Foundation announces education goal that will change community

We are pleased to announce our commitment to this community through the 25/25 goal. The Foundation’s first initiative will focus on increasing the percentage of adults in Herkimer and Oneida counties who have bachelor’s degrees to 25 percent by 2025. “This new goal aligns with the Foundation’s transition from transactional…
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Stevens-Swan dog makes big impression with donation

We are so pleased to have been visited by Madison, a Pitbull-mix from Stevens-Swan Humane Society. Madison is a year-and-a-half and in need of being adopted, but she was busy yesterday carrying a note and big check to The Community Foundation. Madison was accompanied by a donor who loves animals…
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Foundation receives two awards for excellence in community development

We are truly honored and excited to announce that The Community Foundation has been named the recipient of two community awards. The Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce has named The Foundation as the 2013 Appreciate Herkimer County Award for Community Development. In addition, The Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency has…
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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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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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Utica NY children get music lesson thanks to grant

Many children receive music education and/or lessons in school; however, due to school budget cuts, schools do not have the ability to bring in professional clinicians for workshops or performances. That’s where The Community Foundation came in with a $10,000 grant for the YMCA to provide music experiences for children…
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Foundation board member Don Carbone receives national honor

Big congratulations to Director of The Carbone Auto Group Don Carbone, one of The Community Foundation’s board of trustees and Corporate Partners. The auto group recently was named one of four finalists for the 2013 TIME Dealer of the Year award. The TIME Dealer of the Year award is one…
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Love songs from The Mohawk Valley Barbershop Harmony Society

The Mohawk Valley Chapter, Barbershop Harmony Society stopped by The Foundation on Valentine’s Day to offer a musical thanks for a grant we recently gave them to recruit new members. Their surprise serenade filled the office with love and laughter. The Barbershop Society provides vocal entertainment in the barbershop style…
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Foundation funding addresses bedbug infestation in Oneida County

One hundred forty local residents will sleep better thanks to a $7,000 grant from The Community Foundation to Compassion Coalition to purchase new TEMPUR-PEDIC mattresses for families affected by poverty and the bedbug infestation. The grant came from the donor-advised Mele Family Fund. The mattresses will be distributed to families…
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