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Equity Grants: Partnering Against Poverty (Green City Grant)

Grants to Rochester, New York Nonprofits
to Revitalize Distressed Neighborhoods

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Rochester Area Community Foundation

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Grants typically ranging from $25,000 to $30,000 to Rochester, New York nonprofit organizations to enhance the city's physical environment. Funding is intended to revitalize and improve neighborhoods that are distressed or at risk for becoming distressed. Proposals may be for a piece of a longer-term plan or may entirely fund a small but significant enhancement.

Competitive requests will incorporate the following:

- Multiple partners
- Highly visible location
- Community engagement
- Documented plan for funding and completing any routine maintenance required, if applicable
- Considerable potential for sustained impact

Projects must address one or more of the following outcomes and include an evaluation plan to measure success in achieving them:

- More appealing neighborhood
- Target resources to benefit communities at risk
- Sustainable improvements in the environmental condition of public space
- Increased use of public green space
- Operation or staff support

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171159

Number of Grants:

Two grants will be awarded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Typical Grant Size: $25,000 - $30,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant must be a 501(c)(3) organization. Proposed project should be in partnership with the City of Rochester, if applicable.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by Monday, July 1, 2019. Decisions will be announced September, 2019.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application:

Maya Crane
Program Officer, Equity
Rochester Area Community Foundation
500 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607-1912

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York