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 opens on March 4, 2024.


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.  



Save the date: We’re hosting an optional Q&A Webinar focused on this funding opportunity on March 13. Look for registration information soon.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Monica Brown, Senior Program Officer, at (585) 258-1710, or via email at or Program Officers Hannah Castelli at (585) 258-1703 and Rachel Betts at (859) 361-2739 

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