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

Sponsorship of fundraising and other events via our Community Event Fund is another way we partner with organizations in the region. We receive numerous requests throughout the year to sponsor a wide range of events, and we usually consider funding one event per organization per calendar year. The Foundation considers an eligible event as an event to support the ongoing mission of a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission and/or event activities align with our mission and values.

To ensure that all requests are reviewed and considered, all requests must be formally submitted to GRHF using the online Event Sponsorship Form and meet the eligibility criteria. No telephone requests or mass mailings/emails will be considered. You will be notified of our decision via email within four weeks of your request. Requests should be submitted with enough time prior to the event to give us time to consider and reply. Submission of a request does not guarantee funding.

Please note, if your event does not have the option of choosing sponsorship levels, it is imperative that you justify the amount of money you are requesting for your organization.

Examples of categories that will be considered for funding include:

Ineligible Applicants/Events:

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