Building a Healthier Region

Centered in equity, the Greater Rochester Health Foundation is on a mission to pursue and invest in solutions that build a healthier region where all people can thrive.

Community Stories

The Greater Rochester Health Foundation’s mission is to pursue and invest in solutions that build a healthier region where all people can thrive.

The Greater Rochester Health Foundation sits at the intersection of health care policy, advocacy, and community support.
Dr. Shaun Nelms, Superintendent East High EPO
The Greater Rochester Health Foundation is a dynamic, ongoing supporter of Ibero’s work in the community. They have worked hand in hand with us to create a lasting impact in some of the area’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Angelica Perez-Delgado, President & CEO, Ibero-American Action League, Inc.
The support provided by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation has been instrumental in educating members of Rochester Black Nurses Association to better support the community, committing to their motto of "Bridging the Gap."
Dr. Yvette Conyers, DNP, MS, RN, FNP-C, CTN-B
In short, the Greater Rochester Health Foundation is not just a local gem, it’s a national example of how funders can drive change for generations to come.
Wade Norwood, CEO Common Ground Health


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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