Help CGR Increase Our Community Impact

There are countless investments you could make with your charitable dollar. Consider supporting CGR to increase our positive impact in the community.

Kodak founder George Eastman started CGR to “get things done for the community.” Eastman wanted to infuse local government with expertise, innovation and data-driven analysis to ensure that Rochester was a world-class community. The world has changed a lot since then, but our mission hasn’t. We still focus on empowering community leaders with the best information, analysis and insight to drive positive change.

How we do that has changed. We work for charitable foundations as much as government. We publish online as much as on paper. We use graphics and interactive presentations to communicate our findings along with reports. We support collaborative community change efforts tackling our most entrenched problems such as ROC the Future and the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative.

This year, CGR projects have:

  • Helped funders throughout the state better understand nonprofits in their communities and what they need to succeed through studies of capacity-building assets and gaps
  • Informed the strategic planning effort of a new statewide health foundation through white papers on vulnerable populations and complex systems
  • Supported nonprofits in strategic planning to sharpen their priorities and impact
  • Helped local governments assess service delivery and structure to stretch tax dollars further

Your support for CGR is support for facts, data, straightforward analysis of issues, and practical recommendations that leaders can implement.

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