The Venture Jobs Foundation is a local not-for-profit investor in small businesses in distressed neighborhoods. The Venture Jobs Foundation was launched in June 2012 by Trillium Group LLC general partners Dennis DeLeo and Frank Strong Jr. but operates separately from the Perinton private equity firm.
Its office in Rochester is at 100 Chestnut Street. It also has an office in Syracuse.
If you are willing to locate in a distressed Rochester neighborhood, you may want to research this potential funding resource.