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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Essay Contest for Summer Internship at the Utica Public Library

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, through the Give Back to Utica Fund, is offering five paid summer internships with local organizations. Essay Contest A paid, full-time summer internship with the Utica Public Library is open to current high school juniors and seniors in Herkimer and Oneida counties….
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All That’s New At The Utica Zoo

True to its recently announced “Dream Big” master plan, the Utica Zoo is moving forward on several projects that will enhance its services and habitats for years to come. As a long-time Zoo partner, The Community Foundation lead the way on support for two of the organization’s recent major projects….
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Copperccino’s Coffee House to Open This Spring After Receiving Grant from Community Foundation

Rome Main Street Alliance is stepping up to fill a niche in the West Dominick Street Arts District with Copperccino’s Coffee House, phase one of its three-phase Main Street Market concept that will ultimately encompass the coffee house, a New York State craft product Emporium, and a brewpub. Copperccino’s will…
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Community Foundation and CABVI Announce Partnership On Building Project

The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) announced today a $14 million project that agency officials say addresses the health and wellbeing of people with vision loss for decades to come. The effort is comprised of three components to expand employment opportunities for people who are blind,…
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Foundation Welcomes New Development Coordinator

Briana Greco has joined The Community Foundation team as a development coordinator. In this role, Greco will support donor-advised fund operations and engagement with fundholders. Greco is a recent graduate of Utica College’s Journalism and Public Relations program. While pursuing her degree, she contributed to Utica College’s news and media…
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