Community Foundation Welcomes Two New Trustees

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties has appointed two new members to its Board of Trustees. Joining the volunteer board in 2021 are: Robert Bojanek Robert Bojanek is co-founder of ShoreGroup Inc. and Optanix Inc., where he served as executive vice president of operations and assisted with the…
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Community Foundation Marks National Week

During the week of November 12-18, the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties is joining more than 900 community foundations across the country in celebrating Community Foundation Week. “This year more than ever before, we are addressing both recent and longstanding challenges in our community—pandemic impact, food insecurity, childcare…
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Bianca Michelle Devins Memorial Scholarship Fund Awards First Scholarship

The family of Bianca Devins, whose tragic death in 2019 shocked the community, announced today the first award from the Bianca Michelle Devins Memorial Scholarship Fund. Members of the Devins and Williams families created the fund at The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties last year to support students…
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Community Asked to Pledge Support for Equity, Social Justice for All

Building on a recently announced $10 million community initiative for racial equity and social justice, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties is urging community residents to take the Mohawk Valley Equity Pledge to build grassroots support for meaningful change. “Money alone won’t solve our community’s problems,” said Alicia…
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Community Foundation Offering Free Nonprofit Webinars

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is offering a series of free webinars for staff and board members of area nonprofit organizations. Made possible by the support of First Source Federal Credit Union, the sessions will take place online via Zoom or GoToMeeting. Due to limited capacity, advance…
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Community Foundation Commits $10 Million to Racial Equity, Social Justice

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties Board of Trustees Thursday approved a $10 million plan, the largest single investment in the organization’s history, as an initial 10-year commitment to address racial equity and social justice issues. The Board action means that The Community Foundation will work with multiple…
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COVID-19 Response Fund Awards $1M, New Funding Opportunity Open to Nonprofits

  The Mohawk Valley COVID-19 Response Fund, established in March to support emergency needs of area nonprofits, has awarded more than $1 million to over 60 organizations throughout Herkimer and Oneida counties. The joint fund established by The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties and United Way of the…
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Community Foundation Offering Free Virtual Nonprofit Webinars

  The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is offering a series of free virtual webinars for staff and board members of area nonprofit organizations. Made possible by the support of First Source Federal Credit Union, the sessions will take place online via Zoom or GoToMeeting. Due to limited…
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Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities Awards $310,000 in Grants Through Nazareth Community Impact Fund

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, a congregation of over 300 vowed women religious, has awarded $310,000 dollars in grants from its Nazareth Community Impact Fund, administered by The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. The Nazareth Community Impact Fund awards grants to ideas and projects…
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Broadway Theater League Creates Scholarship Fund for Arts Education

The Broadway Theater League of Utica (BTL) has created a scholarship fund at The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties in memory of a longtime member of BTL’s board of directors. The Linda Leogrande Youth Ambassador Scholarship Fund honors her more than 30 years of service on the board…
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