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ESL Community Partners

Community Crisis Fund Offers Support for Non-Profits

Local non-profit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are invited to apply for financial assistance from the Community Crisis Fund. Together with the Rochester Area Community Foundation, the United Way of Rochester has made funds available for non-profits who have experienced significant financial hardship due to the costs associated with reopening or maintaining safe operations.

For more information or to apply, interested organizations should click here. Applications will be reviewed on the third Friday of every month starting on August 21.


ESL is committed to the success and growth of our community. A major part of that growth is continuing education. ESL is proud to offer two scholarships to individuals in the Rochester area.

Branch Sponsorships

All of our [current branch count] branches make a vital contribution to the people and organizations in their area. Their efforts make a difference in their neighborhoods.

ESL Jefferson Awards

As part of one of the most active communities in America for volunteerism, we’re proud to partner with News 10 NBC to recognize some of the most outstanding community service volunteers with the prestigious Jefferson Awards for Service.