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 – April 2024

In our April 2024 newsletter: Take a scroll through our monthly newsletter and find great updates on our Healthy & Equitable Futures initiative that empowers parents to make an impact in the health and wellbeing of children.

Then find Learning Opportunities with: The Alzheimer’s Association of Rochester, Common Ground Health, and Climate Solutions Accelerator. Our Grantee Spotlight shines on Bivona Child Advocacy Center and United Way of Orleans County.

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Greater Rochester Health Foundation – March 2024

Our March newsletter is out and we’re sharing Women’s History Month events with Eleversity and a guide to historic sites in our region from Visit Rochester.
Plus, ICYMI – our Call for Ideas Responsive Grant opportunity is now open!
This month’s Grantee Spotlight shines on Lifespan of Greater Rochester Inc. and the YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County with Faith Leaders Roundtable.

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The 2024 Call for Ideas Funding Opportunity is Now Open!

We’re now accepting proposals under our Call for Ideas funding opportunity.

This grant opportunity is part of our Responsive Grantmaking. Driven by community voice, Responsive Grants are open, nimble, and responsive to emerging health issues and needs. Through this opportunity, we seek ideas/solutions from a broad array of organizations and populations, focused on health equity, and developed with rather than for communities.

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