Celebrating The Local Impact of Community Foundations

During the week of November 12-18, 2016, The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties 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 important role of these philanthropic organizations in fostering local…
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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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Donor’s passion for animals pays off in Utica, NY

Anita Vitullo’s passion for animals truly is a life mission. Anita, a longtime Foundation supporter and donor, always is seeking new ways to fund that mission, create awareness around the plight of abandoned animals and engage others in supporting this important issue. Anita recently developed a holiday campaign to “Save…
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House for homeless mothers, babies one of many programs funded through donor advisors

Evelyn’s House, a program founded and led by The Family Nurturing Center of Central New York, is one of the many programs The Community Foundation invests in. Ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for young mothers and their babies in the long term is better for our community, encouraging healthier…
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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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TED talk: ‘The way we think about charity is dead wrong’

We love TED Talks here at The Foundation and we thought this one had a message that our nonprofits would love hearing. Dan Pallotta talks about why charities’ fundraising tactics are all wrong. He says donors are everywhere and want to give in time, talent and dollars. They need to…
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