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United Way announces $1.1 million in grants to nonprofits across Ontario and Wayne counties

Today, United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes announced $1.1 million in impact grants to 38 nonprofits across Ontario and Wayne counties. Programs that will benefit from these grants include summer camp and after-school programs, youth mentoring programs, homelessness prevention, etc. This announcement comes as United Way marks one year since its six-county merger. 

“It has been an incredible year, bringing together the power of a region to serve our local communities and these grants awarded today are a great example of how we rally together as a region to address critical issues in our community,” said Jaime Saunders, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes. “We are grateful to all of our generous donors and workplace partners that run employee campaigns and make the grants announced today possible.”

More than $400,000 in grants will benefit after-school and youth mentoring programs and more than $100,000 will go towards homelessness prevention, sustainable housing, new homeowner education and utility assistance. The Salvation Army in Canandaigua is one of the organizations that will receive United Way grants. 


“The Salvation Army of Canandaigua provides a broad array of services such as our Golden Spot Senior Program which includes a drop-in center for our senior citizens, our Phoenix Program which is a summer day camp and after-school program for kids, as well as our emergency crisis intervention program which helps meet needs like food, rent, utilities, car repairs, prescription assistance. We cannot offer these types of programs without the support of the United Way,” said Major Pamela Rhodes of the Salvation Army. 

143 workplaces across Ontario and Wayne counties participate in employee campaigns to help raise funds for United Way. Canandaigua National Bank and Trust has created a six-county challenge grant, matching every new and increased donation to United Way up to $500,000. 

“The entire CNB team is extremely proud to make such a large investment in United Way and our region,” said Frank Hamlin, President and CEO of Canandaigua National Bank and Trust and United Way Campaign Chair. “The campaign year is not yet over, so we encourage people to take this opportunity to double their impact.” 


Organizations that will benefit from the impact grants are: 

Ontario County:

BBBS of Greater Rochester NY

Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation

Boys and Girls Club of Geneva

Canandaigua Family YMCA

Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes

Clifton Springs Area YMCA

Coordinated Child Development Program

Family Counseling of the Finger Lakes

Family Promise of Ontario County

Finger Lakes Area Counseling and Recovery Agency

Friendship House of Middlesex, Inc.

Geneva Family YMCA

Geneva Lakefront Child Care

Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. (LawNY)

Literacy Volunteers Ontario Yates

Partnership for Ontario County

Phelps Community Center

Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes

Salvation Army, Canandaigua

Salvation Army, Geneva

Serenity House of Victor, Inc.

St. Vincent DePaul Society


Wayne County:

Alex Eligh Community Center

American Red Cross, Greater Rochester Chapter

BBBS of Greater Rochester NY

Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation

Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes

Family Counseling Services of the Finger Lakes

Family Promise of Wayne County

Finger Lakes Area Counseling and Recovery Agency

Foodlink

Home Meal Service, Inc.

Literary Volunteers of Wayne County

Lyons Community Center

Palmyra Community Center

Victim Resource Center of the Finger Lakes dab Survivor Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes

Wayne Pre-Trial Services, Inc.



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