Invest in the Future of Your Community, you’ll be glad you did!


Of American households donate to charity


Of all giving comes from individuals

Many Ways to Give

Consider what you can give and making it meaningful for you and helpful to those who will ultimately benefit. It’s not the size of the gift because every gift matters. Give to support a cause, address a need or help a charitable organization. You can start your own fund, scholarship, or give to an existing fund.

For more than 30 years, the Community Foundation has connected people who care with causes that matter. We offer you several ways to give whether your goal is to support a favorite cause, honor a loved one or create your personal legacy.

With over 100 Funds, Where Do I Begin?

You can begin here by making a donation to an existing fund to champion a specific cause, support your favorite charity or honor a loved one. The Community Foundation manages more than 100 funds for the benefit of our community and that gives you 100 ways to give. The categories of funds are below:

Unrestricted Funds

Provides the maximum capacity and flexibility to respond to our community’s changing needs.

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Field of Interest Funds

Provides the flexibility to award grants that benefit a specific area of interest.

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Designated Funds & Agency Endowment Funds

Supports a specific non-profit organization.

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Donor Advised Funds

Support the charitable interests of the founding donors.

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Scholarship Funds

Assist an outstanding or needy student in achieving their educational goals.

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Donor Stories

The Community Foundation of Greater Rochester Congratulates the 2017 Scholarship Recipients!



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