RMM is blessed to have a wide array of partners that enable us to have an powerful impact upon rural New York. Many of these partnerships are unique and many are long-standing.

Covenanting Denominations


Although RMM is an independent organization, our roots lie in our formation by faith bodies who formed us to work for systemic justice in rural New York. Our power comes from this ongoing relationship that now includes twelve faith bodies:

  • Episcopal Diocese of New York
  • Long Island Presbytery
  • Albany Presbytery
  • American Baptists of New York State
  • Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester
  • New York State Annual Conference of the United Methodists
  • Hudson River Presbytery
  • New York Annual Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
  • New York Conference of the United Church of Christ
  • Regional Synod of New York, Reformed Church of America

RMM is also blessed to include faith members from several Jewish congregations as well as the Unitarian Universalists.

Labor Partners



RMM has a long tradition of working hand in hand with labor unions. Unions were instrumental in the Justice For Farmworkers Legislative Campaign under the auspices of the New York State AFL-CIO.

In addition our Youth Empowerment Program has a wonderful history of working with the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)

Most recently, RMM has partnered with Trabajadores Agrícolas Unidos (TAU) a partnership of the United Food and Commercial Workers and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union focused on organizing farmworkers

Partnering with Universities


Since our inception RMM has welcomed undergraduates, graduate students and seminarians as Interns and Fellows. We have also partnered with universities on projects, studies and research. Through the years we have partnered with such institutions as:

  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges
  • Vassar College
  • University of Rochester
  • Cornell University
  • Adelphi University
  • SUNY Sullivan
  • Bard College



RMM could not have the impact that we do, with the partnership of foundations and Funds. We truly value these partnerships which presently include:

  • Trinity Church Wall Street
  • Dyson Foundation
  • The Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust
  • NoVo Foundation
  • Ralph E. Ogden Foundation
  • Hispanic Federation
  • Marble Collegiate Church
  • St Thomas, Fifth Avenue (NYC)
  • Presbyterian Hunger Program
  • Episcopal Ministries, Long Island
  • Wallace Research Foundation
  • Episcopal Diocese of New York
  • Episcopal Diocese of Long Island
  • Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
  • Albany Presbytery
  • Reformed Synod of New York
  • Workforce Development Inc.
  • Roanridge Fund
  • Mariandale Sisters of Hope
  • Sisters of St Joseph
  • Rowley
  • Nando Paretti
  • ESL Federal Credit Union
  • Rhinebeck Savings Bank
  • Stewarts
  • Millbrook Tribute Gardens
  • Samuel Freeman Charitable Foundation
  • Long Island Community Foundation
  • Rochester Area Community Foundation
  • Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
  • Hispanics in Philanthropy
  • Northwell Health
  • Mother Cabrini Health Foundation

Legacy of Hope Circle

Julie Cicora

Barbara & Dick Deming

Helen Haller

Maureen Casey & Brian O’Shaughnessy

T. Richard & Carole Snyder

Rene Thiel

Connie Valk

Ann Lyn Witt

Richard Witt

There is an amazing group of individuals who have committed to the future of RMM through committing a portion of their estate by remembering RMM in their wills. They are our ultimate partners.