Foundation Joins in National Observance

November 12-18 is annual Community Foundation Week UTICA ­­— During the week of November 12-18, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc., will join more than 700 community foundations across America celebrating Community Foundation Week. For more than 25 years, the effort has raised awareness about the increasingly…
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Community Foundation supports rural toddler screening program

  UTICA/DOLGEVILLE –The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc., has awarded a $16,000 grant to the Dolgeville Central School district in support of a screening and intervention program for rural infants and toddlers. The grant is made possible by The Foundation and the Harrison S. Sweet Memorial Fund, Martin-Gifford…
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Foundation Takes Next Steps Toward Impact Investment

  Strategic shifts, new staff aimed at significant community change UTICA ­­— Building on six decades of commitment to social impact and civic betterment, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc., today announced the next steps in its evolution. President and CEO Alicia Dicks announced that the implementation…
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Proud to Sponsor TEDxUtica for Third Year

We’re thrilled to partner with TEDxUtica as a sponsor again in its third year. This year’s speakers will explore how an individual or an idea can grow to make a change, build a movement or make a difference. This perfectly timed event, titled “One Square Block” this year provides a perfect launching pad for…
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Mohawk Valley Trail to ignite economic development

The Foundation recently partnered with the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor to fund the completion of the Mohawk Valley Water Trail. The 128-mile trail along the historic Erie Canal will ultimately provide significant and vital economic development and tourism opportunities for the entire region. Since Oct. 26, 1825, the Erie…
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INTERN BLOG: A Man’s Simple Guide to Dress for Success

The way you dress is key to making a first impression.   A Pop Of Color Can Change The Game. Add a  shirt in a bright color and tie in a complementary color to dress up a pair of dark jeans. Add a blazer in another complementary color or neutral…
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Kayaking our way to a healthier community in Rome, NY

Health and wellness are a key part to any community. That’s why The Foundation and the city of Rome, NY  partnered to bring the community a free kayaking and stand-up paddle board program.   Local residents and guests can now rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board. After brief instructions,…
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INTERN BLOG: Look your best on the go

Being an intern says a lot about you. It says you are responsible and have worked hard to get where you are. It shows  you’re one busy person, always on the go. Anything can come up at anytime and you always want to look (and feel) your best. Having an…
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Follow The Foundation’s marketing interns through their summer internship in Utica, NY

Meet The Foundation’s interns Leah Rostohar, Brittany Salvatore, Nicholas Souza and follow them as they share tips and information around making the most of an internship. These three local students are interning in The Foundation’s marketing and communications department this summer. Each is interested in pursuing a career in marketing,…
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Big impact, big investments made so far in 2015 in Herkimer County and Oneida County

Through innovative partnership and investment in programs and projects with long-term potential impact, The Foundation provided support in areas of education, economic development, recreation and more during the first half of 2015. Some of these highlights below: Rust 2 Green Utica Urban Studio: $50,000: A partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension…
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