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Downtown Rocs Inc. is headquartered in Spencerport, NY, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 83-4145110.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS NTEE classification code is S20, Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (General) within the Community Improvement, Capacity Building category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2019.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


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BETA

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Encompass Scores are calculated from one or more Beacon Scores. This organization is either not eligible for a Beacon (see below), or that Beacon is not yet available.

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  • This organization is ineligible for a Impact & Results score. Find out why.


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No Score

We have not issued this nonprofit a Finance & Accountability score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for the following reason:

This organization cannot be evaluated by our Encompass Rating methodology because it files Form 990-N, as allowed by the IRS for charities with less than $50,000 annual revenue.

The lack of a rating for this reason simply means that the organization does not meet our rating criteria. It does not indicate a positive or negative assessment by Charity Navigator.

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.


Revenue and expense data is not available for this organization. This data is only available if this charity has at least one year of e-file Form 990 data.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of the highest compensated employees listed on page 7 of the IRS Form 990. This compensation data is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts include salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting here.


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Business Master File Data

The Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) includes cumulative information the IRS collects and displays for all exempt organizations. The data is updated monthly. Below are some key data points from the BMF for this organization. View information about the BMF on the IRS website here.


Activities:

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Foundation Status:

Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2) (BMF foundation code: 16)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The IRS Form 990 is the source of the finance and accountability data used within the Encompass Rating System. When an organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability beacon score, each metric is based on elements of the 990. Some metrics are based on the most recent available filing, while others are based on averages of values over multiple years. We provide links to all available 990s here, whether or not this organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability score.

IRS Forms 990 are provided courtesy of Foundation Center.


Form 990 links are not available for this organization.

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We have not issued this nonprofit an Impact & Results score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for one of the following reasons:

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet gotten to scoring it.

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet developed the specific algorithms to estimate the impact of the type of service it delivers and so cannot issue a score yet.

  • The nonprofit does not primarily deliver services directly to beneficiaries or it is not reasonable to expect the nonprofit to measure impact for its primary activity. The impact analysis framework that we use is not well suited to these nonprofits.

  • The nonprofit is not heavily reliant on individual donors because beneficiaries fund a majority of its costs or it does not receive any private charitable contributions.

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Largest Programs

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Program data is not available for this organization.

GuideStar Seal of Trans­parency

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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

Our motto is "Life on every street. Beauty in every space." That is our mission for Downtown ROCs! We envision a future in which downtown Rochester is the recognized regional center of commerce, entertainment, opportunity and engagement. A downtown where beauty and art and vitality is around every corner. We will accomplish this by engaging and empowering the youth of our community to participate in the ongoing work that this will require. By tapping into the incredible potential of our young adults, we can realize the full potential of our city.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

Our primary strategy to achieve our mission is to develop modest, manageable projects that can be achieved quickly. Our motto of "Life on every street. Beauty in every space" is based on the belief that every incremental improvement, no matter how small, adds up to major change over time. Other organizations can focus on huge initiatives that take years of planning and fundraising, and we are fully supportive of those efforts. We focus on grassroots work that can be achieved best by rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands dirty (literally).


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

Downtown ROCs! is a well-organized grassroots organization that focuses on building strategic partnerships and collaborations with city and neighborhood stakeholders. We do not pursue giant projects (or giant grants), instead focusing on implementing human-scale projects that can be achieved quickly (and without a lot of red tape). We are focused on action and results, using our funds to cover the cost of supplies and stipends so that we can achieve noticeable and valuable improvements to the downtown Rochester streetscape. We will not be satisfied until Downtown Rochester is firmly considered the jewel of the region; a place people seek out for an inclusive, eclectic, urban experience.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

One of the primary ways we measure our success is with "Before and After" pictures that demonstrate the dramatic changes resulting from our projects. We post these images to our web site and Facebook/Twitter pages so that the community can see the specific impact. Each project is aimed at fulfilling our objective of "Life on every street. Beauty in every space". This can also be described as "tactical urbanism" or "incrementalism", in that they affect change in small, accumulative steps.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

Our primary projects thus far have centered on re-activating two of downtown's more neglected park spaces: Schiller Park and St. Joseph's Park. These parks have suffered from years of neglect, partly due to the urban blight of their surrounding areas. We have made great progress in bringing these parks back to a condition that encourages use and enjoyment by downtown residents and workers. By focusing on "the little things" like litter cleanup, weed removal, and micro-landscaping, we've played an important role in the re-birth of these parks. We also work closely with the City of Rochester to advocate for improvements such as tree plantings, as well as collaborating on beautification initiatives such as neighborhood banners (we designed the banners that adorn the street lights throughout the St. Joseph's Park Neighborhood).



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Charity Navigator will provide an assessment of the organization’s people operations, its engagement with the constituents served, and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) measures.


Culture & Community Score (BETA)

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Encompass Rating Beta V2 does not provide an evaluation of the organization's culture and community. Beta V3 will provide an evaluation of Constituent Feedback and Listening Practices. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Culture & Community. Other measures will be added later in the year.


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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Community & Culture.

Why It Matters


Like the Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as relevant metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.