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Special Regional Improvement Grants

Grants to Rochester, New York Neighborhood Groups and Associations
to Enhance the Quality of Life for Residents in Eligible Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Rochester Area Community Foundation (RACF)

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Grants of up to $750, $2,000, and $2,500 to Rochester, New York neighborhood and community associations, and block clubs for projects that will enhance the quality of life for residents of the city's East Side. Funding is intended to support organizations that are resident-controlled and neighborhood-based such as landlord and tenant associations, and neighborhood-based business or merchants associations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167327

Estimated Size of Grant:

Neighborhood Associations: Up to $2,500.
Block Clubs: Up to $750.
Other types of neighborhood-based groups: Up to $2,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The next round will accept applications from organizations serving neighborhoods on Rochester's east side. Eligible organizations include:

Neighborhood Associations
-Neighborhood associations have broad missions and broader coverage than block clubs, focus on a wide range of neighborhood issues, and are capable of facilitating activities for smaller groups.

Block Clubs
-Block clubs are smaller in focus than neighborhood associations, usually organized on one street or block.

Other Community Associations
-Community associations include the following:
Landlord and tenant associations
Neighborhood-based business or merchants associations

Note: Nonprofit organizations that are not neighborhood-based and resident-controlled are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application:

Maya Crane
Rochester Area Community Foundation
500 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607-1912

For online application assistance, contact a Program Administrator at:
Community Programs Department

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Rochester's east side