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Children’s Institute would like to acknowledge and thank the following foundations that help support our programs and initiatives

2019-2020 Funders

  • $30,000 to support a community convening to advance young people’s social, emotional, and cognitive development both in and out of school through the 'How Learning Happens' Grant. (August, 2019)
     

  • $20,000 for Advanced Analytics to analyze whether RECAP/UPK graduates perform differently in NY State ELA assessments in elementary school. (August, 2019)
     

  • $300,000 for RECAP infrastructure project (May, 2020)
  • $72,000 for a partnership between GRASA and the Whole Child Connection to support quality improvement and SEL in OST programs. (September, 2019)
     

  • $20,000 to increase awareness of Children’s Institute’s new Impact Initiative. (August, 2019)
  • $50,000 for RAPP (Rochester Area Parent Program) to support group discussions and videos for parents of children attending specific Rochester pre-K programs. (July, 2019)
     

  • $50,000 for RAPP (Rochester Area Parent Program) to support group discussions and videos for parents of children attending specific Rochester pre-K programs. (August, 2019)
  • $700,000 for the Whole Child Connection to support the community in promoting whole child health training and resources. (August, 2019)
     

  • $30,000 for RECAP (May, 2020)
  • $55,000 for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (May, 2020)
  • $20,000 for RECAP (March, 2020)
  • $30,000 for DESSA data collection and reporting for GRASA. (October, 2019)
  • $55,000 for GRASA to evaluate the quality, quantity, and accessibility of out-of-school-time programs in Monroe County. (September, 2019)
  • $55,000 for Behavioral Supports/Pyramid Model to work with programs to identify and reduce the impact of behavioral health challenges among children. (September, 2019)
  • $30,000 for RECAP to provide community wide assessments for pre-k classrooms. (September, 2019)
     

  • $30,000 for GROW and RAPP (April, 2020)
     

  • $45,000/year for 3 years for Primary Project (July, 2019)
  • $243,000 to close the digital poverty divide for Pre-K families

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant award

ROCHESTER WHOLE CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE RECEIVES FEDERAL SUPPORT

Children’s Institute is pleased to announce a grant award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA’s Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health Grant Program (Project LAUNCH) has awarded a grant for $800,000 this year, renewable for up to five years, totaling $4 million for the Rochester Whole Child Health Initiative: A Cross-Sector Collaboration to Help Kids Thrive. This will fund the integration of organizations that work with children and families to promote the wellness of young children, ages 0-8, by addressing their social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and behavioral development. Ann Marie White, Ed.D., Children’s Institute’s Executive Director commented, “This grant focuses on improving the lives of children in Rochester. We join with families in ensuring children have the foundation for strong social and emotional growth from the start. Together with partner agencies, we will work to close some service gaps to make comprehensive preventative care for children more possible in our community.” (September, 2019)

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charper [at] childrensinstitute.net (Cindy Harper), Senior Development Manager, (585) 295-1000, ext. 237