The Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation is a Section 501(c)3 not-for-profit private foundation organized in the State of New York. Our staff and Trustees have had over 30 years of experience supporting a great variety of children’s projects throughout the United States and the World. We have visited many of our grantees firsthand, and developed an in-depth understanding of children’s issues.
We support organizations that give hope and opportunity to children who have no place to turn and need a helping hand. Often our assistance is to small grassroots organizations that know best how to enhance the care and welfare of the children they work with. Our role is to help them achieve their goals to improve children’s lives. Examples of recent Ross Foundation grants appear in our Annual Report and in our Guidelines.
We are currently funding in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean basin, Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. The projects we support largely focus on direct aid and assistance to vulnerable children, including those who are ill, orphaned, disabled, injured, disfigured, abused and malnourished or have limited access to education.
If you would like to make a gift or learn more about how you can help, please contact Dr. Wayne Cook, by phone at 1-585-473-6006, or email at
. Every dollar of your gift will go directly to supporting one of the organizations we work with.
Gifts may be made by check payable to: Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation and mailed to: Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation, 1036 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, New York 14620. We will send you a letter confirming your gift to the Foundation.
Do you know of an organization or individual doing good work with children that needs our help? Have them contact us.
The Ross Foundation is classified as a private foundation, so you should consult your tax and legal advisors before making a gift to be sure you understand the benefits that may be available to you, and the impact of giving on your personal finances.