The William & Sheila Konar Foundation was created for the purpose of improving lives by promoting educational opportunities, access to health care, and a more tolerant civil society. We are honored to support organizations and initiatives – in Rochester, New York, and beyond – which align with our values and share our vision for a bright future. What follows is a selection of recent grantees and the funding priorities supported by their work.

If you’re doing work that aligns with our funding priorities and would like to explore whether your organization may be eligible for a grant from the Konar Foundation, we invite you to contact us.

Jewish Life & Culture

  • Jewish Community Federation of Greater Rochester
  • Jewish Senior Life
  • Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester

Cultural & Civic Grantees

  • The George Eastman Museum

Health Care Access

  • Nazareth College
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • University of Rochester

Pre-K Through 12 Education

Tolerance Education

  • Monroe Community College
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Freedom House