May 8, 2023

Ford program returns to Rochester, nonprofits encouraged to apply for new van

This year marks the 26th year for the philanthropic initiative, but the first since 2015 for Rochester nonprofits.

Patrick Russell-Walsh, new executive director of Corn Hill Navigation (photo provided).
May 5, 2023

Russell-Walsh takes helm at Corn Hill Navigation

Corn Hill Navigation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting the community and visitors to Rochester’s historic waterways through boat experiences and educational programs. The group operates the Sam Patch and will launch a second cruise vessel the coming weeks.

May 2, 2023

Paychex addresses hunger, physical health with a donation to Foodlink  

The gift is part of a $1 million grant from the Paychex Charitable Foundation to the national hunger relief organization Feeding America. 

May 1, 2023

CNB donation to Sands Family YMCA focuses on children’s play 

With the bank’s gift of $350,000, the area will be named the CNB Midway: Adventure Center and Child Watch.  

May 1, 2023

Rappel down a skyscraper for a good cause  

The annual 21 Stories for Scouts returns on Friday, May 12 for its 14th year. Participants will rappel the 19-story Kodak Tower as part of a fundraiser for the scouting program.  

Apr 28, 2023

Rochester Community Equity Champions announced at Health Equity Conference 

The African American and Latino Health coalitions held the Speak Life! 2023 Health Equity Conference this week at the Strathallan Hotel.  

Apr 26, 2023

The Strong announces grand opening of new exhibit space

With the new space, The Strong will be one of the largest history museums in the United States. 

Apr 24, 2023

Applications open for Leadership Development Programs Class of 2023 

The programs include the Latino Leadership Program, African American Leadership Program, Emerging Leaders Program and the PRIDE Leadership Program.  

Apr 20, 2023

Spoke Fitness event raises funds for Golisano Autism Center  

Spoke Fitness recently hosted a fitness event where the proceeds were donated to the Golisano Autism Center.  The event – which was held in conjunction with Autism Acceptance Month and held at the Rochester Main Street Armory – raised $1,200 for the organization.   Seven, four-person teams had two hours to complete 28,000 meters on […]

Apr 14, 2023

Rochester area native donates $1M to the Sands Family YMCA in Canandaigua   

The Sands Family YMCA in Canandaigua has received a $1 million gift from Rochester area native Brian F. Prince for the aquatic center there.

Apr 13, 2023

Nonprofit that assists previously incarcerated individuals celebrates grand opening

The Reentry Association of WNY has opened after receiving American Rescue Plan Act funding from Monroe County as part of the Bring Monroe Back Initiative.  A grand opening was held this week.  The organization – which is located at 727 St. Paul Street – provides services that can meet the needs of people returning home from […]

Apr 6, 2023

Local Habitat chapter’s recent milestone gets celebrity endorsement  

Greater Rochester Habitat for Humanity’s recent milestone of building 100 new homes in the JOSANA neighborhood was recently in the national spotlight with HGTV twins Drew and Jonathan Scott lending their support to the project.   Thanks to a partnership between GRHH and Habitat for Humanity International, the stars of The Property Brothers television show who […]