Community Foundation Appoints New Officers and Trustees

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties recently named 2017-2018 officers and two new members to its Board of Trustees. 2017-2018 Community Foundation Officers include: Eve Van de Wal – Chair Eve Van de Wal has served on the Board of Trustees since 2012. She is regional president of…
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The Women’s Fund Grant Applications

The Women’s Fund of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc. is now accepting applications for their 2017 grant cycle. Grants applications must be postmarked no later than September 15, 2017 and be mailed to The Women’s Fund of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc., Attn: Grants Committee, 2 Williams Street, Clinton, NY…
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Community Foundation Names J. Caroline Williams as New Project Manager

J. Caroline Williams has been named project manager for strategic initiatives at The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. As a project manager, Williams helps to design and implement projects that support initiatives, including the Lead-Free MV Coalition. Her work for Lead-Free MV includes leading projects related to environmental…
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M&T Bank Fund Awards Nearly $300,000 to Community Organizations

M&T Bank continues to invest locally through the M&T Bank/Partners Trust Charitable Fund (MTPT), a donor advised fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties. The MTPT Fund recently awarded a $100,000 grant to Hope House in support of its new building project. This investment in the fund’s…
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Clinton Central School Teachers Awarded Kirkland Fellowship Grants

The Kirkland Fellowship, established through the Hayes-Couper Fund at The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, provides learning opportunities for teachers in the Clinton Central School District. The goal of the fellowship program is to create better educators, which in turn creates better students. This year, five teachers were…
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Alexandra G. Kogut Memorial Fund Awards Multiple Grants to Community

The Alexandra G. Kogut Memorial Fund was created by Becky and Mark Kogut in honor of their daughter, Alexandra, to support community organizations that share her passion and kindness. Each year, several grants are awarded through this donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, allowing Alexandra’s…
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Lead-Free MV Coalition Recognizes June as National Healthy Homes Month

HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) is sponsoring the second annual National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM) during June 2017. This month-long celebration offers an opportunity to learn more about housing and its impact on health, including the prevention of childhood lead poisoning, residential asthma intervention, radon…
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M&T Bank Fund Awards $27,500 in Community Grants

M&T Bank continues to invest locally through the M&T Bank/Partners Trust Charitable Fund (MTPT), a donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. The fund has distributed more than $1 million in support of programs and organizations that will have a strong and lasting impact in the…
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New Investment Opportunity Promotes Independent Senior Living in Herkimer and Oneida Counties

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is seeking applications for a new investment opportunity to support programs and projects that promote independent senior living in Herkimer and Oneida counties. Applicants must propose a new solution or an enhancement to an existing program that advances seniors’ self-determination and relates…
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Local Youth Inspired by Surprise Visit from Star of McFarland, USA Movie

Carlos Pratts, star of the 2015 Disney Movie McFarland, USA, surprised more than 1,500 eighth graders from Herkimer and Oneida counties during a field trip to Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica Campus in November. Pratts portrayed Thomas Valles, a real-life track and field star on the 1987 championship-winning team from…
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