Former Grantees

Alternatives for Battered Women (now known as Willow Domestic Violence Center) received $5,190 in 2014 to support regular exercise and healthy eating. On-site cooking classes and re-vamped menus were offered for families.

Baden Street Settlement of Rochester, Inc. received $6,650 in 2014 to support three dance teams for children ages nine to 13 at three city recreation locations.

Benincasa, Inc. received $14,400 in 2014 to replace worn, 15-year old hospital bed mattresses in their hospice care home facility.

Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation, Inc. received $50,000 in 2014 to assist 15 low-income homeowners to eliminate health and safety hazards and conditions such as lead, unsafe heating or water systems, mold and unsafe stairs in their homes.

Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, Inc. received $8,735 in 2014 to pilot a trial of mid-week, daytime and Saturday classes for healing arts programs including Tai Chi, Yoga and Qi Gong. These healing arts activities received interest to be added to the program from breast cancer patients.

Bridges for Brain Injury, Inc. received $16,985 to purchase and install an indoor vertical wheelchair lift so mobility-challenged people can readily access the second floor of the building. Additional day programming will also be funded through the grant.

Center for Teen Empowerment, Inc. received $15,059 in 2014 to add a variety of new activities with a focus on physical activity, mental health, and nutrition into the existing Teen Empowerment Program to integrate a health and wellness focus.

Center for Youth Services, Inc. received $5,746 in 2014 to replace worn and broken sports and play equipment at four Rochester crisis shelters for families, children and teens.

Charles Settlement House, Inc. received $12,861 in 2014 to install exterior lighting and automatic door openers, repair the playground, and fund a senior exercise program at its Parkway building.

Conkey Cruisers received $20,000 in 2014 to provide opportunities for regular bicycle exercise to residents in the El Camino Neighborhood. The program includes bicycle safety instruction, guided rides, family-style healthy meals, and incentives for consistent cycling.

Cyclopedia Rochester received $15,945 in 2015 to help fund a 10-week summer bicycling program which combines physical activity and empowerment of youth to strengthen their connections with physical and social environments. The summer program includes guided bike trips for 8-12 year olds who live in the City of Rochester.

East House Corporation received $5,000 in 2014 to implement a 23-week Diabetes Prevention Program adapted for East House members with serious mental illness who are either diabetic or at-risk for diabetes.

Earthworks Institute, Inc. received $10,445 in 2016 to develop a therapeutic wilderness program to assist in addressing the mental health issues of veterans enrolled in Warrior Salute, a local residential rehabilitation program. Program would offer group and individual therapies, and skill building applied in a wilderness setting 2 X week for 8 weeks.

Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc. received $7,271 in 2014 to assist families in providing a ketogenic diet to their children in an effort to reduce seizures. The special diet has shown effectiveness in children with medication-resistant epilepsy.

Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes, Inc. received $34,402 in 2014 to purchase and install an upgraded phone system, internet and electronic medical record system.

Family Service of Rochester received $24,498 in 2014 to install a wireless personal emergency pendant system to monitor doors, resident status, and location on its Northfield Campus, a 69-unit enriched housing community in Penfield.

Friends of the Public Market received $30,370 in 2015 to fund their Farm to Fork: Farmers Markets = Healthier Communities Program which will provide outreach to expand access to fresh foods at farm markets in three city neighborhoods with a high under-served population.

Generation Two: Creating Intergenerational Friendships, Inc. G2 pairs trained adult volunteers with K and 1st-grade students at RCSD School 3 for weekly, 30 minute 1:1 child centered visits to promote social and emotional strength and resiliency for the population of children who have many adverse experiences. Amount Awarded: $12,670.  Counties Served: Monroe.

Garth Fagan Dance received $15,000 in 2014 to support an after-school dance class three times a week for city students ages 10-19. The program engages youth through classes taught by Garth Fagan dancers at the peak time for high-risk activities.

Genesee Land Trust, Inc. received $7,000 in 2014 to fund the El Camino 5k Family Fitness Walk in June, 2015.

Genesee Orleans Ministry of Concern received $5,000 in 2014 to cover the cost of medications or eyeglasses for low-income people who are uninsured, are waiting for coverage to begin, or cannot afford co-pays.

The Geneva Family YMCA was awarded $20,000 in 2014 to renovate and upgrade resistance and strength equipment in addition to the flooring in a 20-year old wellness center to accommodate new cardiac rehabilitation and senior programs.

Greater Rochester Community of Churches – Faith in Action Network received $5,000 in 2014 to help people with no resources and no family document their wishes for end-of -life care and burial.

Gilda’s Club of Rochester received $11,465 in 2015 to replace worn furniture in high-use cancer support group meeting rooms.

Home Meal Service, Inc. received $4,000 in 2014 to purchase heating packs and coolers to replace used, broken equipment necessary to deliver hot meals to elderly citizens across Wayne County.

Home Meal Service, Inc. received $3,000 in 2015 to replace a 15-year old software program that manages and tracks clients, schedules, and deliveries.

Honeoye Falls-Mendon Volunteer Ambulance, Inc. (HFMVA) received $12,000 to purchase an adult patient simulator to enhance training and improve emergency care delivered by fire and ambulance service.

Hope Hall received $14,765 in 2014 to replace out-dated and worn basketball equipment including backstops, goals, and nets for students to use. Hope Hall also used the grant to purchase defibrillators.

Ibero-American Action League, Inc.  Replacement of broken air conditioning system at Ibero’s main building housing a senior center and staff for several program delivering health, civic engagement, youth and other services to the community. Amount Awarded:  $30,000.  Counties Served: Monroe

Ibero-American Development Corporation received $6,000 in 2014 to support weekly dance classes and regular community performances of an Afro-Latino dance group for youth ages six to 18 in the El Camino Neighborhood.

Irondequoit Ambulance  Replace old gurneys with power lift gurneys to assure safe lifting for patients and EMS crew and add gurney capacity for larger patients. Amount Awarded:  $12,500.  Counties Served: Monroe.

Living Word Church of God in Christ, Inc.  Provide a program of physical exercise and hands-on nutrition education for church congregation members with high rates/risks of overweight, diabetes, and hypertension. Amount Awarded:  $6,600.  Counties Served: Monroe.

Livingston County Office for the Aging. Add programming to enhance the social, physical and mental health of senior participants of 3 Livingston County congregate meal program sites. New offerings would include individual and group activities for socialization and cognitive stimulation, falls prevention, nutrition guidance, and hands-on healthy food and physical exercise. Amount Awarded: $5,500.  Counties Served: Livingston.

Jewish Family Service of Rochester, Inc. received $12,000 in 2014 to support a pilot a program at Unity Hospital, educating the parents of newborn babies about safe sleep. The program includes providing pre-discharge education to the nursing staff, a take-home safe sleep kit, and follow-up reinforcement from pediatricians.

KuumbaFIT at Aberdeen Square Park received $10,000 in 2015 to support a 6-week, 5-day a week, summer fitness program for children and families at Aberdeen Square Park in the City of Rochester.

Mary’s Place Outreach received $1,500 in 2014 to provide non-skid and slip-resistant carpets for entrances at its refugee center.

Mercy Community Services received $26,648 in 2015 for a pilot project that would help low-income adults improve their oral health by assessing dental risks and providing follow-up care, preventative measures and individual patient guidance.

Mt. Carmel Hospice received $22,667 in 2015 to help widen their driveway and install outdoor lighting to assure families, visitors, and volunteers are safe when visiting.

Nativity Preparatory Academy received $5,976 in 2014 to purchase and install wall pads to cover radiators on gym walls to prevent students from injury.

New Life Fellowship received $15,420 in 2015 to fund an 18-week physical activity and nutrition program to improve health outcomes for participants from large urban/suburban congregations.

OASIS Adaptive Sports, Inc. received $9,500 in 2014 to purchase a heated, secured storage facility for adaptive ski equipment used in sports programs for veterans.

Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District received $15,000 in 2014 to replace old, unusable cardio fitness equipment for the middle school and high school weight room.

R Community Bikes received $8,750 in 2014 to purchase, assemble and distribute 25 tricycles to disability service organizations and to families of adults who cannot balance on bicycles. The bicycles will be used for mobility and exercise.

Rochester’s Child received $4,070 in 2014 to fund a six-week summer program to prevent summer learning loss for at-risk city children who will enter Kindergarten in the fall.

S2AY Rural Health Network received $20,360 in 2014 to support the acquisition of GIS (Esri’s arcGIS) software and necessary training to map and analyze health and disease data to inform public health planning and delivery in five counties.

St. Kateri received $10,169 in 2014 to purchase and install a traverse climbing wall to expand engaging, fun physical activities for students in pre-K through sixth grade.

St. Peter’s Kitchen Inc  Replace twenty-year-old kitchen freezer for soup kitchen program serving up to two hundred poor and homeless each weekday. Amount Awarded:  $13,312.  Counties Served: Monroe.

St. Rita School received $5,000 in 2014 to purchase equipment for recess, the pre-school playground, and outdoor winter activities.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church was awarded $36,195 in 2014 to replace a 50-year old boiler as well as remove asbestos from pipes in the church. The grant will also fund several health-benefitting programs at its location in southwest Rochester.

Teresa House Inc. was awarded $10,000 in 2014 to replace deteriorating driveways, the garage roof and worn flooring in their hospice care home.

The American Legion Post #899 Rayson Miller received $8,000 in 2015 to purchase an induction loop system and portable FM unit providing hearing-impaired veterans a chance to participate in group socialization activities.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children received $5,200 in 2014 to purchase indoor and outdoor play equipment for use by children during court-ordered supervised visits with their parents.

Town of Conesus received $19,200 to install 11 outdoor fitness stations in the Town’s Ricky Green Memorial Park.

Town of Covert, Interlaken Fire Department received $17,950 in 2014 to fund the numbering of 800 properties and  signage for 15-20 unmarked roads in the rural town. The numbering project will enable more timely responses by emergency, fire and medical services to homes and businesses.

Town of Ovid, Seneca County received $17,192 in 2014 to install 888 luminescent address markers in rural towns to facilitate timely access for emergency fire and medical services.

University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology received $5,000 in 2014 to support the Sixth Annual Women’s Health Screening Fair at the Public Market. Free screenings and referrals are provided to women for several diseases including diabetes, and kidney, bone, colon and skin cancers.

Upstate New York Families for Effective Autism Treatment received $26,711 in 2014 to fund a pilot program to assist parents of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) navigate systems of care for their child in addition to helping locate additional resources.

Urban Choice Charter School received $5,251 for equipment for physical education classes and recess expansion to re-energize the school’s physical activity programs.