Young Scholars potentially saved by Foundation funding

Young Scholars, a very successful college prep program for students who otherwise may not attend college, recently received more than $10,000 from the Foundation and its Mele Family Foundation fund. The funding will allow the program to hire a consultant who will create a business strategy to deal with substantial…
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Rachel’s Challenge makes Frankfort-Schuyler High School a better place

The Community Foundation recently funded Rachel’s Challenge, a national program that includes a series of student empowering programs and strategies that equip students and adults to combat bullying and allay feelings of isolation and despair by creating a culture of kindness and compassion. The Challenge is based on the writings…
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Utica Library safe from damage thanks to grant

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The beautiful and historic Utica Public Library faced the threat of leakage in its building because of a faulty gutter system.A $100,000 grant from The Foundation has kept this community gem safe from damage. The grant allowed the library to repair its system before any damage could occur. Funds from…
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Richard Florida coming to Utica NY

Speaker Series 2013 From Cory Booker in 2011 and Geoffrey Canada in 2012, The Community Foundation has made a name for itself in bringing thought-provoking and community-changing speakers to Herkimer and Oneida counties through our Speaker Series. We are especially excited to see how this year’s speaker Richard Florida will…
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The Community Foundation receives national recognition

Highest Standards The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc. receives national recognition from The Community Foundations National Standards Board. Join us in celebrating our accreditation from The Community Foundations National Standards Board. What it means for us:  We have met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. It affirms…
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