Greater Rochester Health Foundation (Health Foundation) was created in 2006 when the not-for-profit MVP Health Plan acquired the not-for-profit HMO Preferred Care. The value of Preferred Care was returned to the community through MVP’s purchase price of $232 million to create a foundation dedicated to improving the health of the Greater Rochester community, inclusive of Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties. Since its inception, the Health Foundation has acted as an independent foundation governed by a community-based board of directors and managed by a professional staff.

Between 2007 and 2013, Greater Rochester Health Foundation has distributed $53 million to hundreds of organizations in the nine-county service area that are working to improve the health of their communities in our strategic areas of focus, health care delivery, neighborhood health status improvement; and prevention.

The GRHF Service Area