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Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation
Funding Guidelines
The mission of the Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation is to improve the well being of residents in Yates and Monroe counties, New York, in particular, the City of Rochester. A central concern is disadvantaged children and families and the neighborhoods in which they live.

The Foundation believes that we can best serve those in need by granting time-limited support to nonprofit organizations with programs or projects that provide access to health care, attend to the needs of young children, assist senior citizens, or help families develop economic security.

The Foundation also looks for programs that

Give people the tools they need to help themselves.
Encourage collaboration among agencies and between individuals and agencies.
Have measurable outcomes.
Make long-term commitments to specific neighborhoods.

The Foundation does not fund

The arts
Local chapters of national health-related organizations
Private schools
Religious projects
Projects by individuals
Organizations or projects not in Yates or Monroe Counties
Non 501 (c) (3) organizations

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Sample of Previous Grants

Advertising Council of Rochester - $10,000
To help support the Ad Council Academy, "Enhancing Professional Know How," an educational program for nonprofits

Ausangate Creations - $10,000
To help support the Women's Coffee Connection Program, a program to provide job training for women in drug and alcohol recovery

Al Sigl Center for Rehabilitation Agencies - $50,000
To help support the Future Care Planning Services for aging caregivers of older adults with disabilities, a joint venture relationship between LIFESPAN and the Al Sigl Center

Catholic Family Center - $20,000
To help support the Healthy Sister's Soup & Bean Works, a program of the grantee's Restart Substance Abuse Services for women recovering from drug addiction and women moving from Welfare to Work

Community Partners for Youth, Inc. - $45,000
To help support the Big Brothers Big Sisters program

Compeer, Inc. - $17,500
To help support Compeer For Kids, a mentoring program designed to help disadvantaged and disabled youth with mental illness

Do The Right Thing of Rochester Inc. - $15,000
To help support the Do the Right Thing Program, a public recognition program for Rochester city youth

George Eastman House - $10,000
To support the Senior Citizens Matinee Series at the Dryden Theatre

Enterprise Foundation - $300,000
To provide support for the Rochester Community Development Collaborative

Flower City Habitat for Humanity, Inc. - $30,000
To help sponsor the construction of a single family home on Rauber Street

Genesee Valley Presbyterian Nursing Center - $40,000
To replace Kirkhaven Nursing Home's Nurse Call System

Hillside Work Scholarship Connection, Inc. - $94,500
To help continue the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection, a program that helps youth at risk of dropping out of school complete their education

LIFESPAN of Greater Rochester, Inc. - $314,037
To help support the Geriatric Addictions Program

Monroe Community College Foundation - $20,000
To help support the Child Care Training Initiative of the Rochester Parent Program

Rochester General Hospital Foundation - $100,000
To help support the Health Care School-to-Work Program, a partnership with the hospital and Benjamin Franklin High School

Threshold Center for Alternative Youth Services - $15,000
To help support the program PASS, which develops marketable job skills for at-risk students

United Way Services Corp. - $7,500
To help support the updated Community Profile

Volunteers of America - $15,000
To help fund the replacement of the roof on the Children's Center

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