The Rochester Mutual Aid Network needs funds to operate, plain and simple. We use those funds to purchase supplies that the community needs. Those supplies are then distributed to members of the community who seek aid through this site.
Our organization is run by a team composed solely of volunteers and we have almost no administrative costs. We are currently fiscally sponsored under Metro Justice's 501(c)(3) and 10% of our funds we raise go to them, since they do our taxes and some other financial work. We hope to incorporate under our own 501(c)(3) soon. Our online payment processor (Stripe) also receives a percentage of each online donation, as a fee for processing payments. After those costs are deducted, 100% of the funds we receive go to direct aid for community members. Please donate through the button below. Donations can be made with all major credit cards, as well as Apple Pay and Google Pay. Thank you!
If you cannot donate money but would still like to help the Network, please consider Getting Involved by volunteering! You can also submit any items you would like to donate to our database, as we try and source items to fulfill requests directly from the community.
If you are a member of the Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union, you can call the Co-op to ask them to transfer your donation to the Rochester Mutual Aid Network. That allows us to skip processing fees and receive 100% of your donated amount! You can call the co-op at 585-461-2230.