Responsive Grants

Responsive Grants are one way we partner with and support a broad array of communities and organizations as they are best suited to understand their priority needs and to create solutions that improve health. Driven by community voice, Responsive Grants are open, nimble, and responsive to emerging health issues and needs. These grants allow flexibility to test innovative ideas and different approaches to challenges and share what we and our partners are learning from the projects supported. Click here for a list of current Responsive Grant partners.

Call For Ideas

The Call for Ideas funding opportunity is part of our Responsive Grantmaking investment area. Responsive Grantmaking takes an open and community-driven approach to improve health equity. Click here to view current Call for Ideas grant awards. (The submission period for this grant is closed at this time – check back for updates).


Centered in equity, the mission of the Greater Rochester Health Foundation is to pursue and invest in solutions that build a healthier region where all people can thrive. Our mission reflects our view of health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” To achieve justice and fairness in health resources and outcomes, we seek to disrupt and dismantle the conditions that result in racial and other health inequities in our nine-county region.  



May 2023 – Notifications of decisions announced

July 2023 – Award decisions finalized

August 2023 – Grant awards disbursed

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Monica Brown, Senior Program Officer, at (585) 258-1710, or via email at or Hannah Castelli, Program Officer, at (585) 258-1703.

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