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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


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


Alzheimer's Association


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


American Cancer Society


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


Camp Aspire, and summer camp for children with diabetes


Baden Street Settlement


Cross Currents Minority Rowing program’s inaugural Diversity Invitational Regatta


Be The Match Registry


Bone marrow registry event at the University of Rochester


Bivona Child Advocacy Center


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


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


CASA of Rochester/Monroe County


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


Catholic Charities of Wayne County


Community Clothing Center for free clothing and household items


Catholic Family Center


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


The Center for Youth


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


Children's Institute, Inc.


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


Compeer Rochester, Inc.


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


Crestwood Children's Center


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


Discovery Charter School


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


East House Corporation


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


After school programming for underperforming students at School #33


FLACE-Budding Readers


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


The Friendly Home


Enhanced programming for alzheimer's patients


Friends of School of the Arts


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


Garth Fagan Dance


Scholarships for the 2011 Summer Movement Institute


Genesee Land Trust


Corner Park and the El Camino trail improvements


Highland Breast Imaging


Breast Cancer outreach provides services to uninsured men and women


Hope Hall


A non-profit school for children with disabilities and disorders


Hospice of Orleans


Transitions program for the seriously ill who have limited resources


Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County


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


Judicial Process Commission


Free legal service for ex-offenders


Landmark Society of Western New York


"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


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


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


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


Mt. Hope Family Center


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


New York State Literacy Center


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


Oasis Adaptive Sports, Inc.


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


Operation Outreach-USA Inc.


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


Partners in Community Development


Funding for an on-site Learning Center at FIGHT village


Planned Parenthood


Rape Crisis Service, which provides emergency 24 hour hotline services


Project Homeless Connect Rochester


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


Right on School


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


Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network


The Homeless Family Emergency Housing Program. 


Rochester Childfirst Network


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


Rochester City Ballet


Support for the production of Blood Countess


Rochester Museum and Science Center


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


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


St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center


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


Sojourner House at Pathstone


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


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


Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach


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


Tempro Development


An emergency, transitional, and permanent housing program


Unity Health System Foundation


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


University of Rochester


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


Wilson Commencement Park


Support for the continuation of the Family Support Services


Women Helping Girls


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


Women's Foundation of Genesee Valley


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


Writers and Books


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


YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County


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


Young Audiences of Rochester


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

















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