Lead-Free MV Coalition Recognizes June as National Healthy Homes Month

HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) is sponsoring the second annual National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM) during June 2017. This month-long celebration offers an opportunity to learn more about housing and its impact on health, including the prevention of childhood lead poisoning, residential asthma intervention, radon…
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Community Foundation Honors Sitrin Health Care Center

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties presented Sitrin Health Care Center with the Community Impact Award on Tuesday, June 6. The Community Impact Award honors nonprofit organizations that serve Herkimer and Oneida counties, and show outstanding achievement in the charitable sector. The organization must have previously received grants…
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Foundation Launches $30,000 Downtown Startup Challenge

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties announces the launch of its second business competition, the Downtown Startup Challenge to award up to $30,000 to an entrepreneur with an innovative business idea for downtown Utica or Rome. Entrepreneurs are invited to submit ideas for a new business in select…
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Giving With Gratitude

Terra Meenan, local business owner and founder of In Bloom Yoga in New Hartford, came up with a unique way of giving back to the community as a first-time Foundation donor. On Thanksgiving Day, Meenan held a special yoga practice at the In Bloom Yoga studio called “Moving with Gratitude.”…
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We Are How We Treat Each Other Video

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PHOTOS: $25,000 Impact Opportunity Challenge Finals

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PHOTOS: 2016 Celebration of Philanthropy

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PHOTOS: 2016 Speaker Series with Don Marinelli

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VIDEO: How to make impact in our community – in your words

Through an interactive day of art, music, discussion, local food and drinks, we unveiled The Foundation’s new direction of 1-2-3 Impact – using partnership, innovation and investment to make the most impact our community. More than 200 community members came through our new community space at 2608 Genesee St. to…
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VIDEO: Utica National, Johnson Park partnership to impact school readiness in Utica, NY

The Foundation and Utica National Insurance Group recently partnered to address school readiness in Utica, NY. Utica National Insurance Group invested $100,000 from their fund at The Foundation for the startup of a drop-in center at Johnson Park Center focused specifically on preparing pre-school age children for kindergarten. Currently, there…
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