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Help our local and global communities in areas that need it most through grants, capital investment, awareness and volunteerism.

Our Belief

Change starts with one. We believe that impact is ultimately a series of compounding events and whether micro or macro – every single contribution counts.

Our Focus Areas

Earth & Climate

What we invest in:

  • Carbon capture: Reducing our local and global community’s carbon footprint through afforestation efforts, climate education & awareness, and ESG efforts.
  • Community development: Rehabilitation projects, community volunteerism and resource allocation towards our community’s programming, beautification, infrastructure ehancements, etc.
  • Natural disaster relief: Partnering closely with organizations to provide resources and support in time of need and recovery.

Flourishing Communities

What we invest in:

  • Ending homelessness: Financial support for rental assistance, general shelter programs & food drives, resource donation volunteering, etc.
  • Job creation, workforce development & education: Financial support to local organizations that are creating & retaining jobs and upskilling talent within our local communities.
  • Disaster & hardship relief: Supporting the businesses that make up our local economies through hardship grants.

2023 Project

Cold Weather Giveaway

We teamed up with St. Peter’s Kitchen in downtown Rochester to give back to the community. Together, we donated approximately $15,000 worth of cold weather essentials to hand out to those that need it most. This includes 120 jackets, 266 pairs gloves, 200 scarves, 240 hats, 240 hats and much more. Additionally, we are proud to have set a St. Peter’s record by serving over 350 hot meals during lunch hours. Making a difference in our community during the long winter season is a privilege and one that we at FTS take collective pride in. 

2021 Project

Supporting local restaurants through the COVID-19 crisis

We launched the FTS Foundation during the COVID-19 pandemic and we wanted to focus on the ongoing impact that COVID-19 had on our local restaurant and service industries. We raised $10,000 with all proceeds being equally distributed to two locally owned Rochester NY restaurants that were most negatively impacted by the pandemic through a qualified application and review process. We are proud to have supported the two grant recipients, The Union Tavern and Native.

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