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:
Your support for CGR is support for facts, data, straightforward analysis of issues, and practical recommendations that leaders can implement.
Implementing a Landmark Municipal Consolidation | Princeton, NJ
CGR designed and facilitated implementation of the merger of Princeton township and borough, the largest consolidation in New Jersey in nearly a century. Through its second year, the new approach has saved taxpayers more than $2 million and yielded lower tax rates.
Highlighting Links Between Transportation and Poverty | Rochester, NY
Local transportation nonprofit in upstate New York wants rigorous analysis examining intersections between transit and poverty to help inform and drive advocacy for improved and more equitable transit options in their city and county.