Follow The Foundation’s marketing interns through their summer internship in Utica, NY

Meet The Foundation’s interns Leah Rostohar, Brittany Salvatore, Nicholas Souza and follow them as they share tips and information around making the most of an internship. These three local students are interning in The Foundation’s marketing and communications department this summer. Each is interested in pursuing a career in marketing,…
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Big impact, big investments made so far in 2015 in Herkimer County and Oneida County

Through innovative partnership and investment in programs and projects with long-term potential impact, The Foundation provided support in areas of education, economic development, recreation and more during the first half of 2015. Some of these highlights below: Rust 2 Green Utica Urban Studio: $50,000: A partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension…
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New funding opportunities for nonprofit partners in Herkimer County and Oneida County

The Foundation recently added new areas for funding and new ways for partners to seek that funding. Requests for the following can be made ongoing with no time restriction. Applications and more information can be found here. ADVANCED HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT Created to support richer health care for Herkimer and Oneida…
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Foundation friend, donor Albert Mazloom receives EDGE award in Utica, NY

Congratulations to Foundation friend, donor and former board member Albert Mazloom, recipient of this year’s Christopher Destito Leading EDGE Award given by Mohawk Valley EDGE. Albert’s commitment to creating a vibrant, healthy community and giving of his time, talent and money has earned him his esteemed reputation as community giver….
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New bariatric suites at LutheranCare give resident ‘new lease on life’

The first night Shirley Coe spent in her new room in the bariatric suites at LutheranCare felt like the first rest she had in more than a year. “Last night was the best night’s sleep I’ve had in a long time,” she told her nurse’s aide. The change in her…
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Foundation joins team to win $500-million Upstate Revitalization Fund

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente announced a plan to win $500 million through the Upstate Revitalization Fund that if won will be invested into job development, new industry and the revitalization of main streets in the regions towns and villages in the Mohawk Valley.  A powerful team has been formed…
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Foundation support helps bring nationwide farm to school initiative to Waterville, NY

The Foundation recently funded a partnership designed to feed local students food grown by their neighborhood farmers in school lunches. The investment allows Waterville Central School District and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County to launch the area’s first Farm to School PILOT program. The program will follow a newer…
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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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Partnership has potential to attract, retain young professionals to Utica, NY area

The Foundation recently partnered with the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District, Inc. to make impact in the economic development of Herkimer and Oneida counties. A $10,000 investment made by The Foundation will help MVEDD purchase new office furnishings as well as upgrade its office technology. The upgrades allow MVEED to…
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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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