Recent Funding

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

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


  • $55,000 for GRASA (Greater Rochester After-School Alliance) to evaluate the quality, quantity, and accessibility of out-of-school-time programs in Monroe County
  • $55,000 for Behavioral Supports/Pyramid Model to work with programs to identify and reduce the impact of behavioral health challenges among children
  • $30,000 for RECAP (Rochester Early Childhood Assessment Partnership) to provide community wide assessments for pre-k classrooms


  • $50,000 for the Rochester Area Parent Program (see above)
  • $700,000 for the Training and Coaching Center for Healthy Futures to support the community in promoting whole child health training and resources.


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

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


September, 2019: 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.”

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