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.


We’re taking measures to help slow the spread.

Approaches to our Grantmaking

Racial Health Equity

We are surrounded by an overwhelming amount of data and evidence on inequitable health outcomes that does not need repeating. What’s required now is action.


We are committed to listening to and collaborating with people across communities, sectors, and across differences, in recognition that we accomplish more together.  

Healthy & Equitable Futures

Whole child health is an integrated state of physical, cognitive, social and emotional health and well-being in which children are developmentally on track in each of these areas.

Your Ideas

We welcome the opportunity to speak with prospective grantees about their ideas to improve the health of the community. These conversations are helpful to us in revealing community health issues and needs. Please review our Responsive Grants page for more information on funding opportunities for your ideas. Organizations are invited to contact our executive staff or senior program officers at any time.

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


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