Two local nonprofits receive Excellus grants
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield recently awarded grants to 13 nonprofit organizations in the Rochester region. Two of the recipients — Family Promise of Ontario County Inc and Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation — have ties to local Catholic institutions.
Community Health Awards are given to programs that seek to improve the health or healthcare of specific populations within the Rochester region
Family Promise provides homeless families with safe, secure and supervised temporary lodging while also helping the families to overcome obstacles preventing them from acquiring permanent housing. The organization’s community partners include St. Benedict Parish, St. Patrick Parish, Our Lady of Peace Parish, and St. Peter Parish, all in Ontario County
Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation will use the funds for the rehabilitation of homes for modest-income families and seniors to eliminate health and safety hazards.