M&T Bank Grantmaking Surpasses $2 Million Milestone

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 and Oneida Counties. With grants totaling more than $476,000 in the first half of 2018, the fund has surpassed the $2 million milestone. “Supporting the growth and…
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Essay Contest Winner Earns Summer Internship at Utica Public Library

A panel of independent judges has selected Abigail Barringer, a New Hartford High School senior, as the winner of the annual Give Back to Utica essay contest, earning her a paid summer internship at the Utica Public Library. The internship is funded through the Give Back to Utica Fund, a…
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Community Foundation Celebration of Philanthropy Honors Anita A. Vitullo

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties hosted its Celebration of Philanthropy on Thursday, June 14, with more than 150 community members in attendance to honor the organization’s partners in philanthropy. “Our community is incredibly generous and dedicated to helping others succeed. The Celebration of Philanthropy is a time…
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Staffworks, Community Foundation Announce Record $10 Million Fund

Staffworks Incorporated and The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties announced today that the Staffworks Charitable Fund has exceeded the $10 million mark, a milestone achieved through the generosity of Staffworks, a locally owned staffing agency with nine branch officers in Central and Southern NY. The Staffworks Charitable Fund,…
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Lead-Free MV Coalition Recognizes June as National Healthy Homes Month

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes is sponsoring National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM) during the month of June. This month-long celebration offers an opportunity to learn more about how to “Check Your Home; Protect Your Family”. Currently, millions of…
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Community Foundation Awards $40,000 Grant to Support Project Fibonacci STEAM Conference

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties has awarded a $40,000 grant to the Project Fibonacci® Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization based in Rome, NY, to be used in support of the upcoming Project Fibonacci® STEAM Conference this summer. Community Foundation President/CEO Alicia Dicks and Senior Community Investment…
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Community Foundation Names Joseph B. Wicks as Special Projects Coordinator

Joseph B. Wicks of Bouckville has been named special projects coordinator at The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. Wicks coordinates Community Foundation work in area initiatives such as the Mohawk Valley Health System’s new Downtown Utica healthcare campus. He acts as community liaison to facilitate regional integration of…
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The Richard & Kimberly Hanna Fund

Former Congressman Richard Hanna may be best known for his political achievements throughout the years, but he has an equally impressive history of supporting philanthropic endeavors. He is committed to bettering the Mohawk Valley, a community in which he was raised and still cherishes to this day. “This community has…
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Community Foundation Boosts Q Center Services

ACR Health has added an essential service for Mohawk Valley lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth thanks to a grant from The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties that funded the part-time position of Q Center Educator/Case Manager. “Youth come to the Q Center with many concerns,”…
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Community Foundation Announces $5 Million Investment in Lead-Free MV Initiative

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties reaffirmed its commitment to reduce childhood lead poisoning yesterday, announcing it will invest $5 million to support Lead-Free MV Coalition’s work over the next decade. Community Foundation President and CEO Alicia Dicks made the announcement at an event marking the second anniversary…
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