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Grants to New York Charitable Organizations in Eligible Counties to Benefit Children and Youth


Geographic Focus

USA: New York: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties

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Feinbloom Supporting Foundation Grant

Rochester Area Community Foundation (RACF)

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #139264

Grant Description

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Grants of up to $15,000 to New York charitable organizations in eligible counties to benefit local children and youth. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to a full application. Eligible projects are those that address one or more of the following priorities: arts and culture, children and youth, violence prevention, and early childhood. Applicants must operate in the eight-county region around Rochester, NY, which includes Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties.

Proposals must address one (or more) of the following priorities:

  • Arts and culture programs for children that contribute to their ability to learn;
  • Programs that prevent or reduce youth violence and juvenile crime. Priority will be given to programs serving 16- to 20-year olds; and
  • Programs for school-age children that strengthen connections with their families and communities and increase the likelihood of their success in school and beyond.

Proposals must be based on evidence or relevant research and clearly describe and measure the program’s desired effect on children or youth.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be charitable organizations within the eight-county region around Rochester, NY (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties).

Please note that grants generally are not awarded to support:
- Debt reduction
- Fundraising campaigns, such as endowment, capital, or annual campaigns
- Religious activities (although the Feinbloom Supporting Foundation may support nonreligious activities provided through religious institutions)
- Underwriting of special events
- Individuals
- Charter schools
- Musical instruments or equipment

Pre-Application Information:

- The upcoming deadline to submit Letters of Intent is December 2, 2022.
- Select organizations will be invited to submit a full application after the board reviews Letters of Intent in February. Full applications will be due by Friday, March 17, 2023.
- Decisions will be announced in May 2023.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Typical Grant Size: $8,000 - $15,000

Contact Information:

Submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) online:

Direct questions to:
Sara Bukowiec
Program Officer, Community Programs
Rochester Area Community Foundation
500 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

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