Capital Community Benchmark Survey
Community Highlights for Rochester Metro
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Rochester Area Community Foundation
Media Contact :
Jennifer Leonard, President and Executive Director
Deborah Ellwood, Vice President for Community Programs
Address 500 East Avenue, Rochester NY 14607
Email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Web address www.racf.org
The Rochester MSA: City of Rochester and the Counties of Monroe, Ontario,
Wayne, Livingston, Genesee, and Orleans
Is your survey
area urban, suburban, rural? All three.
(City of Rochester and the Six Counties, 1999 US Census Bureau estimate)
US Census Bureau 1996 Metropolitan Area Ranking List
US Census Bureau
The six-county Rochester
MSA was selected because it incorporates the full range of community types
in the region-from inner city, to suburban, to remote rural. It also represents
the area served by the Rochester Area Community Foundation.
comprise only about 20% of the region's population, but RACF elected to
over-sample for African American and Hispanic respondents in order to
get enough feedback from those groups to be statistically significant.
RACF's ACTION: PROMOTING MORE AND BETTER SOCIAL CAPITAL
1. Spread interest and knowledge of both the concept of social capital
and the Rochester results through a Broadcast Town Meeting, to be offered
the community through RACF and local public TV WXXI.
2. Engage diverse
"Priority Panel" of community leaders to assist RACF with creating
an expanded Civic Engagement Grantmaking strategy.
Develop and Issue
Civic Engagement Request For Proposals in Spring 2001, with first grant
awarded August 2001