Every neighborhood deserves the chance to succeed. Every family the opportunity to grow. Every child the ability to dream.

Standing vigilant at the corner of today and tomorrow, Progress in Action is a new grassroots initiative developed by Five Star Bank to support the wellbeing of families one block at a time.
What makes Progress in Action unique is empowerment. Each neighborhood is given the power to choose how
to use the funds raised on their behalf. Contributions will go toward any number of worthwhile endeavors: a neighborhood watch program; financial literacy workshop; a local daycare; job transportation; healthcare visits; home repairs— whatever your neighborhood determines to be of greatest service to its residents, that’s how it’s used.
Dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Rochester, Five Star will match up to $50,000 in 2019 to serve this cause.


You can text ProgressAction to 41444 to donate or click on the following link -


Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant through Progress in Action. We are working with our partners at the Rochester Area Community Foundation to administer these grants. Please click here to apply. 


  • Progress in Action is meant to benefit residents in economically vulnerable neighborhoods. 
  • Eligibility will be dependent upon projects benefiting economically vulnerable neighborhoods and the improvement in the quality of life in a meaningful and sustainable fashion for residents in the neighborhood.
  • Grants can range from $1,000 – 10,000
  • Resident-led neighborhood groups of all sizes and in all formats are eligible to participate.

Contact Maya Crane at (585) 341-4368 or with any questions. 
We look forward to receiving applications and helping Rochester neighborhoods.