Grants 2002

Services for Individuals with Disabilities

Once again in 2002, consistent with its primary funding focus, the Golisano Foundation supported a wide range of programs for individuals with disabilities, including programs for the visually impaired, support for the mentally ill, special education advocacy, equipment for the hearing impaired and housing services. All funded programs share the Foundatio's goal of providing services in a community environment that emphasizes the dignity of every person and creates opportunities for people with disabilities to be part of that community.

ABVI / Goodwill Industries of Greater Rochester
$28,000 Kid Connect Program, a year-round program for visually impaired children

Advocacy Center
$10,000 for the Developmental Disabilities Program and
$25,000 for the relocation of center office space and site renovations

Aids Rochester
$12,500 The harm reduction/needle exchange program

ARC of Ontario County
$200,000 A major facility expansion and renovation

Continuing Developmental Services (CDS)
$20,000 Creative Arts Wellness Program partnering with Unistel

Community Place of Rochester
$25,000 Facility improvements at site for developmentally disabled

$20,000 Skillbuilders program for mentally ill individuals

$10,000 Facility renovations for medically frail infants

DePaul (Parkside Adult Home)
$100,000 Building renovations at residential facility for the mentally ill

Hope Hall
$50,000 School building renovations

Lifespan/Al Sigl Partner Agencies
$125,000 Future Care Planning Service for disabled and their aging caregivers

Melissa's Living Legacy Foundation
$20,000 Website for teens with cancer

Mental Health Association
$5,300 Self-help directory database

Otetiana Council, Boy Scouts of America
$10,000 Special scouting program for disabled youth

Oxford House
$4,000 Recovery house start-ups in Rochester area

PILOR Public Interest Law Office of Rochester
$25,000 Special Education Advocacy project

Rochester Rehabilitation Center
$25,000 IT2 career training program

Rochester School for the Deaf
$63,000 Building of a high school science lab

School of the Holy Childhood
$25,000 Information Technology project

SHHH Self Help for Hard of Hearing People
$3,000 Equipment for the hearing impaired

SUNY College at Brockport
$7,500 Camp Abilities 2003 sports camp for blind and visually impaired youth

Upstate Guide Dog Association
$20,000 A home-based puppy raising/training program

Urban League of Rochester EDC
$20,000 To develop and operate housing options for the disabled


Education and learning takes many forms, from the more traditional institutes of higher education to community-based programs that strengthen and support families. Again in 2002, 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.

Ad Council of Rochester
$10,000 Ad Council Academy

Adoption Resource Network
$20,000 Adoption support and education services

Big Brothers/Big Sisters
$10,000 Community/school-based mentoring for at risk youth

CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates
$10,000 Volunteer based support for children/families in foster care

Center for Youth Services
$10,000 Kitchen renovations at youth emergency shelter

Partners in Community Development
$5,000 Project Earns, youth development program

Rochester Grantmakers Forum
$10,000 Rochester Effectiveness Partnership

Roberts Wesleyan College
$133,500 Social enterprise services and training institute

Helping Those in Need

Again in 2002 the Golisano Foundation funded a variety of programs that provide assistance to needy 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 Information technology upgrades

Chances & Changes
$5,000 Renovations to battered women's shelter

Family Service of Rochester
$15,000 Information technology upgrades

Greenacres of Rochester, NY
$25,000 Renovations to community center

Senior Services / Health Care In 2002 the Golisano Foundation supported several programs designed to help senior citizens remain independent in their own homes. Grants were funded to help provide instruction for those who take care of an elderly person and how to take care of themselves. Funding was also made available for home health services for those who are sick and without support from family or friends.

Catholic Family Center

Mintenance and repair services for seniors

Mercy Center with the Aging
$22,800 Caring for an Aging Loved One Program

Senior Action Plan
$5,000 To update planning study for senior services

Sisters of Mercy
$5,000 An emergency generator at senior site

Sisters Care $5,000

Total Grants Awarded: $1,179,600