Grants in Action
Creating an Equitable Community
Closing Academic Achievement and Opportunity Gaps
A new program launched in October 2020 to support Rochester students’ distance learning during the pandemic. Children ages 4 to 12 can meet safely in small groups and be supervised by experienced teaching assistants and paraprofessionals.
Fostering Racial and Ethnic Understanding and Equity
A report published by the Community Foundation and ACT Rochester examines substantial gaps in social and economic outcomes for people of color in the nine-county Greater Rochester region.
Partnering Against Poverty
With a grant from the Community Foundation, the Greyston Center for Open Hiring has brought its approach to Rochester as a way to provide economic opportunity to workers who don’t have traditional credentials.
Strengthening Our Region’s Vitality
Supporting Arts and Culture
Since 2005, we have sponsored the free music on Gibbs Street at the Rochester International Jazz Festival so that everyone can enjoy the festival — with or without a ticket.
Preserving Historical Assets
A grant from the Lloyd E. Klos Historical Fund has helped launch a reconnaissance-level survey of the life and work of Rochester’s first African American architect.
Advancing Environmental Justice and Sustainability
Through the “H” Fund and Gonsenhauser Family Fund, the Community Foundation provided a $35,845 grant to Taproot Collective to enhance community gardens in Rochester’s Beechwood neighborhood.
Promoting Successful Aging
Along with the Genesee County Office for the Aging and other partners, our Marshall Fund supports a host of services that help older adults in Genesee County remain independent and in their homes.