M&T Bank Fund Awards More Than $104,000 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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CCE, Foundation partnership already making economic impact in Utica, NY

A partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County gives support to the R2G Utica Urban Studio, which works in Utica’s City Hall and in Utica neighborhoods to identify city problems, opportunities and resources. The studio focuses on community-based planning and project implementation, grantwriting, volunteer development, community engagement and empowerment in…
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Habitat for Humanity recognizes Foundation partnership in Utica, NY ReStore startup

The Oneida County Habitat for Humanity recently recognized The Foundation with their Community Vision Award. The award recognized a partnership with The Foundation last year for the start-up of ReStore, a donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances at a discounted rate….
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Community investments made to library, hospital, health department

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DECEMBER grants made: LutheranCare — $81,398 An $81,398 grant will allow for the creation of four semi-private bariatric spaces that will be used to house patients who weigh 400 pounds or more. Previously, these patients had to be turned away for lack of appropriate accommodations. Utica Public Library — $100,000…
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Utica, NY program combines economic development, entrepreneurship

Thanks to our donors, The Community Foundation recently was able to invest $84,000 in thINCubator – a new business incubator and student accelerator designed to promote entrepreneurship driven by Mohawk Valley Community College. thINCubator is housed at 106 Genesee St., in the Bagg’s Square West district. Modeled after other successful…
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Foundation invests nearly $300,000 in local education

In May, we announced the 25/25 goal, tasking the community to increase the number of adults with bachelor’s degrees to 25 percent by 2025. Since then, we’ve been busy working to fund and implement strategies and programs to help meet that goal. The Foundation recently made investments in programs that…
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Foundation Facebook friends vote for Young Scholars as $500 grant recipient

The Community Foundation recently hosted a three-week contest via its Facebook page that allowed nonprofits to vie for $500 to be used toward its programming. Nonprofits who received grants from The Foundation in 2012 were invited to write a short paragraph sharing with the community how they would use the…
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Foundation funds study that looks at Utica, NY’s refugee relationship

The Community Foundation invested $50,000 into an important project that allowed The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees to fund a study showing Utica-area residents’ perceptions of refugees and immigrants in their community. A detailed look at the report and its potential impact on our community is at uticaod.com. Among…
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60 years of grantmaking through video

60 years of grantmaking at The Community Foundation in video.

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Foundation-funded program is the ‘good’ in Utica O-D

The Observer-Dispatch editorial team recognized a Community Foundation grant-funded program as the good in their weekly feature “Our View: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” “It’s no secret music and the arts deeply enrich a child’s education. It’s also no secret that both often get short shrift in these…
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