Grants 2004

Services for Individuals with Disabilities

Enabling those with disabilities to more fully participate in the community is an ongoing goal of the Golisano Foundation. In 2004, the Golisano Foundation supported a variety of programs for individuals with disabilities to ensure active involvement, greater independence and increased productivity, programs that support legal and educational advocacy, expand employment opportunities, offer housing options and support services, organize and expand summer camps and recreation as well as planning services for older individuals with disabilities and their aging caregivers. With steadfast and stable support from the Golisano Foundation, dedicated agency staff worked hand-in-hand with determined and courageous clients and their families to overcome obstacles that prevent them from fully participating in all aspects of our community.

Advocacy Center
$10,000 for Developmental Disabilities Advocacy program

ARC of Monroe County
$130,000 for program and facility enhancements for aging individuals with developmental disabilities

ARC Wyoming/Livingston County
$37,500 for a recreation program vehicle for the developmentally disabled

Bishop Sheen Housing
$5,000 for emergency home repair for disabled homeowners

Camp Abilities
b for a summer sports camp for blind/visually impaired youth

CAP (Children Awaiting Parents)
$25,000 for "One Child at a Time" adoption program for disabled children

Continuing Development Services/Unistel
$100,000 for expansion of Unistel spice production and employment of the developmentally disabled

Cobblestone Arts Center
$8,000 for Celebrating the Arts, a music and dance program for individuals with disabilities

Compeer, Inc.
$25,000 for Skillbuilders, a life skills training program for the mentally ill

CP Rochester
$5,000 for Shared Ski Adventures for individuals with cerebral palsy

Daniel & Friends Summer Camp
$2,500 for Camp Talkalot, a summer camp for children who stutter

$10,000 for specialized childcare/respite for special needs infants

Dazzle Theatre of Visual & Performing Arts
$10,000 for theatre enhancements for productions by the disabled

East House Corporation
$25,000 for expanded job development and placement for the disabled

Eastman Dental Center
$24,700 to expand dental care for the developmentally disabled

$25,000 for a therapeutic riding program for the disabled

Greater Rochester Spina Bifida
$5,000 for the Youth Adventurers Group for teens with spina bifida

Happiness House/FL United Cerebral Palsy
$122,600 for facility renovations and expansion for disability services

Ibero American Action League
$50,000 for the Lazos Fuertes mental health center

LDA Life and Learning Services
$80,000 for Educational Advocacy Services for students with learning disabilities

$150,000 for Future Care Planning Services for older individuals with disabilities and their aging caregivers

Mary Cariola Children's Center
$30,000 to renovate a therapy room for children with sensory integration dysfunction

Medical Motor Service
$25,000 for improvements to the Call Center for rider-assisted transportation

People, Inc.
$10,000 for creating the web-based Museum of disABILITY History

PILOR (Public Interest Law Office of Rochester)
$25,000 for the Disability Rights Advocacy Project

Rochester IceCats
$7,000 for ice hockey program for disabled children

Rochester Museum & Science Center
$5,000 for Community Partner Pass for organizations serving the disabled

Rochester Rehabilitation Center Inc.
$25,000 for specially equipped vehicles used for disabled driver training

Upstate Guide Dog Association
$20,000 for home-based training program for guide dogs

Urban League of Rochester
$25,000 for Developmental Disabilities Community Case Management Services

YMCA of Greater Rochester
$25,000 to renovate camp facilities to expand programs for disabled youth

Senior Support Services

In 2004, the Golisano Foundation supported programs that provided support and comfort to the sick and terminally ill, and offered education and training services to families to help seniors remain independent in their homes.

Alzheimer's Association
$10,000 for the Hallway of Hope, Alzheimer support services and education

Mount Carmel House Inc.
$5,000 for roof replacement on hospice house

Community Development and Prevention Services

Various types of programs are necessary in order to nurture and build strong communities. Learning takes many forms, from traditional institutes of higher education to community-based programs that teach prevention and life skills. Last year, the Golisano Foundation supported the following programs in an effort to increase training opportunities for local non-profit agencies as well as assist young people make positive choices leading to productive lives.

Ad Council of Rochester
$5,000 for marketing and communication training for non-for-profits

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

Center for Youth
$10,000 for transitional living program for homeless and runaway youth

Institute for Social Entrepreneurship
$133,375 to support the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship, training and community development services

Total Grants Awarded: $1,223,175