ROC the Future is Rochester’s collective impact initiative dedicated to improving outcomes for children and youth, from cradle-to-career. We are currently housed at The Children’s Agenda, our backbone
organization, and achieve our goals through the engagement and actions of committed leaders and organizations in education, philanthropy, government, business, parents and family members, and other
stakeholders in the community.

We are seeking proposals from qualified organizations interested in serving as the Backbone Host/Anchor Entity for ROC the Future, beginning April 1, 2021 for a 3 year period, 2021 to 2024.

Applications are due by email submission to, by 5:00 pm, Friday, May 29, 2020. DEADLINE EXTENDED

Timeline and Process 

April 10, 2020: RFP Release to Conveners, and targeted organizations
April 17, 2020: Questions due to; responses posted by April 21st
May 29, 2020: Written proposals due to by 11:59 pm
May 11-15, 2020: Clarification period; Q&A from Proposal Review Committee
May 22, 2020: Decision; Notification to organizations, followed by agreement
April 1, 2021: Effective date of Backbone Host/Anchor Entity for ROC the Future

Related Documents 

RFP Call for Proposals

Organizational Chart

Outcomes Framework

StriveTogether Staffing Summary

Q & A’s