Women and Philanthropy

Philanthropy transforms communities. 

Philanthropy transforms communities and Rochester has a long history of philanthropic giving. Philanthropy, large and small, has taken place across the community for nearly two centuries. Many of them went unnoticed due to modesty or anonymity, or because quiet efforts were not celebrated or acknowledged in a way that is easily accessible.

Philanthropy is often considered an activity of the wealthy, but the act of giving permeates all walks of life.  Organizations like the Rochester Area Community Foundation and the United Way of Greater Rochester have worked with countless individuals and groups to create and improve services related to the health, education, arts, and economic mobility of the area.