What Is the Rome Community Foundation?


The mission of the Foundation is to assist in providing monetary resources for the present and future enrichment of the Rome area community.

From Gifts to Grants

The Rome Community Foundation is a non-profit organization that accepts gifts and bequests which are held, invested, and administered under the direction of the Foundation's Board of Directors. The Rome Community Foundation has about $6.5 million dollars in assets which are under professional management. Income from the investment of these funds is used award grants which benefit the people of and charities in the Rome area.

Rome Community Foundation Brochure

For a brochure of the Rome Community Foundation with details of its history, fund types, donation possibilities, organizations supported and more, please download the Rome Community Foundation Brochure (pdf).

The Rome Community Foundation announces awards for 2022.

The Rome Community Foundation has awarded $166,350 in grants to Rome area charitable organizations in the latest distributions for the 4th Quarter of 2022. The grants, ranging from $2,520 to $35,000, were made to 13 tax-exempt organizations..

According to Victor J. Fariello Jr., Executive Director of the Foundation, the funding was approved by the organization's Board of Directors based on the recommendations of the Foundation’s Stevens-Kingsley Fund advisors, the Grant Committee, and the Rome Area UW Fund advisors.Rome Community Foundation Board Members meet four times a year to review grant proposals for projects that benefit Rome area residents.

For a complete list of these awards (and all the Rome Community Foundation awards), visit the Grants To Date page.