VIDEO: Foundation helps VIEW in Old Forge, NY thrive

Funding from The Community Foundation allowed VIEW – an arts center in Old Forge – to build a facility that brings the arts to the Adirondacks. Without the millions of dollars provided by the Foundation, VIEW would not exist, says Executive Director Jennifer Potter Hayes. The Foundation has invested millions…
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VIDEO: House for homeless mothers, babies one of many programs funded through donor advisors

House for homeless mothers, babies one of many programs funded through donor advisors Evelyn’s House, a program founded and led by The Family Nurturing Center of Central New York, is one of the many programs The Community Foundation invests in. Ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for young mothers and…
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Sculpture Space artists have a home thanks to grant

For decades, Sculpture Space has been a destination for working artists from all over the world. For many of the artists, the opportunity to work in a large space, uninterrupted with other artists, has proved career changing. But challenges existed. Without living spaces for the artists, residents had to be…
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VIDEO: First Lego League Allows Children to Excel in Math, Science

Thanks to start-up funding from The Community Foundation, First Lego League in the Mohawk Valley has been able to expand and grow to serve hundreds of children. The program gives children a gateway to learning math, science and engineering in a fun and unique team-oriented setting.

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Pre-K Program Serves More Students Thanks to Foundation-Funded Bus

UTICA – Five-year-old Aaron Howard almost shivers with excitement while rattling off his morning routine. “I play on the bus,” he says wide-eyed. “No, I don’t play on the bus. I ride on the bus,” he adds, eyes widening. “I put my seat belt on,” he continues, jumping up and…
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Rachel’s Challenge Program Fostering Kindness in Herkimer County Schools

FRANKFORT – Sixteen-year-old Kali Fennimore was the new kid again. Frankfort-Schuyler High School would be Kali’s third new school. She had already prepared herself to face the old feelings and experiences of being the new kid. Isolation. Loneliness. Sadness. Kali walked into the Frankfort-Schuyler High School office in October. Tino…
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Geoffrey Canada Brings Inspiring Message to Community

As the 2012 featured presenter in The Community Foundation’s Speakers Series, Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ), stimulated the minds and emotions of more than  1,400 people at Mohawk Valley Community College Oct. 17. His efforts to end generational poverty through an umbrella of social and…
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Helping Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

Serving in the United States military is a job not always done or left on the battlefield. It’s one that many veterans carry with them in various forms, for indefinite periods of time. Today, it’s understood specialized post-service care — or similar treatment during active duty — can be vital…
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Better Labs Mean Better Learning

We live in a world where science can achieve almost anything. But even modern science can’t manufacture money — and that’s exactly what Herkimer County Community College needed to build up-to-date science labs. For years, HCCC’s labs lacked the latest amenities needed to match the competitive edge the college’s staff…
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Supporting Special Needs Education

Toys. We think of them as play things, providing fun, but having little value otherwise. In the Adaptive Toy Library of the Madison-Oneida BOCES Center for Instructional Support, however, toys play a much more powerful role. They change lives. The library’s collection of nontraditional toys helps special needs students develop…
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