Our Grantees

2016 Grants ($175,000)

RWGC co-chairs Melinda Andolina and Shirley King with 2016 grantees -- Photo by Lori Farr

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Big Brothers, Big Sisters: Little Sisters, Big Futures $10,000
Ladies Attaining Self-Sufficiency: LASS $2,100
Rochester Regional Health: Project Independence $25,000
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection: Venture-Up Grant $50,000
Borinquen Dance Theater $25,000
Cameron Community Ministries: Respect and Responsibility (R&R) for Girls $13,250
Empire Justice Center: C.A.S.H. Coach $20,000
Society for the Protection and Care of Children: Teen Age Parents Support Services (TAPPS) $20,150
Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach: Women Empowerment Program (a program of Jennifer House) $9,500


2015 Grants ($165,000)

RWGC co-chairs Shirley King and Melinda Andolina with 2015 grantees -- Photo by Lori Farr
 
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection: Venture-Up Grant (to be awarded over 2 years) $100,000
Borinquen Dance Theater: Expansion Grant (an additional $16,500 from The Community Foundation) $16,500
Cameron Community Ministries: Respect and Responsibility (R&R) for Girls $11,500
Coffee Connection: Career Development for Women in Recovery $15,000
Empire Justice Center: C.A.S.H. Coach $15,000
Judicial Process Commission: Women's Legal Action Project and Support Services $25,000
Society for the Protection and Care of Children: Teen Age Parents Support Services (TAPPS) $25,000
Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach: Women Empowerment Program (a program of Jennifer House) $7,000


2014 Grants ($145,074)

RWGC co-chairs Shirley King and Paula Carter with 2014 grantees -- Photo by Lori Farr
 
Borinquen Dance Theater, Self Development and Dance Program $9,000
Cameron Community Ministries, Respect and Responsibility for Girls $9,177
Catholic Family Center: Healthy Sisters Soup and Bean Works Program $10,000
Empire Justice Center: C.A.S.H. Coach $15,000
Judicial Process Commission: Women's Legal Action Project and Support Services $25,000
MCC Foundation: Latina College Recruitment Initiative $22,897
RESOLVE of Greater Rochester, Inc.: Safe Journey Financial Counseling Program $5,000
Sisters Together Achieving Results (STAR) $7,000
Society for the Protection and Care of Children: Teen Age Parents Support Services (TAPPS) $25,000
Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach: Women Empowerment Program (a program of Jennifer House) $7,000
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center: Women on the Move $10,000


2013 Grants ($132,000)

2013 grant recipients STAR (Sisters Together Achieving Results) founders with RWGC co-chair Shirley King -- Photo by Lori Farr
 
AAUW: Women Helping Girls: Envision - Experience Program $8,500
Borinquen Dance Theatre: Self Development and Dance Program $5,000
Catholic Family Center: Healthy Sisters Soup and Bean Works Program $10,000
Empire Justice Center: C.A.S.H. Coach $15,000
Judicial Process Commission: Women's Legal Action Project $20,000
Safe Journey: Survivor Transition Program/Financial Counseling $5,000
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center: Women on the Move $10,000
Sisters Together Achieving Results (STAR) $5,000
Society for the Protection and Care of Children: Teen Age Parents Support Services (TAPPS) $22,000
Sojourner House at PathStone: Henrietta Hammond Institute for Life Skills (HHILS) $11,500
YWCA: School Age Parents Program: College Readiness $20,000


2012 Grants ($108,000)

Borinquen Dance Theater $5,000
Empire Justice Center: C.A.S.H. (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) $10,000
Judicial Process Commission: Women's Legal Action Project and Support Services $20,000
Lifespan: Women in Transition Services (WITS), Computer Literacy Project $9,500
PathStone Corporation: Determined Divas $20,000
Safe Journey: Survivor Transition Program/Financial Counseling Services $5,000
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center: Women on the Move $10,000
SPCC: Teen Age Parents Support Services (TAPSS) $19,000
Sojourner House at PathStone: Henrietta Hammond Institute for Life Skills (HHILS) $9,500


2011 Grants ($86,500)

American Association of University Women: Women Helping Girls $8,500
Ausangate Creations: The Coffee Connection $8,000
Catholic Family Center: Healthy Sister Soup & Bean Works $10,000
Center for Teen Empowerment: Female-Male Youth Dialogue Services $8,000
The Corner Place Tutoring Program: Math Matters Program $7,553
Empire Justice Center: C.A.S.H. $10,000
Safe Journey: Survivor Resettlement Program $5,000
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center: Women on the Move $10,000
SPCC: Successful Futures $10,000
Sojourner House: Henrietta Hammond Institute $9,447


2010 Grants ($55,000)

American Association of University Women: Girls Taking Charge Program $8,000
Ausangate Creations: Women's Opportunity for Work Program $10,000
Brockport Auxiliary Service Club: Leadership Academy for Girls $5,750
Corner Place Tutoring Program: Math Matters $5,504
Safe Journey: Survivor Resettlement Program $7,106
Volunteers of America: Working Wardrobe on Wheels $8,640
YWCA: School-Age Parents Program $10,000


2009 Grants ($55,312)

Borinquen Dance Theater Year Round Development $5,000
Catholic Family Center Healthy Sisters $10,000
Heritage Christian Services Leadership Training $9,812
Hope Hall Scholarship Program $5,500
Sojourner House Henrietta Hammond Life Skills $10,000
Visiting Nurse Foundation Life Skills Support Program $5,000
YWCA of Rochester School-Age Parents Program $7,500
Wilson Commencement Park RAFIKI $2,500


2008 Grants ($33,500)

Ausangate Creations The Coffee Connection $10,000
Hope Hall Susan B. Anthony Project $1,000
Rochester Childfirst Network Day Care Licensing $6,000
Sojourner House Henrietta Hammond Life Skills $10,000
Volunteers of America $5,000
Wilson Commencement Park RAFIKI $1,500