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Greater Rochester Health Foundation – February 2024

Happy Black History Month! Our February newsletter is out and we’re uplifting events and resources from: BIPOC Parent Mental Health Project; City of Rochester’s Black Heritage Committee; Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; RMSC (Rochester Museum & Science Center); Clarissa Street Legacy and Center for Teen Empowerment, Inc.

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2023 Grantee Perception Report

In the Spring of 2023, we engaged the Center for Effective Philanthropy to conduct the field-leading Grantee Perception Report (GPR) for comprehensive feedback from our grantee partners. This is the second time we’ve fielded the GPR, offering insight into progress since our first survey in 2020. Results benchmark our performance relative to all foundations with GPR data as well as a sample of a dozen foundations most similar to ours. As we share these findings with you (access the key findings and full report at the end of this email), we want you to know that we are committed to listening and learning from your feedback as we strive to be more than a funder, but a thought partner, amplifier, and connector. We are grateful to our many partners who took the time to respond to the survey.

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REPORT: Impact Stories – Telehealth: New Developments, Grantee Spotlights & Provider Perspectives

Launched in December, 2023, Impact Stories are designed to share more about the work of our grantee partners—from idea, to implementation, to impact. Impact Stories begin with the recognition that dismantling the social and systemic inequities that drive health outcomes is collective and connected work. The series explores connections across partners and efforts supported by Health Foundation grants, including common issue spaces, fields and strategies.

Open the Impact Story, Telehealth: New Developments, Grantee Spotlights & Provider Perspectives:

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Greater Rochester Health Foundation – January 2024

In our January 2024 newsletter, we’re sharing updates on the new ways we’re supporting community and grantee partners, ways to celebrate MLK Day in Rochester, events for learning and engagement, public health resources, and new grant opportunities in our region.

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Greater Rochester Health Foundation – November 2023

Our November newsletter is out and it’s FULL of resources, learning opportunities, new funding sources for rural communities and more! This month’s Partner Spotlight shines on Common Ground Health and the support they’ve provided local Indigenous communities in convening the new, Indigenous Health Coalition. In the Grantee Spotlight, ProsperRochester WellVentions teens are on a media tour, sharing about the creative ways that they impart social/emotional and entrepreneurial skills to younger children in the community.

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EVENT: Beyond the Grant Learning Series – Dec. 13, 2023

UPDATE 11/14/23: This session is now full. We will be making the recording available, and plan to offer the same session again in January — stay tuned!

In an effort to support community partners in ways that go beyond grantmaking, we are excited to offer a series of free workshops for nonprofit organizations: Beyond the Grant Learning Series. These workshops will offer support to community partners looking to develop capacity and expand impact. The first workshop, “Elevating Community Voice: From Program to Proposal,” will be held virtually at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13.

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Greater Rochester Health Foundation – October 2023

In our October newsletter, we’re uplifting Indigenous Peoples Day, Breast Cancer Awareness, and Domestic Violence Awareness Month with Indigenous Peoples Day ROC NY, Soulstainable Living LLC with Dr. Tokeya C. Graham, Avenue Blackbox Theatre, and Willow Domestic Violence Center of Greater Rochester.

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