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The Community Foundation (formerly Rochester Area Community Foundation)

The Community Foundation

The Community Foundation promotes two broad grantmaking goals that align with our vision for community change: 1) creating an equitable community and 2) strengthening our region's vitality.  

(1)  Creating an Equitable Community  

-- Closing the Achievement and Opportunity Gap: Making a significant and sustainable reduction in the academic achievement and opportunity gap as experienced by many children, with emphasis on children living in the City of Rochester.

-- Fostering Racial and Ethnic Understanding and Equity: Creating community awareness of racial and ethnic inequities and building sustained, community-based collaborative initiatives that remediate and prevent such inequities.

-- Partnering Against Poverty: Creating community awareness and understanding of the concentration of poverty and how it affects our community, and encouraging efforts that address its effects.

(2) Strengthening Our Region's Vitality  

-- Supporting Arts and Culture: Encouraging vibrant and diverse arts and cultural offerings and improving the capacity of local arts organizations.

-- Preserving Historical Assets: Preserving our region's rich historical assets and promoting educational efforts that build on these assets.  

-- Promoting Successful Aging Fostering successful aging by helping to create more age-friendly communities.

Visit website (click on Link below) for more details on grant opportunities in each of these areas.

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For Grantwriting/Program Development Assistance:

Grants Office  
Phone: (585) 352-2773
Email: [email protected]

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