Grants
to Date

2014 (Sep & Dec)



From the Stevens-Kingsley Fund:


  • Rome Capitol Civic Center — $4,000; new cinema speakers

  • Delta United Methodist Church — $15,000; flat roof replacement project

  • First Presbyterian Church-Westernville — $10,000; installation of handicapped elevator

  • First United Methodist Church — $10,000; church steeple repair work

  • Hospice & Palliative Care — $2,000; medical equipment costs

  • Jervis Public Library — $10,000; purchase of software, hardware, and metal book trucks

  • Rome Christian Center — $15,000; expansion of King's Kids Christian Preschool Program

  • Life Church at Rome Armory — $10,000; restroom renovation project

  • Rome Family YMCA — $10,000; completion of electronic door project

  • Rome Historical Society — $6,880; roof repair work

  • Rome Marines Veterans Center — $5,000; installation of HVAC system

  • Rome Rescue Mission — $20,000; purchase of new vehicle

  • Rome Sports Hall of Fame Museum — $1,000; lighting upgrade project

  • Rome Up and Running — $4,000; art gallery equipment

  • St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church — $7,500; parking lot drainage project

  • Floyd United Methodist Church — $3,500; lighting replacement project

  • Delta Lake Bible Conference Center — $4,500; main lodge renovation project

From the General Endowment Fund:


  • All Saints Polish National Catholic Church — $2,500; window replacement

  • Rome Community Theater — $1,300; purchase and installation of information technology package

  • Rome Christian Center — $11,200; site work for building addition to expand King's Kids Christian Preschool Program

  • First Presbyterian Church — $4,700; installation and completion of alarm system project

  • St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Parish, — $3,900; food pantry relocation

  • Rome Rescue Mission — $5,000; purchase of new vehicle

From the Grow Family Fund:


  • Rome Up and Running — $500; art gallery equipment

From the Elizabeth McKinstry Fund:


  • Jervis Public Library — $600; discretionary spending

  • Rome Family YMCA — $200; discretionary spending

  • First United Methodist Church — $800; discretionary spending

From the Fred Normand Fund:


  • Rome Capitol Civic Center — $1,000; corporate purposes

From miscellaneous designated donations:


  • Rome Clean & Green — $50 (donation by Jeffrey H. Hinman in honor of Nancy Windrath Hinman); "Rome for the Holidays" Christmas lights project

2013 (to date)




  • Rome for the Holidays — $4,600; to refurbish the holiday lights on 100 decorations.

  • Rome Community Theater — $3447; to maintain and improve their parking lot.

From the General Endowment Fund (July 2013):


  • Salvation Army — $3,083; purchase of classroom table and chairs, replacement of three sump pumps.
  • Rome Family Y — $4,800; replacement of sauna.

From the Restricted Fund for the Betterment of Deaf Persons (July 2013):


  • New York State School for the Deaf — $700; repair and reinforcement of cast iron sign.

From the Dyett Grant Fund (July 2013):


  • Herbert T. Dyett Scholarships — $1,000; increases from $45,000 to $46,000 expenditure amount previously approved for funding of scholarship awards in June 2013.

From the Fred Normand Donor-Advised Fund (July 2013):


  • Capitol Theatre — $2,000; fund-raising campaign.

  • Rome Family Y — $600; capital fund.

From the Stevens-Kingsley Fund (May 2013):


  • The City of Rome — for handicapped-accessible pool lifts for public swimming pools.
  • Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. — for initial licensing fees for Smartphone Homecare software.
  • Rome Colts Pop Warner — to help pay for the purchase and installation of a new scoreboard.

2012 (to date)



From the Stevens-Kingsley Fund (Dec 2012):


  • Jervis Public Library — renovation of teen-reader area, $13,470

  • John Bosco House, Utica — window replacement, 5,000

  • Salvation Army — outside lighting & electrical work, 6,600

  • Rome Baseball Association — fencing for fourth field, 5,600

  • Rome Family Y — elevator modernization, 20,000

  • Rome Home — painting & renovations, 5,200

  • Planned Parenthood — autoclave equipment, 3,487

  • City of Rome — tree-planting project, 3,500

  • Capitol Civic Center — new arts facility design, 30,000*

  • Rome Rescue Mission — network server & surveillance system, 27,000*

* approved in concept, subject to final submittal of project details


From the General Endowment Fund (Dec 2012):


  • Rome Community Theater — concession area improvements, 1,000

  • Floyd Methodist Church — digital carillon, 5,000

  • Rome Family Y — elevator modernization, 4,800

From the Elizabeth McKinstry Fund (Dec 2012):*


  • First United Methodist Church — 1,100

  • Jervis Public Library — 825

  • Rome Family Y — 275

* The monies from the Elizabeth McKinstry Fund are distributed in accordance with the wishes of the donor, determined at the time the Fund was established, including grant recipients and grant amounts. Recipient organizations may use the monies for any purpose they deem appropriate.



  • St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Lee Center — to construct a new storage building on its property

  • The Salvation Army — for renovation work at its Rome Citadel Corps building

  • Rome Home — to assist in the work on the front porch railings and iron work

  • Rome Home — not restricted - from the Fred Normand Donor Advised Fund

  • The Salvation Army — renovation and repair work at its Rome Citadel Corps building

  • Rome Baseball Association — for new scoreboard

  • YWCA's Lucy's House — for a new heating and central air unit

  • The Salvation Army — for a new freezer and refrigerator, paint and tile repair

  • The Salvation Army — for folding tables, stackable chairs, and a table caddy

  • First United Methodist Church — to be used at the discretion of the organizations' boards

  • Jervis Library — to be used at the discretion of the organizations' boards

  • Rome Family Y — to be used at the discretion of the organizations' boards

  • Capitol Civic Center — unrestricted grant

  • The First Baptist Church — for emergency repairs as well as for longer-term repair work

  • The Grace Union American Methodist Episcopal Church — for basement and decking repairs

  • St. John the Baptist Church — for brick repairs and new roofing

2011


  • Rome Family YMCA — for computers and conversion of boy's changing room into a family changing room

  • Reach Out and Read — to purchase books for literacy program

  • Rome Baseball Association — to help install a sprinkler system for its Little League baseball field

  • Rome Cemetery Association — to purchase a pickup truck vital to the upkeep of the property

  • The Capitol Theater — to help replace the theater's HVAC

  • Lake Delta Volunteer Fire Department — to assist in the purchase of pagers, gloves, and hoods.

  • The Rome Home — to assist in the replacement of sprinkler heads and elevator code inspection.

2010


  • First United Methodist Church — at the discretion of organization

  • Jervis Public Library — at the discretion of organization

  • Rome Family Y — at the discretion of organization

  • Capitol Civic Center — at the discretion of organization

  • Zion Episcopal Church — Repairs to the Bell Tower

2009


  • The Rome Home — to help repair their cupola

2008


  • Capitol Theater — Theater quality projector and laptop computer

  • Isaac Walton League — Equipment and trail improvement

2007

The Rome Community Foundation provided $151,405 to many organizations in Rome:


  • 1st Presbyterian Church — Assist in restoring stained glass windows

  • Zion Church — Restoration of 2 stained glass windows

  • City of Rome — Guyer Field barrier free playground

  • Rome Home — Replace floor in kitchen, pantry and staff room

  • Salvation Army - Camp Alice Newton — Fencing and pool house repairs

  • Capitol Theater — Digital projection equipment, laptop

  • Rome Cemetery Association — Repair roof on chapel, renovations to office sidewalk and front gate

  • Revolutionary Trails Council — Boys Scouts of America - Camp Kingsley - renovate toilets, shared use with Girl Scouts

  • Jervis Public Library — Main desk shelving & technology upgrades

  • Rome Community Theater — Repairs to sign

  • Rome Memorial Hospital

  • City of Rome — Kennedy Arena Ice Resurfacer

  • Rome Historical Society — Copier

2006

With the addition of funds from the Stevens Kingsley Foundation, the Rome Community Foundation provided over $150,000 in 2006 to many organizations in Rome:


  • Rome Memorial Hospital Foundation — Emergency Room Project
  • Rome Cemetery Association — Fountain Repairs
  • Rome Historical Society — Book Gifts
  • Capitol Theatre — Curtain Replacement & Electrical System Repairs
  • Rome Catholic Schools — Scholarships
  • Rome Police and Firemen's Memorial
  • Rome City School District — Rome Free Academy (RFA) Scoreboard and Camera for "Knight Times"
  • Jervis Public Library — Replacement of Windows/HVAC Wall Units
  • Rome Baseball Association — Irrigation System for 2nd Field
  • First Methodist Church — Support for Elevator Project
  • Welcome Hall — Equipment and New Vehicle
  • Rome Clean & Green — Glesmann House Repairs
  • Rome Home — Replace Dining Room Chairs
  • Rome Main Street Alliance — Support for Building Lighting Project

Other Grant Recipients (since 1999)


  • New York State School for the Deaf (Deaf Fund)
  • Ladder 3 Fund
  • RFA Sundial Project
  • Rome Baseball Association
  • Rome Industrial Development Corporation
  • The Rome Home
  • Rome Catholic Schools
  • Rome Rotary Benefolent Fund
  • Kirkland Art Center (Deaf Fund)
  • Rome Historical Society
  • City of Rome (Mural Lighting Project)
  • Rome Community Theater
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Jervis Public Library
  • Rome Memorial Hospital Fund
  • United Cerebral Palsy
  • Welcome Hall Community Center
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Rome Sports Hall of Fame
  • Resource Center for Independent Living (Deaf Fund)
  • Rome City School District (9th Grade Sports Program)
  • City of Rome (Community Concert Band)
  • First Baptist Church
  • Zion Episcopal Church
  • YMCA of the Greater Tri Valley
  • Humane Society of Rome
  • Rome Cemetery Association