)
  • Community Action for Wyoming County (Wyoming County)
  • Empire Justice Center (Monroe County)
  • Finger Lakes Counseling & Referral Agency (Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties)
  • Independent Living of the Genesee Region (Genesee and Orleans counties)
  • Livingston County (Livingston County)
  • REACH Advocacy (Monroe County)

Week of April 6:

  • ARC of Livingston-Wyoming (Livingston County)
  • BluePrint Geneva, Inc. (Ontario County)
  • Catholic Charities Community Services (Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties)
  • Center for Employment Opportunities (Monroe County)
  • DePaul (Genesee, Monroe, and Orleans counties)
  • Finger Lakes Community Schools – linked to Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes (Wayne County)
  • Goodwill of the Finger Lakes (Monroe County)
  • Jewish Home of Rochester (Monroe County)
  • Lifespan (Monroe County)
  • Project URGE, Inc. (Monroe County)
  • Refugees Helping Refugees (Monroe County)
  • Rural & Migrant Ministry, Inc. (Wayne County)
  • Springwater Community Food Pantry (Livingston County)
  • Urban League of Rochester (Monroe County)
  • YWCA of Greater Rochester (Monroe County)

Week of March 31:

  • Arc Wayne (Wayne County)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Geneva (Ontario County)
  • Catholic Charities of Buffalo (Orleans and Genesee counties)
  • Catholic Charities of Livingston County (Livingston County)
  • Charles Settlement House (Monroe County)
  • Community Place of Greater Rochester (Monroe County)
  • Epilepsy-Pralid (Monroe and Ontario counties)
  • Heritage Christian Services (Monroe County)
  • House of Mercy (Monroe County)
  • Joint Heirs Kingdom Ministries (Monroe, Ontario, and Wayne counties)
  • Judicial Process Commission (Monroe County)
  • Living Well Mission (Yates County)
  • Pro Action of Steuben and Yates (Yates County)
  • Rochester Refugee Resettlement (Monroe County)
  • Salvation Army (Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties)
  • Salvation Army: Empire State Division (Upstate New York)
  • Sent By Ravens Food Pantry (Livingston County)

Funds also were allocated for purchase of personal protection equipment (PPE) for staff members at nonprofit organizations.

Week of March 23:

  • Bridges for Brain Injury (Ontario County)
  • Beyond the Sanctuary (Monroe County)
  • Community Hygiene Bank of Concordia Lutheran Church (Monroe County)
  • Healthy Baby Network (Monroe County)
  • Ibero-American Action League (Monroe County)
  • Meals on Wheels (Monroe County)
  • Newark Food Closet (Wayne County)
  • St. Peter’s Kitchen (Monroe County)
  • Trillium Health (Monroe County)
  • Veteran’s Outreach Center (Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties)
  • Villa of Hope (Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties)
  • Volunteers Of America Upstate New York (Monroe County)
  • Wayne County Action Program (Wayne County)
  • Worker Justice Center of NY (Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties)