2018 Annual Report

The Wilson Foundation’s 2018 Annual Report is available for review.  Find out how the Foundation deployed its assets, plus information on leadership and finances.  Read the full report here.

Trauma Informed Care Network

The Cross-Section of Trauma and Poverty The Wilson Foundation and the Rochester Area Community Foundation are working together to raise awareness about Trauma Informed Care.  As the SHIFT Study shows, underlying issues relating to traumatic experiences prevent barriers to self-sustainability. Understand the intersection of generational trauma and poverty. Read the Position Statement submitted to the United Way […]


The Wilson Foundation supports quality summer educational programming, particularly the Horizons program, at the following schools: Discovery Summer Learning Program; Horizons at Harley; Horizons at Warner (University of Rochester); Horizons at Monroe Community College; Soaring Stars Summer Program at SUNY Geneseo. Visit the Website

Wilson Commencement Park

The Wilson Foundation established Wilson Commencement Park (WCP) in 1991 to help low-income, single-parent families transition from public assistance to financial independence and personal self-sufficiency. WCP is a self-contained “community” where residents can live for 24 months in attractive and affordable housing while receiving comprehensive care management, educational and life skills support, career-development assistance, and […]

America’s Youngest Outcasts

In 2010 the Wilson Foundation made a multi-year grant to the National Center on Family Homelessness for the Campaign to End Child Homelessness. The public policy grant worked at a state and national level to bring the data of child homelessness to the view of stakeholders and elected officials. America’s Youngest Outcasts is a report […]