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Grants 2002

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2002 Grants

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
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
The harm reduction/needle exchange program

ARC of Ontario County
A major facility expansion and renovation

Continuing Developmental Services (CDS)
Creative Arts Wellness Program partnering with Unistel

Community Place of Rochester
Facility improvements at site for developmentally disabled

Skillbuilders program for mentally ill individuals

Facility renovations for medically frail infants

DePaul (Parkside Adult Home)
Building renovations at residential facility for the mentally ill

Hope Hall
School building renovations

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

Melissa's Living Legacy Foundation
Website for teens with cancer

Mental Health Association
Self-help directory database

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

Oxford House
Recovery house start-ups in Rochester area

PILOR Public Interest Law Office of Rochester
Special Education Advocacy project

Rochester Rehabilitation Center
IT2 career training program

Rochester School for the Deaf
Building of a high school science lab

School of the Holy Childhood
Information Technology project

SHHH Self Help for Hard of Hearing People
Equipment for the hearing impaired

SUNY College at Brockport
Camp Abilities 2003 sports camp for blind and visually impaired youth

Upstate Guide Dog Association
A home-based puppy raising/training program

Urban League of Rochester EDC
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
Ad Council Academy

Adoption Resource Network
Adoption support and education services

Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Community/school-based mentoring for at risk youth

CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates
Volunteer based support for children/families in foster care

Center for Youth Services
Kitchen renovations at youth emergency shelter

Partners in Community Development
Project Earns, youth development program

Rochester Grantmakers Forum
Rochester Effectiveness Partnership

Roberts Wesleyan College
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
Information technology upgrades

Chances & Changes
Renovations to battered women's shelter

Family Service of Rochester
Information technology upgrades

Greenacres of Rochester, NY
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
Caring for an Aging Loved One Program

Senior Action Plan
To update planning study for senior services

Sisters of Mercy
An emergency generator at senior site

Sisters Care


Total Grants Awarded: $1,179,600