Partnership is elevated as a core organizational value of the Health Foundation. To live this value, we are committed to listening to and collaborating with people across communities, sectors, and across differences, in recognition that we accomplish more together.  


Efforts supported within this portfolio of work involve Health Foundation staff in their development and planning, outside of other programming with defined timelines and parameters.   Our history of working with other organizations and funders is key in leveraging resources and bringing innovative ideas to scale.    

Efforts within this portfolio include our partnerships with: 

Finger Lakes Vaccination Program – The Finger Lakes Vaccination Program is a collaborative funding program designed to help partners execute tailored communications and innovative, vaccine distribution strategies ensuring equity, transparency and efficiently in COVID-19 immunization efforts. The program leveraged an unprecedented collaboration of university and health systems, public health departments, county administrations, and community nonprofit organizations, administering vaccine doses to over 33,000 individuals in 2021 and achieving large increases in vaccination rates in the most impacted zip codes and populations.

Rochester/Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI) – RMAPI is a community collaborative working to improve quality of life in Rochester by reducing poverty and increasing self-sufficiency. To do this, RMAPI is focused on workforce development and increasing accessibility and affordability of basic needs. 

ROC the Future – A Strive partnership engaging the community and community leaders to improve academic achievement starting with 3rd grade reading. The Health Foundation is a Roc the Future convener organization.  

Latino American Health Coalition – The Latino Health Coalition works to improve health equity for the Hispanic community in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region. The long-standing advisory group has addressed a variety of health concerns for Latinos, including youth risk behaviors, language barriers, economic stress and cultural competency. Members of the Latino Health Coalition include leaders from community nonprofits, hospital systems, insurers, business, government and other organizations.  


African American Health Coalition – The African American Health Coalition seeks to improve health equity for Black residents in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region. The long-standing advisory group brings together community leaders and health professionals to coordinate efforts to improve health for communities of color. Members include representatives from government, health care systems, health insurers, community nonprofits, higher education and other organizations.  

Community Event Fund

The Greater Rochester Health Foundation recognizes that engaging community events and fundraising events can forge meaningful connections between nonprofit organizations and the people they serve. Through our Community Event Fund, open to Health Foundation grantees as well as other mission-aligned nonprofit organizations (with a current 501(c)(3) status) in our nine-county area of service, we strive to support events that advance health equity and initiatives within the Greater Rochester community, inclusive of Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates Counties. 


To ensure that all requests are reviewed and considered, all requests must be formally submitted and meet the eligibility criteria. You will be notified of our decision via email in a timely manner. Requests should be submitted at least four weeks prior to your event to give us time to consider and reply. Submission of a request does not guarantee funding. 


To apply for sponsorship via the Community Event Fund, please request through the online portal at the link below. Greater Rochester Health Foundation will consider funding one event per organization per calendar year. Submission of an event does not guarantee funding. No telephone requests or emailed applications will be reviewed. 

Examples of categories that will be considered for funding include:

Ineligible Applicants/Events:

Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you

Join Our Mailing List

Select list(s) to subscribe to

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Greater Rochester Health Foundation, 255 East Ave, Rochester, NY, 14604, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact