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Grants 2009

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Children and Youth Programs

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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

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Celebrating the Arts day hab and therapy program for individuals with developmental disabilities.

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

Hochstein School of Music
Music therapy for individuals with developmental disabilities.

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

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

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

Community Services

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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

Updated 12.31.08