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COMMUNITY CRISIS FUND GRANTS

When United Way of Greater Rochester and Rochester Area Community Foundation put out the call to help our community responded. More than $5 million was donated by local foundations, businesses and neighbors to help our community's critical nonprofits respond to the impacts of COVID-19 and being the long road to recovery. Read on to learn how your donation has helped our collective response, and how a gift in Phase 2 can help nonprofit continue to serve the growning community needs. 
 

PHASE 2 - FINANCIAL HARDSHIP

Phase 2 funding began August 3. This new phase will support nonprofit organizations experiencing severe financial hardship because of costs associated with reopening or maintaining safe operations with a focus on equity. Priority status will be given to grant requests from organizations led by people of color as well as those with staff and board leadership reflecting the communities they serve and those that can demonstrate at least 75 percent of the recipients fall within the priority populations (Black, Latinx, refugees, migrants, rural communities, people with physical and/or cognitive disabilities, and older adults).

$2,801,452 HAS BEEN GRANTED IN PHASE 2 AS OF 10/22 TO THE FOLLOWING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: 

  • Agape Haven of  Abundance
  • Alzheimer's Association, Rochester & Finger Lakes Region Chapter
  • Anthony L. Jordan Health Corporation
  • Arc of Genesee Orleans
  • Beta Chi Chi, Inc.
  • Bethany Spiritual Church of God
  • Beyond the Sanctuary, Inc
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester
  • Cameron Community Ministries
  • Caring and Sharing Junior Academy Center
  • Carolyn's Cupboard at Abundant Grace Church
  • Catholic Charities of Buffalo
  • Catholic Family Center
  • Celebration of Life Community Inc
  • City Roots Community Land Trust
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Services
  • Dimitri House, Inc.
  • Dress for Success Rochester
  • Empire Justice Center on behalf of The Telesca Center for Justice Partners
  • Family Promise of Ontario County Inc.
  • Family Promise of Wayne Co., NY Inc.
  • Father Laurence Tracy Advocacy Center
  • First Genesis Baptist Church
  • Flower City Pickers, Inc.
  • Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library 
  • Friendship Children's Center
  • Genesee Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc.
  • Goodwill of the Finger Lakes
  • Heritage Christian Services
  • Hope Hall School
  • Hope Lutheran Church
  • House of Mercy
  • Ibero-American Action League
  • Jordan Health Center
  • Lake Plains Community Care Network, Inc.
  • Lifespan of Greater Rochester
  • Living Word Urban Christian Institute, Inc
  • Marvelous Mind Academy
  • Mentors Inspiring Boys & Girls
  • National Kidney Foundation, Upstate and WNY
  • Nativity Preparatory Academy of Rochester
  • Newark Emmanuel Free Lunch Program
  • NYSARC, Inc., Ontario County Chapter
  • Open Door Mission
  • Praising Kids Child Care Center
  • Project Stork, Inc.
  • RAIHN - Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network
  • Refugees Helping Refugees
  • Rochester Hearing and Speech Center
  • Rochester Jewels Inc Mentoring
  • Saint's Place
  • Seneca Falls Library
  • St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center
  • St. Peter’s Kitchen
  • Starbridge Services Inc.
  • Trillium Health
  • The Arc of Wayne
  • The Avenue Blackbox Theatre
  • The Community Food Cupboard of Rochester
  • The Coordinated Child Development Program, Inc.
  • The Hochstein School
  • The Housing Council at PathStone
  • The Rochester School of the Holy Childhood, Inc.
  • The Salvation Army 
  • University of Rochester, School-Based Health Centers
  • Urban League of Rochester, NY, Inc.
  • Venture Compassionate Minstries, Inc. 
  • Veterans Outreach Center
  • VIA
  • Villa of Hope
  • Volunteers of America
  • Wilson Commencement Park
  • Yates Cultural and Recreational Resources Inc.
  • YMCA of Greater Rochester

  

PHASE 1 - IMMEDIATE NEEDS

The first phase of funding helped to meet the immediate needs of front line human services organizations that have been addressing the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations caused by COVID-19 related closures (food, shelter, clothing, childcare, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, etc.).

PHASE 1 GRANTS TOTALLED $2,953,843 TO THE FOLLOWING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: 
  • Ability Partners (Monroe and Ontario Counties)
  • Action for a Better Community (Monroe County)
  • Agape Haven of Abundance (Monroe County)
  • Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester & Finger Lakes Region Chapter (Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties)
  • American Red Cross, Greater Rochester Chapter (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties)
  • Anthony L. Jordan Health Corporation (Monroe County)
  • Arc of Livingston-Wyoming (Livingston County)
  • Arc of Monroe (Monroe County)
  • Arc of Wayne (Wayne County)
  • Asbury First United Methodist Church (Monroe County)
  • AutismUp (Monroe County)
  • Baden Street Settlement (Monroe County)
  • Beyond the Sanctuary (Monroe County)
  • BluePrint Geneva, Inc. (Ontario County)
  • Boys and Girls Club of Geneva (Ontario County)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester (Monroe County)
  • Bridges for Brain Injury (Ontario County)
  • Cameron Community Ministries (Monroe County)
  • Care Net Pregnancy Center (Ontario County)
  • Carolyn’s Cupboard at Abundant Grace Church (Monroe County)
  • Catholic Charities Community Services (Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties)
  • Catholic Charities of Buffalo (Orleans and Genesee Counties)
  • Catholic Charities of Livingston County (Livingston County)
  • Catholic Family Center (Monroe County)
  • Celebrate! Family Church (Livingston County)
  • Center for Community Alternatives (Monroe County)
  • Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) (Monroe County)
  • Center for Youth Services (Monroe County)
  • Charles Settlement House (Monroe County)
  • Charlotte House, Inc. (Genesee, Livingston and Orleans County)
  • Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes (Ontario, Seneca and Yates Counties)
  • Children’s Institute (Monroe County)
  • Community Action for Wyoming County (Wyoming County)
  • Community Food Cupboard of Rochester (Monroe County)
  • Community Hygiene Bank of Concordia Lutheran Church (Monroe County)
  • Community Place of Greater Rochester (Monroe County)
  • Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties)
  • DePaul (Genesee, Monroe and Orleans County)
  • East Rochester Community Resource Center (Monroe County)
  • East Rochester Youth Activity Center (Monroe County)
  • Eastern Services Worker Association (Monroe County)
  • Edith B. Ford Memorial Library (Seneca County)
  • Empire Justice Center (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties)
  • Empire Justice Center C.A.S.H. program (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties)
  • Endless Highway (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties)
  • Epilepsy-Pralid (Monroe and Ontario Counties)
  • Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes (Wayne County)
  • Family Promise of Wayne County (Wayne County)
  • Family Service Communities (Monroe County)
  • Finger Lakes Community Schools/Linked to Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes (Wayne County)
  • Finger Lakes Counseling & Referral Agency (Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties)
  • Foodlink (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties)
  • Gananda Education Foundation (Wayne County)
  • GLOW YMCA (Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming Counties)
  • Goodwill of the Finger Lakes (Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca and Wayne Counties)
  • Golisano Autism Center (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe and Ontario Counties)
  • Goodwill of the Finger Lakes (Monroe County)
  • Healthy Baby Network (Monroe County)
  • Heritage Christian Services (Monroe County)
  • Hope Lutheran Church (Monroe County)
  • House of Mercy (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties)
  • Ibero-American Action League (Monroe County)
  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester (Monroe County)
  • Jewish Home of Rochester (Monroe County)
  • Jewish Family Services of Rochester (Monroe County)
  • Joint Heirs Kingdom Ministries (Monroe, Ontario and Way Counties)
  • Judicial Process Commission (Monroe County)
  • Keeping our Promise Rochester (Monroe County)
  • Ibero-American-Action League (Monroe County)
  • Independent Living of the Genesee Region (Genesee and Orleans Counties)
  • Interlaken Public Library (Seneca County)
  • Legal Aid Society (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne Counties)
  • Lifespan of Greater Rochester (Monroe and Seneca Counties)
  • Living Well Mission (Yates County)
  • Livingston County (Livingston County)
  • Lodi Whittier Library (Seneca County)
  • Loop Ministries (Monroe County)
  • Mary Cariola Center (Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties)
  • Mary’s Place Refugee Outreach (Monroe County)
  • Meals on Wheels (Monroe County)
  • Medical Motor Services (Monroe County)
  • Monroe Community College Foundation (Monroe County)
  • Mt. Hope Family Center (Monroe County)
  • Mozaic (Seneca and Yates Counties)
  • Nativity Preparatory Academy (Monroe County)
  • Newark Food Closet (Wayne County)
  • Ontario ARC – NYSARC Inc, Ontario County Chapter (Ontario County)
  • Pathway Home of the Finger Lakes (Seneca County)
  • Patrick Place Comfort Care Home (Livingston and Monroe Counties)
  • Planned Parenthood of Western and Central NY (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne and Yates Counties)
  • Pro Action of Steuben and Yates (Yates County)
  • Project Stork, Inc. (Genesee and Orleans Counties)
  • Project URGE, Inc. (Monroe County)
  • REACH Advocacy (Monroe County)
  • Refugees Helping Refugees (Monroe County)
  • Rochester Black Nurses Association (Monroe County)
  • Rochester ChildFirst Network (Monroe County)
  • Rochester General Hospital (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties)
  • Rochester Refugee Resettlement (Monroe County)
  • Rochester Regional Health’s Hill Haven Rehabilitation & Transitional Care Center (Monroe County)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties)
  • Rural & Migrant Ministry, Inc. (Wayne County)
  • Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes, Inc. (Ontario, Seneca and Yates Counties)
  • St. Ann’s Foundation (Monroe County)
  • St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center (Monroe County)
  • St. Peter’s Kitchen (Monroe County)
  • Salvation Army (Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties)
  • Sent By Ravens Food Pantry (Livingston County)
  • Springwater Community Food Pantry (Livingston County)
  • Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home, Inc. (Wyoming County)
  • The South Wedge Food Program (Monroe County)
  • Trillium Health (Monroe County)
  • Urban League of Rochester (Monroe County)
  • Veteran’s Outreach Center (Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties)
  • Venture Compassionate Ministries, Inc. (Monroe County)
  • Victim Resource Center of the Finger Lakes (Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties)
  • Victor Association of Cultural and Performing Arts (Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties)
  • Villa of Hope (Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties)
  • Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, Inc. (Monroe County)
  • Volunteers Of America Upstate New York (Monroe County)
  • Waterloo Library and Historical Society (Seneca County)
  • Wayne County Action Program (Wayne County)
  • Willow Domestic Violence Center (Monroe County)
  • Wolcott Council of Churches (Wayne County)
  • Worker Justice Center of NY (Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties)
  • YMCA of Greater Rochester (Monroe County)
  • YWCA of Greater Rochester (Monroe County)
  • Funds used for the purchase of personal protection equipment (PPE) for nonprofit staff

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