Pilot Program

House of Mercy

HOM Telehealth (Telepsych & TeleMedicine) – A collaborative pilot project using a telemedicine program that will include telehealth and telepsychiatry services to increase the number of people currently seen by Rochester Regional Health staff for primary healthcare, as well as create access to mental health assessments and support by RIT clinical fellows. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $21,387.


World Life Institute INC

Building Mind-Body Skills for Health and Hope – 12-week pilot project to address anxiety and stress experienced by women of the farmworking community who are age 18 and older by assisting them to develop mind-body skills for self-care and healing. Counties served: Monroe, Orleans. Awarded: 6,363.

Program Improvement

Cameron Community Ministries

Healthy Teens – Support for Cameron Community Center’s newly developed teen center providing sports/recreational activities, healthy food and life skills programming for youth ages 13-18. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $6,626.


Joseph Avenue Arts and Culture Alliance

Healthy Rhythms – Expand a weekly dance class taught by Garth Fagan teachers for youth ages 10-16 in the northeast quadrant of the city. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $4,553.


Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church

Transforming Eating Habits within the Framework of Culture – 12-month program to transform eating habits of its African American congregation members within the framework of their culture to decrease health risks and improve health outcomes.

County served: Monroe. Awarded: $11,807.


Black Physicians Network of Greater Rochester Inc.

Black Docs Connex – Expand capacity of Black Physician Network to serve as a vehicle for connecting Black patients to Black physicians. Counties served: Genesee, Monroe, Ontario. Awarded: $9,098.


Heart and Soul Community Church

Little Bit of Coffee & a Whole Lot of Jesus – Expand church initiative to provide a drop-in site for people in the N Clinton area who are addicted, homeless or have mental health problems. The drop-in will expand from one to two days per week, include a hot breakfast and have a social worker on site. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $7,055.


Aenon Missionary Baptist Church

Aenon Healthy Minds and Bodies Ministry 2 – Expand and enhance fitness programming for congregation members with a focus on those over 50 experiencing diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $15,115.


Corfu United Presbyterian Church

Pembroke Central Schools Bagged Meal Program – Expand program providing weekend food for low-income children in the Pembroke district to include students in the primary grades. County served: Genesee. Awarded: $5,000.


Rochester Black Nurses Association

Rochester Black Nurses Association: Bridging the youth mental health gap – Youth Mental First Aid (YMFA) program training for members of Rochester Black Nurses Association (RBNA), selecting 6 members to further train as certified YMFA instructors. These instructors will then be available to train staff/volunteers in organizations who are working with youth at risk of mental illness. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $12,540.


Bizy Bodyz Inc

Bizy Bodyz Youth Dancers – Structured dancing lessons for primarily African American low-income children, aged 4-19 from western part of the city. Dances types include: hip hop, ballroom, jazz, modern dance and ballet. Classes are three times a week at two community locations and are also offered during school recesses and summer. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $11,210.


Tilc Ministries Inc.

Silver Foxes (SF) Program – Provide a program of light physical activity, cooking, gardening and socialization for up to 20 elderly EMMA residents, aged 72-94. Programs meet three times a week at the TILC center where seniors already gather for Foodlink distributions. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $10,150.


Catholic Charities of Livingston County

BackPack Program – Expand to five Livingston County School districts the backpack program providing nutritious food to low income students on weekends and school holidays. Funding is also requested for a PT program manager to pursue sustainability of the program. County served: Livingston. Awarded: $19,896.


Horizons at Warner

PATH: Promoting Adolescent and Teen Health – Provide additional health and fitness activities for low income middle schoolers attending the 6-week Horizons summer enrichment program on the UR campus. Campers will choose from fencing, Taekwondo, African dance, Zumba and strength training. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $5,400.


YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County

YWCA Health Improvement Initiative – Increase the health and safety for women and families by replacing worn out, unhygienic carpets in their seven emergency family units. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $14,000.



iCanBike – A week-long skills development program to teach children, teens and adults with Autism to ride bicycles. People with autism have difficulty with motor skills and coordination. They will be collaborating with volunteers and iCan Shine, who specializes in instructing those with autism cycling. Counties served: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates. Awarded: $5,547.


Redeem Bethel COGIC

Healthy Living Is Ageless….It Never Grows Old – Support a variety of health and wellness activities targeted to the senior members of Redeem Bethel’s congregation. Program elements include: physical exercise, education on nutrition/portion control, weight management, medication management, continuation of high blood pressure reduction effort. Counties served: Monroe, Wayne.

Awarded: $17,196.


Friendship Children’s Center

CATCH Implementation – Hire a Coordinator for one month to organize/prepare the CATCH physical activity and nutrition curriculum, materials and activities for implementation in the five Friendship classrooms in September 2019. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $3,650.





Champion Academy Extreme Mentoring & Empowerment Initiative

Champion Academy CPR/AED Support – Funding to support in-house CPR/AED training and certification for staff and volunteers of year-long mentoring program for low-income children/youth. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $3,100.


Ontario Day Care Center Inc

Playground Fence 2 – Purchase a new six-foot vinyl fence for childcare center playground space to assure children can play safely outside. Counties served: Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, Yates. Awarded: $11,625.


Wyoming County Community Action, Inc.

WCCA – Cornerstone Repair Project 2019 2 – Repair the leaking roof on building housing several programs meeting the basic food, clothing, and support needs of low-income residents of the Wyoming community. County served: Wyoming.  Awarded: $19,000.


City of Batavia Housing Authority

400 Towers Healthy Living Center – Refurbish and equip a healthy Living Center in Batavia’s 400 Towers facility to improve access to physical activity and health information for low-income and disabled residents. County served: Genesee. Awarded: 12,900.


David Hochstein Memorial Music School

Dance Studio Flooring Upgrade for Healthier Dancers 2 – Upgrade and replace flooring in community dance studio to industry standard, sprung surface to offer dancers a safer dance studio that more proactively protects against injury. Counties served: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates. Awarded: $19,930.


Saint John Bosco Schools

Saint John Bosco School Playground Revitalization – Fund cost of moving, installing and upgrading a complete playground that has been donated to John Bosco school. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $12,424.


New Bethel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Chair Lift 2 – Purchase and install a chair lift so that members of congregation can have access to a variety of physical activity, health and wellness sessions held on the lower level of the building. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $12,600.


Catholic Charities of Wayne County

Restoration and Wellness: Creating Balance for Mental Health Clinical Workers, Volunteers, and Board – Establish a wellness program employee, board, and volunteers working in high stress mental health services. The program would include a refurbished restoration space and education on stress reduction, nutrition and other health and wellness topics. County served: Wayne. Awarded: $10,058.


Orleans County Sheriff’s Office

Portable AED’s for Orleans County Sheriff Patrol Vehicles and Marine Units 2 –

Purchase AED’s for Orleans County Sheriff’s patrol vehicles and Marine units equipping officers to start defibrillation while awaiting EMT arrival. County served: Orleans. Awarded: $11,627.


Serenity House of Victor

Deck Replacement – Replace deck at comfort care home to allow terminal patients, their family and friends safe access to outdoor areas of the facility. Counties served: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Yates. Awarded: $7,234.


Isaiah House

Walk-in Bathtub for Hospice Residents – Install a walk-in bathtub/shower for terminal patients receiving end of life care at Isaiah House which serves homeless, low income people. Tub is part of a bathroom renovation to allow wheelchair, walker access, increase patient safety and comfort. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $13,527.


Jewish Family Service of Rochester, Inc.

Increasing efficacy of operations at The Brighton Food Cupboard: Equipment and technology upgrade – Upgrade technology and equipment to improve and streamline Brighton Food cupboard processes for ordering, delivering food orders and tracking program clients. Grant would be used to purchase tablets, a bar code printer and develop an app for volunteers to use when processing client orders. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $12,200.



Camp Cherith Of Western New York

Dining Hall – to Nourish and Nurture! – Repair camp facility building to provide proper ventilation and temperature control for day and overnight campers. Located in Livingston County, the camp serves child 7-12 from Livingston, other regional counties and across New York State. Counties served: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming. Awarded: $5,000.


Greece Baptist Church

Natural Playground and Basketball Court – Upgrade playground equipment and basketball court on church property for use by children/youth attending the church/church activities and low-income children from the Grecian Gardens apartments within sight of the church. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $3,818.


Irondequoit Ambulance

Endotracheal Intubation Enhancement – Purchase video laryngoscopes to assist paramedics to place airways for non-breathing or barely breathing patients where poor position or difficult airway impedes intubation. Counties served: Monroe, Ontario. Awarded: $12,702.


MorningStar Christian Fellowship Church

Defibrillator for Church Hall – Purchase a defibrillator to address cardiac emergencies that could occur among congregation members and other community members/groups using the church building. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $1,275.


Genesee Waterways Center, Inc.

Summer Paddling at GWC – Expand partnership with summer camps to increase the number of youth paddling in the summer, sponsor paddling excursions on the Genesee River and Erie Canal, and a free paddling expo in the heart of the city where city families, youth, and adults will be able to see what the river has to offer them. Additional kayaks will safely accommodate more paddlers of different sizes/ages. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $9,659.


Short Term Program


Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking: Human Trafficking and Social Justice Training Initiative – Train 100 to 150 service providers to improve their knowledge, skills and competencies in recognizing signs and symptoms of trauma, risk factors, red flags, and the physical and mental consequences of human trafficking for adults and youth in our region. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $14,671.


13thirty Cancer Connect, Inc.

Building Healing Healthy Habits – Provide a 9-month wellness initiative for teen and young adult survivors of cancer and their parents. Activities would include physical fitness sessions and yoga classes to reduce stress. Counties served: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates. Awarded: $4,100.


Project URGE, Inc.

Healthy Habitats 2 – Funding to provide low income women with personal and household hygiene products and infant care items they cannot afford. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $5,950.


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County

Walking/Hiking Guide of Yates County – Print and distribute a walking/hiking trails and sites guide in and around Yates County. County served: Yates. Awarded: $1,824.


Home Meal Service, Inc.

Meals on Wheels – Program delivering daily meals to elderly and disabled people. Funding covers emergency meals, small equipment and moving expenses. County served: Wayne. Awarded: $4,293.


Focus on the Children

Beds and Cribs – Provide new beds, cribs, mattresses, and bedding for families who are financially unable to provide a safe, separate sleeping space for their children. County served: Livingston. Awarded: $10,000.


Zion Fellowship

Supply A Smile – Provide replacements for missing or extracted teeth and dental services not covered by donations for uninsured or under-insured adults in Ontario County at no cost to the patients. Free dental care provided by dental professionals include exams, x-rays, cleanings, fillings and extractions, but funds for extractions are lacking. Awarded: $7,000.


South Presbyterian Church

Monroe Milers – Urban-suburban youth running program requests funding for youth running gear and supplies, race entry fees, volunteer mileage and recognition. This 8-year old program is run by volunteers who run with and coach youth ages 6-18 for practices and races over two, eight-week sessions during the year. Awarded: $8,665.


Refugees Helping Refugees

Health Literacy program for refugees with 4 components 1) a Speakers’ Bureau; 2) a combined health literacy and exercise class (“Healthy Living”); 3) A hot and healthy lunch, prepared by coordinator and a group of students, and 4) Access to fresh produced a mobile food truck. County served: Monroe. Awarded: $18,600.