Grants 2016

Children and Youth Services

Best Buddies New York
$150,000 Establish a regional office in WNY for one on one friendships between students with and without disabilities

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

Center for Youth (The)
$15,000 Crisis Nursery serves siblings of medically fragile, sick and disabled children of ill/disabled parents who have limited or no other safe, short-term support systems.

CP Rochester
$7,500   Rochester Rookies adaptive sport program for youth with disabilities.

David’s Refuge
$2,500 Respite support for parents of children with developmental disabilities in the Rochester area.

Daystar, Inc.
$50,000  Family Advocacy Program providing families with case management and care coordination for medically complex children.

Dazzle School of Visual & Performing Arts
$15000 In-home support services and care coordination for families who have a child/young adult with IDD and significant behavioral challenges.

Gliding Stars of Rochester
$10,000   Adaptive ice skating program for individuals with disabilities.

$10,000   Inclusive summer employment program for students with developmental disabilities.

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

JCC of Greater Rochester
$5,000  Adaptive swimming/water equipment for individuals with developmental disabilities to use in aquatic classes.

Legal Assistance of Western New York
$50,000 Education Advocacy Project to assist students and their families with accessing appropriate education supports to improve success in school and to empower them to be self advocates.

Mary Cariola Children’s Center
$200,000  Construction of residence for medically complex youth with significant developmental 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 School for the Deaf
$5,000 Adapted outdoor playground equipment to meet the needs of young children at the early childhood center who are hard of hearing or deaf.

Rochester Special Hockey
$10,000 Rochester Ice Cats hockey program for youth with developmental disabilities

Sisters of Mercy – Andrews Center
$15,000   Residential home for infants and children with significant disabilities.

Adult and Family Support Services

ABVI Goodwill
$85,000  Equipment to improve work efficiency and enhance manufacturing process for employees who are blind or visually impaired.

Al Sigl Center
$290,000 “Celebrating Abilities” Campaign for renovations and improvements to the Elmwood Campus

Bridges for Brain Injury, Inc.
$7,500 Smartboard for Rehabilitative Day Program to improve independent living skills for participants with TBI. 

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

FoodLink, Inc.
$25,000 Facility renovations to improve food distribution to providers serving those with developmental disabilities.

Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind
$20,000  Guide dog training and placement

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

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
$50,000  Dental equipment to better care for and treat individuals with developmental disabilities.

Rochester Museum & Science Center
$10,000 Community Partner Pass program for organizations serving individuals with disabilities.

School of the Holy Childhood
$250,000 Capital project to transform and expand workshop Special Touch Bakery to create integrated employment opportunities and workforce development for individuals with developmental disabilities.

WXXI Public Broadcasting
$160,000 Year round disability programming and inclusive education using radio, TV and other media venues ( Move to Include).

Wayne ARC
$100,000 Capital project to transform sheltered workshops into the Street of Shops that will expand workforce development and integrated employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.

YTD   $  1,601,500