The mission of the Foundation for the Future, Inc., is to create opportunities and support programs for youth within the upstate New York community.

We will fund projects that:

  • Focus on youth under age twenty (20) in urban or rural areas
  • Focus on the arts, community service or spiritual growth
  • Teach values such as conflict resolution, team building and other skills for life
  • Identify a local mentor for the project
  • Identify a master or expert to participate in the project
  • Conclude with an event, display or presentation


Foundation for the Future is a charitable foundation dedicated to funding non-profit organizations that deliver meaningful programs for the youth of our community. Our youth need formation in artistic and spiritual development, and our foundation supports these critical projects. To help to develop our youth as whole persons, the Foundation contributes money to support these essential and often forgotten values.

Our Board Members

Joseph Grymin has been a practicing Certified Public Accountant since 1972. Mr. Grymin has been involved in numerous charitable activities during his career, with an emphasis on youth activities and music. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Southeast YMCA as well as on committees at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Pittsford. He is a performing musician and believes that music and art are an integral part of the educational process.

Joseph Kelly is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Nazareth College. His fields of study include scritpures, ethics, and spirituality. He is a regular lecturer in Adult Education programs in local churches and synagogues.

Barbara Moore is a Sister of Mercy and her ministries focus on preaching and teaching. She is an associate faculty member at Colgate Rochester Divinity School and Dean of Women and Gender Studies. She also has an ecumenical ministry of preaching and retreat work.

Robert Pizzutiello has committed his time and energy to teaching and mentoring youth since his undergraduate years at the University of Rochester. As a professional medical physicist for more than 30 years, he has been invited to give hundreds of lectures across the USA and internationally. Most recently he created a residency program in Diagnostic Imaging Physics.

Mabelle Pizzutiello is a registered nurse and worked many years at Rochester General Hospital and the University of Rochester Medical Center. For the past five years, she has been a Trauma Nurse Consultant to hospitals in New York and Massachusetts. She is an active volunteer at several organizations with a focus on animals, youth and preservation of culture in Monroe and Ontario counties.