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2011 Grant Awards

Rochester Small Grants awarded a total of $389,210 to 58 local organizations in 2011

 

360 | 365 George Eastman House Film Festival

$5,000

Scholarship funding for the Teen Film School summer camp, a week-long camp at Nazareth College

 

Alzheimer's Association

$10,000

Project: Caregivers Connect allows patients with dementia to receive care at home

 

American Cancer Society

$15,000

Hope Lodge, a free housing facility for out-patient cancer patients receiving treatment in Rochester, but live in regions around the state and country

 

American Diabetes Association of Greater Rochester

$5,000

Camp Aspire, and summer camp for children with diabetes

 

Baden Street Settlement

$7,000

Cross Currents Minority Rowing program’s inaugural Diversity Invitational Regatta

 

Be The Match Registry

$5,000

Bone marrow registry event at the University of Rochester

 

Bivona Child Advocacy Center

$5,000

Coordinates, integrates and facilitates services to sexually or physically abused children and families in a single, safe, child friendly location

 

Boys & Girls Club of Rochester

$5,000

Accelerated Reading Program, which aims to increase the reading level for participants by 1.5 grade levels each year

 

CASA of Rochester/Monroe County

$15,000

Court Appointed Special Advocates links volunteers with children involved in the family court system

 

Catholic Charities of Wayne County

$2,000

Community Clothing Center for free clothing and household items

 

Catholic Family Center

$5,000

CFC Loan Services helps low-income families with affordable auto loans

 

The Center for Youth

$5,000

New Beginning School, a program for incarcerated teens to become re-engaged in school and their community life. 

 

Children's Institute, Inc.

$5,000

Pathways Accredidation Service, a training program to help early education centers achieve accredidation

 

Compeer Rochester, Inc.

$5,000

Funding for the Family Mentor program, which works one-on-one with families in crisis.

 

Crestwood Children's Center

$10,000

Parents as Advocates will help parents navigate the first two years of school

 

Discovery Charter School

$5,000

Start-up operational funds for the opening of a new elementary charter school on the Bishop Kearney campus

 

East House Corporation

$1,500

East House/RIT Enrichment Program, a two week education program at RIT for people recovering from mental illness or substance abuse

 

EnCompass: Resources for Learning

$15,000

After school programming for underperforming students at School #33

 

FLACE-Budding Readers

$2,000

Provides free books and parent guidance for reading with babies and young children to families in Canandaigua, NY

 

The Friendly Home

$5,000

Enhanced programming for alzheimer's patients

 

Friends of School of the Arts

$2,300

Advancement Via Individaul Determination is intended to help SOTA kids apply to and attend college

 

Garth Fagan Dance

$2,500

Scholarships for the 2011 Summer Movement Institute

 

Genesee Land Trust

$5,000

Corner Park and the El Camino trail improvements

 

Highland Breast Imaging

$7,000

Breast Cancer outreach provides services to uninsured men and women

 

Hope Hall

$5,000

A non-profit school for children with disabilities and disorders

 

Hospice of Orleans

$2,500

Transitions program for the seriously ill who have limited resources

 

Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County

$3,500

Mary Ellen’s Room shelters pets of abused women while seeking shelter during her stay at the Alternatives for Battered home

 

Judicial Process Commission

$5,000

Free legal service for ex-offenders

 

Landmark Society of Western New York

$3,000

"Walk the Walk: Encounters with Rochester’s African American Ancestors", a dramatic interpretive educational program for school-age children reflecting Rochester’s African American history

 

Low to the Ground Productions

$5,000

A 10 minute short film about the Storybook Project, a program at the Ontario County jail for incarcerated parents who record themselves reading bedtime stories to for their children

 

Memorial Art Gallery

$2,500

The four family days scheduled for 2011-12, which include Hispanic Heritage Family Day; Kwanzaa Celebration; Black History Family Day; Asian Pacific American Family Day

 

Monroe Community College Foundation

$10,000

Academy for Veteran’s Success, an education program specifically for veterans

 

Mt. Hope Family Center

$10,570

2010 Therapeutic Summer Camp for at-risk urban children with social and emotional needs

 

New York State Literacy Center

$2,500

The Timeline Project 1970–1990, a project with incarcerated youth about the history of Rochester from 1970-1990

 

Oasis Adaptive Sports, Inc.

$5,800

A sports program for returning vets in the Rochester area suffering from psychological and/or physical trauma

 

Operation Outreach-USA Inc.

$2,000

Literacy programming for students in the classroom as well as at-home parental materials

 

Partners in Community Development

$25,000

Funding for an on-site Learning Center at FIGHT village

 

Planned Parenthood

$3,000

Rape Crisis Service, which provides emergency 24 hour hotline services

 

Project Homeless Connect Rochester

$2,500

Free event at the Blue Cross Arena to give assistance and services to the homeless

 

Right on School

$2,500

Free six-week summer school program for inner-city youth

 

Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network

$7,500

The Homeless Family Emergency Housing Program. 

 

Rochester Childfirst Network

$2,500

Early Educators' Network of Greater Rochester teaches early childhood educators necessary tools for the succesful education of children

 

Rochester City Ballet

$2,500

Support for the production of Blood Countess

 

Rochester Museum and Science Center

$5,000

The Community Partner Pass Program offers free admission through community-based organizations to youth and families primarily in the City of Rochester

 

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

$3,000

Intermediate concert series for students grades 4-6 in the RCSD

 

St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center

$10,000

Women on the Move program, a nine month program for women to learn to become economically self-sufficient

 

Sojourner House at Pathstone

$20,000

Support for the Transitional Housing Program, for families in need of safe shelter, a structured environment, educational and enrichment programs, and case management

 

Spiritus Christi Mental Health Center

$3,000

Community Health Outreach Initative provides counseling for teen men and their families during and after incarceration in Monroe County Jail

 

Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach

$5,000

Jennifer and Nielson Houses provide housing for men and women leaving jail

 

Tempro Development

$12,000

An emergency, transitional, and permanent housing program

 

Unity Health System Foundation

$20,000

Employee Assisting Housing Program, a loan program for employees to purchase a home in the wards surrounding the hospital

 

University of Rochester

$10,000

Health-e-Access Telehealth Network uses telecommunication to assist with pediatric illnesses through schools, community and day care centers

 

Wilson Commencement Park

$25,000

Support for the continuation of the Family Support Services

 

Women Helping Girls

$5,000

Pairs 6th grade girls in the RCSD with a mentor who works with them until high school graduation

 

Women's Foundation of Genesee Valley

$2,500

Girls Initiative program helps teenage girls improve writing skills, leadership abilities and connects them with the Girls Giving Back Grant Committee

 

Writers and Books

$8,538

SummerWrite Apprenticeship for high school and college students who are interested in a teaching career

 

YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County

$5,000

Support for Drop-In Child Care which provides educational, cognitive, and social experiences for children residing in the shelter

 

Young Audiences of Rochester

$3,000

New Directions arts learning residencies for at-risk city youth, which teaches the arts in relation to school curriculum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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