Grants 2009

Children and Youth Programs

Advocacy Center (The)
$15,000 Monroe County Developmental Disabilities Advocacy Program.

Autism Council of Rochester (The)
$2,500 Recreation activities and support services for students with autism.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester
$20,000 After-school program for elementary students with multiple disabilities.
Camp Abilities at SUNY Brockport
$5,000 Camp Abilities 2009, a summer sports camp for youth who are blind or visually impaired.
CP Rochester
$7,500 Shared Ski Adventures, an adaptive ski program for individuals with disabilities.
Dazzle School of Visual & Performing
$10,000 Music, art and after-school programs for students with developmental disabilities.
Easter Seals New York
$25,000 Pediatric Therapeutic Self-Regulation Program for children with disabilities.
$20,000 Therapeutic equestrian program for individuals with disabilities.
Flower City Down Syndrome Network
$6,000 Programs and support to families with a member who has Down syndrome.
Greater Rochester NY Spina Bifida
$4,000 Youth Adventurers and Campus Connection support programs for students with disabilities.
Happiness House
$10,000 2009 summer day camp for children with developmental disabilities and autism.
Institute for Innovative Transition at Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, University of Rochester
$300,000 Support services to high school students with disabilities as they transition from to the adult world of employment or college-based opportunities.
Rochester School for the Deaf
$10,000 Project D.E.A.F. – visually oriented fitness equipment and fitness curriculum development for students who are deaf.
School of the Holy Childhood
$5,000 Scholarship Fund for students with developmental disabilities.
Sisters of Mercy – Andrews Center<
$15,000  Residential care home for infants and children with multiple disabilities.

Adult and Family Support Services

Cobblestone Arts Center
$10,000 Celebrating the Arts day hab and therapy program for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Continuing Developmental Services (CDS)
$25,000 Electronic record keeping system to assist staff serving individuals with developmental disabilities.
Empire Justice Center
$15,000 Disability Rights Advocacy Project.
Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind
$25,000 Apprentice guide dog trainer/instructor position.
Heritage Christian Services
$25,000 Construction of respite home for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Hochstein School of Music
$25,000 Music therapy for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Humane Society @ Lollypop Farm
$20,000 Pet-assisted therapy program for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Isaiah House
$10,000 Capital improvements to hospice house.

LIFESPAN / Al Sigl Center
$20,000 Future Care Planning Services – Guardianship services to assist aging parents of adult children with developmental disabilities.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
$10,000 MS Independence Program providing assistance to families needing adaptive equipment or vehicle/home modifications.

Rochester Museum & Science Center
$10,000 Community Partner Pass program for organizations serving individuals with disabilities.
Special Olympics New York
$12,500 Young Athletes for elementary children and bowling program for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Community Services

Ad Council of Rochester
$5,000 Marketing/communication support for non-profit organizations.
Grantmakers Forum of New York
$5,000 Informational and  professional development services for philanthropic organizations.

Total Grants Awarded in 2009 – $677,500