Caring for Community

Caring for Community Grant Recipients

Caring for Community Grant Recipients

Arc of Monroe, Rochester New York - $25,000

The Arc of Monroe is a nonprofit that helps people in Rochester with intellectual and developmental disabilities find opportunities for independence.

The HSCF Caring for Community grant of $25,000 will be used to enhance and improve the conditions for residents in one of The Arc’s residential facilities with a focus on remodeling a bathroom to make it more accessible for the aging and disabled population that lives there.

The Arc operates 30 residences in the Rochester area, supporting more than 1,400 adults and their families with disabilities through residential, vocational, day habilitation, health, guardianship and service coordination programs. Their goal is to help support people with disabilities and help them lead a full life within the community of Monroe. The Arc has been a part of the community in Monroe County for 61 years.

The City of Tampa Florida Parks & Recreation Department - $25,000

The City of Tampa, Florida Parks & Recreation mission is to provide and preserve quality parks and recreation opportunities for all. Tampa will use the grant funds to install beach mats that extend from the parking lots to the high tide mark at three targeted beaches to provide improved access for mobility-challenged visitors.

This project will ensure individuals with disabilities are given the same opportunities to enjoy the amenities the City of Tampa beaches have to offer. It is noted that approximately 20% of the population in the Tampa area suffer from some form of mobility limitation.