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ESL awards grants totaling $8.8M to Rochester area organizations  

ESL awards grants totaling $8.8M to Rochester area organizations  

ESL Federal Credit Union awarded 119 grants totaling $8.8 million in the first quarter of this year to local organizations that provide critical services and programs to individuals and families. 

 “At ESL we are committed to helping our community thrive and prosper and a key way we live up to that is to support nonprofit organizations that work to lift people up to achieve their goals,” said Ajamu Kitwana, vice president and director of Community Impact at ESL. “These organizations are helping to improve the quality of life for thousands, and we look forward to the results that will come from their hard work.”  

The ESL Community Impact team reinvests in the community through philanthropic grants aligned with three areas of focus: expanding individual opportunity through quality education and employment, building strong neighborhoods that are affordable and connected, and strengthening organizations.  

The team also works to share that highlight the organizations and people doing this important, benevolent work in the community. 

Among the awardees this quarter were: Rochester Housing Development Corp. ($400,000), Children’s Institute ($375,000), Encompass Resources for Learning ($375,00), Father Tracy Advocacy Center ($50,000), Dress for Success ($48,475), Clyde-Savannah Central School District ($25,000), One Solider at a Time ($7,000) and Turkish Society of Rochester ($10,000).  

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