Help increase CGR's impact in the community

As you know, our mission to enable positive community change through the highest quality research, analysis, data insight and collaboration remains vitally important. Your support of CGR allows us to invest in our staff and ensure that our capabilities match community needs, so that we can continue to support the organizations and initiatives working to meet today’s numerous challenges.

In 2023, some of our key efforts focused on:

  • Climate: We are working with the Climate Solutions Accelerator to develop climate indicators for the ACT Rochester website, and to explore workforce opportunities and challenges as the regional economy transitions toward clean energy.
  • Philanthropic impact: We are partnering with ESL Foundation to develop measures of impact from its growing regional grantmaking.
  • Food insecurity: We are investigating new, private sector-based solutions to food insecurity throughout Upstate New York with the New York University Stern Center for Sustainable Business in a project funded by Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.
  • Public safety: We are working in more than 10 communities across and beyond New York State to help rethink and in some cases restructure fire, EMS, ambulance and police services to ensure they can sustainably meet residents’ needs.
  • Transportation options and safety: We are supporting Reconnect Rochester by developing indicators for ACT Rochester that track public transit, bicycle options and the safety of our roads for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Upward mobility: We work with the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative to foster upward mobility in our community so that residents have not only more income and ability to meet their basic needs but also power, autonomy, and a sense of belonging.

CGR uses philanthropic donations to keep our nonprofit research and consulting practice strong and responsive to our community’s most pressing challenges. We thank you for your support! 

Erika Rosenberg

Erika Rosenberg
President and CEO

To Make a Tax-Deductible Gift

If you have any questions please contact Karen Yorks or call (585) 327-7070.

Contributions to the Fund for the Public Interest are tax deductible. A copy of our annual financial report may be obtained upon request from CGR (1 South Washington Street, Suite 400, Rochester, NY 14614) or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau (28 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10005 or or 212-416-8401).