Grants 2001

Services for Individuals with Disabilities 2001

Consistent with our primary funding focus, the Foundation supported a wide range of programs for individuals with disabilities, a self-help support group, alternative learning environments and educational techniques, adaptive equipment, and recreational opportunities. All funded program share the Foundation's goal of providing services in an environment that emphasizes the dignity of every person, and creating opportunities for people with disablities to be part of their general communities.

Adoption Resource Network
$10,000 for adoption/foster care conference

Al Sigl Center
$140,000 to support "A Gathering of Hearts Partnership Campaign"

Alfred University
$10,000 for enhanced services/building renovations for students with disabilities

American Diabetes Association
$2,000 for summer camperships

ARC of Monroe County
$75,000 to support family enhancement projects

Arthritis Foundation (Upstate NY Chapter)
$17,500 to support vocational training for youth with juvenile arthritis

Catholic Family Center
$29,865 for RecoveryNet, a collaborative project among local drug treatment providers

$20,000 for a daily living and vocational skills program for mentally ill adults

Continuting Developmental Services
$50,000 for the Art & Music Therapy Program

Daniel & Friends Summer Camp
$5,000 for a summer camp for children who stutter

Eastman Dental/Monroe2-Orleans BOCES
$14,000 for dental services for developmentally disabled individuals

Genesee Country Village & Museum
$10,000 to enhance accessibility of trails and exhibits

Happiness House (Finger Lakes United Cerebral Palsy)
$10,000 for upgrade to agency phone system

Health Association
$20,000 to support services for the chemically dependent

Heritage Christian Home
$131,000 for Equestrian Riding Academy for the developmentally disabled

Hope Hall
$50,000 for renovation of school building for disabled children

Ibero-American Action League
$50,000 for building renovations for Day Habilitation Program

Learning Disabilties Association
$3,000 to support "Friends Helping Friends" - a self-advocacy group

Lifetime Assistance
$100,000 to renovate vocational center and warehouse
$15,000 for the Family Assistance Program
$200,000 for "Full Circle Careers in Caring", a multi-media staff recruitment campaign

Literacy Volunteers of America
$3,400 for teaching basic literacy through alternative learning methods

Monroe Community Hospital
$15,000 for wheelchair equipped bus

Rochester Children's Nursery
$100,000 for renovations to pre-school special education center
$15,000 for Inclusion Consultant for special needs pre-schoolers

Rochester Rehabilitation Center
$25,000 for adaptive equipment for driver training program
$10,000 for SportsNet, a recreation program for disabled


Education and learning takes many forms, from the more traditional institutes of higher education, to community based programs that strengthen and support families. Last year, the Golisano Foundation Supported a variety of "educational" programs designed to enhance individual achievement, teach new skills, and help young people make positive, healthy choices.

Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester
$2,000 to fund summer employment training program for youth apprentices

Big Brothers Big Sisters
$8,000 for prevention services for at-risk youth

CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates
$3,000 to fund support for Peer Volunteer Advisor

Catholic Family Center
$10,000 for substance abuse prevention for children of abusers

Center for Youth Services
$10,000 for emergency shelter repairs

Partners in Community Development
$5,000 to support Project Earn, a youth development program

Prevention Partners
bb to fund youth drug prevention conference

Rochester Grantmakers Forum
$10,000 for Rochester Effectiveness Partnership

$5,000 for WILLpower

South East Area Coalition
$2,000 to support Team 2001, a summer youth employment program

Helping Those in Need

The Foundation funded a variety of programs providing assistance to individuals and families in the community. The programs share the Foundation's goal of helping individuals grow and develop their full potential and lead healthy, productive lives.

Catholic Family Center
$20,000 for computer equipment

Family Service of Rochester
$15,000 for computer upgrade for medical records system

FOODLINK (Shared Harvest Center)
$50,000 to renovate food distribution warehouse

Interfaith Action
$30,000 for the "Raise a Roof" initiative promoting home ownership and neighborhood revitalization

Politics of Food Program
$5,000 for a food delivery truck

Rochester Landscape Technician Program
$5,000 for employment and training program

Salvation Army - Rochester Area
$7,000 for camp scholarships for needy children

Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach
$10,000 for counseling and support for incarcerated women

St Joseph's Neighborhood Center
$10,000 for building renovation and equipment for neighborhood health clinic

Senior Services/Health Care

The Golisano Foundation supported several programs designed to help senior citizens remain independent in their homes and comforable in assisted living arrangements. The Foundation also funded health care services for those who are sick and may be without support from family or friends.

AIDS Rochester
$10,000 to support harm reduction/syringe exchange program

BENINCASA $5,000 to support hospice services for the terminally ill

Mercy Center with the Aging
$7,800 for the “Care for the Caregiver" support program

Serenity House of Victor
$20,000 for comfort care equipment for the terminally ill

Sisters of Mercy
$10,000 for equipment upgrade

Sisters of St Josephs
$11,000 for Sisters Care - a home health service for the elderly and disabled

Total Grants Awarded: $1,508,565