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. 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 2021.

The Rome Community Foundation has awarded $133,052 in grants to Rome area charitable organizations in the latest distributions for the 4th Quarter of 2021. The grants, ranging from $5,000 to $19,000, 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 and the Grant Committee.

The funding was approved at the Foundation Board's December meeting based on recommendations from the Foundation's Stevens- Kingsley Fund advisors, the Foundations Grant Committee and recommendations from established donor-advised funds. Foundation Board Members meet four times a year to review requests made by community groups 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.