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.

Pre-K Through 12 Education

  • Greater Rochester Summer Learning Association
  • Rochester Childfirst Network
  • Project READ
  • Center for Urban Education Success (CUES)

Jewish Life & Culture

  • Jewish Community Federation of Greater Rochester
  • Jewish Senior Life
  • Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester
  • Jewish Community Center Ames Amzalak Rochester International Jewish Film Festival

Health Care Access

  • Highland Hospital (Konar Professorship)
  • Nazareth College (Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute)
  • Strong Memorial Hospital (William and Sheila Konar Center for Digestive and Liver Diseases)
  • University of Rochester (The William and Sheila Konar Family Professorship in Geriatrics, Palliative Medicine, and Person-Centered Care)
  • University of Rochester (The William and Sheila Konar Endowed Professorship)
  • University of Rochester [Alzheimer’s Disease Care, Research and Education Program (AD-CARE)]
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Cultural & Civic Grantees

  • Geva Theatre Center
  • The Crisis Nursery of Greater Rochester (Owen’s House)
  • Foodlink Community Kitchen
  • The George Eastman Museum

Tolerance Education

  • Monroe Community College (Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project)
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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