Grants 2015

Children and Youth Services

Bivona Child Advocacy Center
$75,000 Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Education Program for agencies serving children with development disabilities.

Camp Abilities at SUNY Brockport
$6,000 Camp Abilities 2015 – summer camp for youth who are blind or visually impaired.

$7,500 To create a video documentary about Camp Abilities highlighting youth who are blind or visually impaired as being active, healthy and productive students and community members.

Cobblestone Arts Center
$10,000 Celebration of youth summer arts and inclusive employment program for youth with and without disabilities.

Dazzle School of Visual & Performing Arts
$3,000 Kids helping Kids, inclusive summer enrichment program for children with developmental disabilities.

Hope Hall
$15,000 Mastery in Learning Scholarship Program for students with disabilities.

JCC of Greater Rochester
$10,000 Inclusive before and after-school program for children and youth with special needs, esp. those on autism spectrum.

Regional Center for Independent Living
$10,000 Development of social & leadership skills for youth with disabilities.

Rochester City Ballet
$3,000 Provide children with autism an opportunity to experience the performing arts with a sensory–friendly production of Peter & The Wolf.

Rochester Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
$10,000 Rochester Rookies adaptive sport program for youth with disabilities.

Starbridge (Formerly LDA Life & Learning Services)
$10,000 Educational support services for students with developmental disabilities.

Upstate Medical University Foundation
Golisano Children’s Hospital
$990.73 First Giving Donations for Upstate Medical University Foundation.

Adult and Family Support Services

Ad Council
$10,000 Marketing/communication support for non-profit organizations that serve individuals with disabilities.

AL Sigl Center
$710,000 “Celebrating Abilities” Campaign for renovations and improvements to the Elmwood Campus.

Bridges for Brain Injury, Inc.
$15,000 Upgrade IT hardware and software to better assist individuals with traumatic brain injuries.

Genesee County Chapter NYSARC, Inc.
Genesee ARC
$75,000 Renovations to facility that houses the One Stop Recycling Center, an inclusive employment center for people with development disabilities.

In The Drivers Seat/Heritage Christian Services
$ 25,000 Provide tools, support and updated resources for families to navigate and utilize Self-Directed Services

Heritage Christian Services
$ 22,000 Partners towards Independence program, community planning study on needs of families who have young children with developmental disabilities.

Hochstein School of Music
$15,000 Music therapy for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Humane Society @ Lollypop Farm
$7,500 Pet Assisted Therapy for individuals with disabilities

Lifetime Assistance
$40,000 Adaptive lift and transfer equipment for residential group homes serving adults with developmental disabilities.

Medical Motor Service of Rochester
$50,000 Mobility Management Collaborative- a multi-agency collaborative to improve transportation services for individuals with disabilities.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
$10,000 MS Independence Program providing assistance to families for adaptive equipment and home renovations .

Rochester Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
$30,000 DRIVEon- Provide tools, support, and updated resources for families to navigate and utilize Self-Directed Services.

Seneca Cayuga ARC
$50,000 The Rural Autism Initiative – Family support & service collaborative of ARC of Seneca Cayuga, Ontario and Yates counties.

WXXI Public Broadcasting Council
$140,000 Year round disability programming and inclusive education using radio, TV, and other media venues (move to include).