2017 – Cycle 1

13thirty Cancer Connect, Inc.  Implement a program to support parents and families of children, youth and young adults with cancer to reduce their stress and increase their health and wellness. Amount Awarded:  $6,934.  Counties Served: Wyoming;Genesee;Livingston;Monroe;Ontario;Orleans;Seneca;Wayne;Yates.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester  Purchase uniforms, tee shirts, dancing shoes and small audio equipment and hire additional part-time staff for the Sweet Dancerz program at the Boys and Girls Club. Dance program runs classes 6 days a week for youth 6 to 18. Amount Awarded:  $12,000.  Counties Served: Monroe.

Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc.  Expand the South County Transportation Corps (SCTC) in partnership with Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions (STEPS) to provide rides for residents throughout Seneca County who need access to medical and dental appointments. Amount Awarded:  $4,406.  Counties Served: Seneca.

Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester  Purchase an adapted Play and Rock Glider for the Play with Possibilities Playground which will provide barrier-free recreational opportunities for both disabled and typical children 2-21.  Amount Awarded:  $15,000.  Counties Served: Genesee;Monroe;Yates.

Compeer Rochester, Inc.  Train and credential five new part-time Peer Mentors who will work as peer advocates with young people with mental illnesses currently receiving support from the Compeer program. Amount Awarded:  $6,938.  Counties Served: Monroe.

Friends of the Rochester Public Market  Provide chartered transportation for low income residents in Rochester Housing Authority housing sites to shop at the City of Rochester Public Market and use their SNAP benefits to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. Amount Awarded:  $12,635.  Counties Served: Monroe.

GiGi’S Playhouse of Rochester  Start up equipment for a new program model that will provide a variety of activities, including physical exercise, for children and adults with Down syndrome.  Amount Awarded:  $13,144.  Counties Served: Genesee;Livingston;Monroe;Ontario;Orleans;Wayne.

Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly  Update, print and distribute the GRAPE ElderPages Directory, a key resources for seniors, their families and others who serve seniors to locate needed health, housing, social, transport and other services. Amount Awarded:  $8,000.  Counties Served: Livingston;Monroe;Ontario;Wayne.

Greater Rochester Summer Learning Association  Transport city pre-school children attending the 6 week Summer LEAP program to twice weekly swimming lessons at local swimming pools. Summer LEAP is a comprehensive program to prevent summer learning loss. Amount Awarded:  $10,000.  Counties Served: Monroe.

Home Meal Service, Inc.  Purchase equipment (coolers, warming carriers, heating tiles) to keep food warm or cold during delivery to meals on wheels customers. Amount Awarded:  $4,000.  Counties Served: Wayne.

Hope Lutheran Food Pantry  Expand food distribution program to include essential health and hygiene items (soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, toothpaste) that low income families/individuals need but cannot purchase with SNAP benefits. Amount Awarded:  $7,500.  Counties Served: Monroe.

North East Area Development, Inc.  Provide seasonal access to fresh vegetables and local products with and for up to 350 residents of the Beechwood community through three weekly programs. Amount Awarded:  $6,281.  Counties Served: Monroe.

Perinton Ecumenical Ministries dba Advent House  Purchase two new hospital beds and two new hospital bed mattresses to replace worn equipment and ensure a continued high level of care for the terminally ill. Amount Awarded:  $6,163.  Counties Served: Genesee;Livingston;Monroe;Ontario;Wayne.

Quad A for Kids  Fully implement Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids (SPARK) and begin Action-Based Learning (ABLL) in four city afterschool programs to increase children’s daily physical activity. Amount Awarded:  $13,128.  Counties Served: Monroe.

Rochester Bible Baptist Church  Provide a year-long, weekly, structured health improvement program with nutritional cooking classes, couponing, and exercise classes for people in the church community. Amount Awarded:  $12,379.  Counties Served: Monroe.

Samaritan Women, Inc  Provide addiction recovery support services for African American women, 18 years and older. Services include recovery coaching, life skills classes, physical exercise and disease prevention education. Amount Awarded:  $11,960.  Counties Served: Monroe.

Seneca Waterways Council, Boy Scouts of America  Purchase two AEDs(defibrillators) to mobilize for Scouting events and train Boy Scout Camp Staff,  Professional Staff, and volunteers in CPR/AED and First Aid Courses. Amount Awarded:  $12,071.  Counties Served: Monroe;Ontario;Seneca;Wayne;Yates.

St. Mark’s & St. John’s Episcopal Church  Build and support a raised bed garden at the home of five neighborhood families who do not have enough resources to purchase fresh vegetables. Amount Awarded:  $2,426.  Counties Served: Monroe.

YWCA of Genesee County, Inc.  Expand the YWCA’s  Summer Adventure program for 5-12 year olds to recruit 50 more children, include hands on gardening and cooking activities and expand outdoor physical activity. Amount Awarded:  $14,556.  Counties Served: Genesee.

2016 – Cycle 2

Agape Counseling Associates  Purchase and install new computer hardware and electronic medical record system software for small, faith-based mental health practice to replace old hardware/software that can no longer be updated. Amount Awarded:  $17,330.  Counties Served: Genesee;Livingston;Monroe;Ontario;Wayne.

Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation, Inc.  Assist low-income homeowners in Wayne County to eliminate health and safety hazards/conditions such as lead paint, unsafe heating or water systems, structural problems, unsafe stairs.in their homes.Amount Awarded:  $30,000.  Counties Served: Wayne.

Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc.  Pilot to assess the feasibility of a volunteer transport service to address the gap in transportation service for rural county residents with medical and health related appointments. Amount Awarded:  $3,184.  Counties Served: Seneca.

Conkey Cruisers C/O Group 14621  Provide a variety of cycling programs and events to promote physical exercise, healthy nutrition, and wellness for residents, ages 2-elderly, in the economically challenged EL Camino neighborhood in Northeast Rochester. Amount Awarded:  $17,000.  Counties Served: Monroe.

Hope Hall  Pilot to explore which tools/methods are effective in assisting students with learning barriers such as ADHD to channel their body movements, improve their focus on learning in the classroom and increase physical activity. Amount Awarded:  $5,700.  Counties Served: Monroe.

InterVol, Inc.  Purchase forklift to transport unused medical equipment and supplies from local hospitals, nursing homes, and doctor’s offices and redistributing to organizations that serve low-income, uninsured and disabled people. Amount Awarded:  $14,900.  Counties Served: Wyoming;Genesee;Livingston;Monroe;Ontario;Orleans;Wayne.
Jefferson Family Health Fund  Physical exercise program for patients and neighbors of the Jefferson Family Medicine practice in the southwest area of the city. Many patients have or are at high risk for chronic diseases. Amount Awarded:  $7,403.  Counties Served: Monroe.

Judicial Process Commission  Train staff and mentors working with ex offenders in Cognitive Behavioral Interventions to better assist these men and women to address mental health and substance abuse problems, prevent relapse and recidivism. Amount Awarded:  $24,871.  Counties Served: Monroe.

Kids Thrive 585, Inc  Pilot project to assist families in locating and accessing community resources needed to support their family and child’s basic needs suc as housing, food, and domestic violence services. Amount Awarded:  $15,000.  Counties Served: Monroe.

NAMI Rochester  Present an interactive education program on mental illness to middle and high school students in Monroe County. The 50 minute session is co-presented by a youth who has experienced mental illness. Amount Awarded:  $14,505.  Counties Served: Monroe.

Patrick Place-A Comfort Care Home  Train volunteers who will assist in caring for patients and their families at a new comfort care home. Training will include psycho-social and medical aspects of the terminally ill and how to provide personal care. Amount Awarded:  $5,000.  Counties Served: Livingston;Monroe.

Refugees Helping Refugees  Peer driven refugee program to address the problems of health literacy, sedentary life style, inadequate nutrition, and limited English proficiency among resettled refugees. Amount Awarded:  $25,570.  Counties Served: Monroe.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church  Install door closure hardware, remote releases and intercoms to increase safety and access on entrance doors of urban church hosting a large number of health related activities for the community.  Amount Awarded:  $6,914.  Counties Served: Monroe.

Teresa House Inc  Replace deteriorated deck and ramps, repair water drainage system and replace garage door at comfort care home to improve safe access for family of terminally ill patients and volunteers.  Amount Awarded:  $11,027.  Counties Served: Wyoming;Genesee;Livingston;Monroe;Ontario.

Town of Savannah  Re-purpose recently acquired ball fields into a multi-use recreational space that will provide town residents with a safe, accessible area for youth sports programs and community activities. Amount Awarded:  $20,000.  Counties Served: Wayne.

Trinity Inter-Faith Church, Inc.  Provide a twice weekly dance, exercise and nutrition program for church congregants who have or are at risk for diabetes and other chronic diseases. Amount Awarded:  $12,000.  Counties Served: Monroe.

US Institute for Veterans Initiatives  Collaboration  with private health care insurers, community agencies and the VA to identify member subscribers who are veterans, document their eligibility, assist them in VA enrollment, and advocate for their full benefits. Amount Awarded:  $25,000.  Counties Served: Wyoming;Genesee;Livingston;Monroe;Ontario;Orleans;Seneca;Wayne;Yates.

WNY Wreckers  Replace two wheelchairs adapted for individuals with disability affecting all four limbs to play rugby. Amount Awarded:  $5,000.  Counties Served: Livingston;Monroe;Ontario;Orleans.

2016 – Cycle 1

Ainsley’s Angels of America received $5,000 in 2016 to purchase five Freedom Jogger chairs to expand capacity for individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities to participate in community endurance events.

Black Physicians Network of Greater Rochester, Inc. received $6,985 in 2016 to promote the emotional and physical well being of medical residents and fellows who experience high levels of depression, symptoms of burnout and low quality of life.

Catholic Charities of Livingston County received $12,402 in 2016 to expand the capacity of volunteer programs to transport elderly and disabled to medical and dental appointments. Project would establish a network of volunteer coordinators from each of Livingston’s thirteen towns to solicit more volunteers and serve more clients.

Genesee Waterways Center, Inc. received $4,800 in 2016 to engage city youth, 9-13 years of age, at the Genesee Valley Park summer camp in kayaking, rowing and outrigger canoe activities two-three times per week over the 8-week summer session.

Isaiah House received $25,893 in 2016 to enlarge and renovate the kitchen of a home providing end of life care for Rochester’s homeless people and those with few resources. Renovations will allow wheel chair entry to the kitchen and more space for patient and family socialization and meal preparation.

Joint Heirs Kingdom Ministries received $6,238 in 2016 to purchase equipment for a health and physical activity program jointly sponsored by two small churches in the El Camino area for their congregations.

New Life Presbyterian Church received $5,030 in 2016 for equipment and supplies for a urban youth running program for children ages 6-17 supported by adult volunteers. The program addresses barriers to running for low income youth( lack of running shoes or clothes, registration fees, transportation)

New Visions Community Services, Inc. received $30,000 in 2016 to expand a physical activity program to include adults, youth and children from congregations of ten churches in the northeast sector of the Rochester, NY.

Orleans County Health Department received $3,528 in 2016  for small equipment and rubber floor tiles to complete furnishing of the Wellness Center for County employees and their families.

REBOUND6K received $11,300 in 2016 to offer a 10 week summer basketball camp for youth ages 9-20 from the El Camino neighborhood. Program will offer basketball and related activties five days a week.

RESOLVE of Greater Rochester, Inc. received $15,000 in 2016 to pilot an Intimate Partner Violence(IPV) Virtual Health Coach an interactive software application that facilitates patient education about the health and safety effects of IPV . Will help facilitate patient connection to community resources.

St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center, Inc. received $10,000 in 2016 to address structural racism within two organizations providing health and behavioral health services to low income poor people of color and graduate students preparing for work in poor communities.

St. Joseph School received $9,367 in 2016 to provide an extended day wellness program for students aged 5-12. Program will run daily throughout the school year from 2:00-3:30 and include 60 minutes of physical activity.

St. Kateri School received $1,834 in 2016 to enhance the preschool music and movement program by purchasing teaching tools that would be used for creating multi-sensorial, movement based fitness and learning activities.

The Partnership for Ontario County, Inc. received $16,400 in 2016 to create a Satellite office in order to improve access to the Child Advocacy Center for families in southern Ontario County and Seneca County.  Also will provide advanced forensic interviewing training for members of the MDT team interviews

Town of East Bloomfield received $7,500 in 2015 to construct a full-sized half basketball court at Veterans Park in Bloomfield.  This court will offer basketball activities to youth and adults in Bloomfield and surrounding towns.

Urban League of Rochester, NY, Inc. received $12,000 in 2016 to expand and diversify health and fitness activities in the Urban League’s After School Academy for urban youth in 6-8th grades..

Yates County Community Services received $11,155 in 2016 to provide Mental Health First Aid (MHFA )  or Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)to staff of organzations in regular contact with the public( police, library, social services etc) and interested citizens.  Classes seek to increase awareness of mental illnesses, reduce stigma and encourage appropriate responses to people experiencing mental health crises.

2015 – Cycle 2

Adapted Recreation Services received $3,740 in 2015 to provide equipment and transportation for their year-round Power Soccer program for participants 8 years and up that use motorized wheel chairs for mobility.

Borinquen Dance Theatre, Inc. received $6,500 in 2015 to expand their existing program which provides study and performance classes in Puerto Rican folklore and modern Latino dancing, to students at the Young Women’s College Prep Charter School.

Eastern Service Workers Association received $9,927 in 2015 to upgrade and expand its weekly supplemental food program by increasing the number of low-income households that receive food and adding a “healthy foods” component within their self-help program.

Encompass Resources for Learning received $11,980 in 2015 to expand nutrition, wellness and physical activity opportunities for youth and their families that participate in an intensive service program as an alternative to juvenile detention.

Family Restoration Project, Inc. received $15,000 in 2015 to add a weather-resistant ramp to increase access to the emergency food pantry, nutrition services and clinical counseling offered by the Family Restoration Project.

Focus on the Children received $10,000 in 2015 to provide new beds, cribs, mattresses and bedding for families who are financially unable to provide a safe, separate sleeping space for their child.

Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library received $19,250 in 2015 to create a dedicated space for the Central Library’s Health Information Service so consumers would have confidential access to sensitive health information and resources.

Friends of Ganondagan received $10,418 in 2015 for a nutrition, physical activity and wellness program that offers cooking, dancing, sports and archery classes to Native American youth and families in Monroe and Ontario counties.

Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley received $6,200 in 2015 for an 8-session pilot fitness, nutrition and lifestyle program aimed to prevent obesity, diabetes and hypertension among individuals 50 years and older from the LGBTQ community.

Generation Two: Creating Intergenerational Friendships, Inc. received $12,670 in 2015 to promote social and emotional strength for kindergartners and first graders with 30 minute, weekly, one-on-one child centered visits with trained adult volunteers

Hickok Center for Brain Injury, Inc. received $5,619 in 2015 to replace their outdated phone system, assuring customers reliable full-time access and creating additional phone lines for employees.

Holy Cross School received $5,370 in 2015 to add indoor and outdoor play equipment and purchase equipment for its cardio fitness room to increase students’ opportunities for physical activity

In Christ New Hope Ministry, Inc. received $15,000 in 2015 in to renovate the church space into a Health Fitness Center, expanding fitness classes from 1 to 3 times a week.

Journey Home Inc. received $15,825 in 2015 in order to expand their parking lot at Comfort Care Home and build a new fence to provide safe visitor and volunteer parking.

Livingston County Office for the Aging received $5,500 in 2015 to enhance social, physical and mental health by expanding individual and group activities for participants at 3 senior meal sites in Livingston County.

Mental Health Association in Genesee/Orleans Counties received $5,034 in 2015 to provide Mental Health First Aid training to community members in consumer-oriented and public jobs so individuals will have the knowledge and skillset to provide assistance to people during a time of mental health crisis.

New Born Fellowship received $18,370 in 2015 to purchase playground equipment, re-surface outdoor play areas and provide nutrition information to children and families.

Pittsford Youth Services, Inc. received $2,600 in 2015 to provide individual and group counseling for children ages 5-18, below the federal poverty level, affected by family loss, and with limited access to bereavement services.

Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts received $21,125 in 2015 to provide 249 students quality exercise instruction by providing a physical education teacher and gym equipment.

Rush-Henrietta School-Age Child Care Program received $6,050 in 2015 to implement PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) a program that will improve children’s social and emotional problems by training and coaching after school program teachers on reducing negative behaviors.

Savannah Chamber of Commerce received $15,000 in 2015 to survey Savannah’s 2-mile West Shore Trail and complete the final design plan for resident and visitor use.

Seton Catholic School received $10,990 in 2015 to implement the Math and Movement program to provide students with physical activity during math time.

Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach received $2,800 in 2015 to provide YMCA memberships to Jennifer House women and Nielson House men so they can participate in a wide variety of physical activities.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church received $14,470 in 2015 to repair steps and add an additional ramp to assure safety. Funding will also provide community members increased access to the church so they can take part in a variety of health benefitting activities offered  at the church

Togetherness in Love Community Center received $15,000 in 2015 to provide sports programs and healthy cooking classes for families and children in high-need urban neighborhood with little access to these activities and services.

2015 – Cycle 1 

Cameron Community Ministries Youth Fitness Program received $7,200 in 2015 so their summer programming would include exercise twice a day and provide healthy eating and nutritional information for urban and low income children during the summer months.

Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency’s received $5,878 in 2015 to support their Emergency Baby Pantry which provides diapers, formula, and food for babies/toddlers in low income families.

CURE Childhood Cancer Association received $12,844 in 2015 to expand their existing Parent Advocate Program which provides emotional, financial, and educational support to parents with children who are receive outpatient cancer treatment.

Huther-Doyle Memorial Institute received $19,249 in 2015 to fund their Project Health Care Integration to provide equipment rooms, which support integrated physical and behavioral health treatment.

The Ibero-American Action League received $4,000 in 2015 to fund their First 5K Run/Walk for Health to publicize diabetes and obesity, which are two important health issues in the Latino community.

The Jefferson Child Development Center received $9,200 in 2015 to fund equipment repair, replacement and playground re-surfacing so the playground is safe for children to play on.

Melissa’s Living Legacy’s Developing Health Self-Management in Teens and Young Adults with Cancer received $4,935 in 2015 to provide wellness activities such as yoga, physical fitness, art therapy, and massage for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors.

Penfield High School’s Life Skills and Post-Graduate Program received $6,000 for their Community “Get Fit” initiative which provides fitness and wellness activities for young adults with disabilities.

Rochester Childfirst Network received $8,727 in 2015 to support their Healthy Snack Pantry which provides fresh fruit, vegetable snacks, and healthy recipes to families when they pick up their children from childcare.

The Town of Lodi received $14,915 in 2015 to install reflective number address markers for town properties so emergency responders can quickly locate individuals and properties in need of first-responder assistance.

Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County received $10,000 in 2015 to provide pro-bono legal services for cancer patients.

2014 – Cycle 2

Bivona Child Advocacy Center received $6,891 in 2014 to implement monthly support group sessions and create emergency de-briefing documents for a staff of 21 agencies that investigates child sexual abuse and serious physical abuse cases. The funding will also help support child victims.

Church of Love Faith Center received $14,690 in 2014 to enroll 50 men who are diabetic, pre-diabetic or diagnosed with cardiovascular disease in a weekly program of exercise, education, tools and group support to make healthy lifestyle changes.

Dazzle School of Visual & Performing Arts, Inc. received $3,800 to purchase equipment for an after-school and weekend respite program for urban children and teens with developmental disabilities.

Mental Health Association of Rochester/Monroe County, Inc. received $25,000 to implement three additional 12-week sessions and create an alumni group support of the Prime Time Sisters Circle. The Prime Time Sisters Circle is an intervention program designed to motivate African American women to reduce obesity and chronic illnesses through health education, behavior change and social supports.

Muscular Dystrophy Association received $7,065 in 2014 to expand support groups for adults and teens with neuromuscular diseases, their caregivers, and their families.

Veteran’s Outreach Center was awarded $25,000 in 2014 to provide two years of intensive training and organizational development in trauma-informed care for the Veteran’s Outreach Center staff and key volunteers. The grant will also cover the cost to purchase clinical diagnostic tools.