Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities Establishes Funds, Awards $650,000 in Grants

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, a congregation of 322 vowed women religious, has awarded $650,000 dollars in grants locally from funds administered by The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. The Sisters established these new funds using proceeds from the sale of property that housed…
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Community Foundation Reports Record Year for Donations, Grantmaking

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties announced today that it awarded a record $8.1 million to nonprofit organizations in 2019. Almost 900 grants went to organizations for their work supporting a wide array of community priorities, including education, health, economic development, and arts and culture. Of the total…
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Hero Fund America Fund Awards Grants in Support of First Responders

Hero Fund America Fund, a field-of interest fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, has announced its 2019 grants intended to increase awareness, advocacy and support for fire, emergency medical services (EMS), and law enforcement agencies in New York and other states. The fund’s 2019 grants include…
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Clinton Central School Teachers Awarded Kirkland Fellowship Grant

This year, five Clinton Central School District teachers were awarded more than $2,800 to broaden their teaching skills and perspectives by the Kirkland Fellowship program, established through the Hayes-Couper Fund at The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. The program, which provides learning opportunities for teachers in the Clinton…
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Lead-Free MV Coalition Observes National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

This week, October 20-26, the Lead-Free Mohawk Valley (LFMV) Coalition is observing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2019. Every year, federal agencies encourage the week-long national outreach effort to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and state and local governments to raise awareness of lead poisoning prevention and reduce childhood exposure…
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Community Foundation Offering Nonprofit Trainings and Webinars

  The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is offering several free workshops and webinars for area nonprofit staff and board members. The trainings will take place at The Community Foundation, 2608 Genesee Street, Utica. Registration is required as seating is limited. Register online at www.foundationhoc.org/events.   The ABCs…
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Alexandra G. Kogut Memorial Fund Awards Multiple Grants to Community

The Alexandra G. Kogut Memorial Fund was created by Becky and Mark Kogut in honor of their daughter, Alexandra, to support community organizations that share her passion and kindness. Each year, several grants are awarded through this donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, allowing Alexandra’s…
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Essay Contest Winner Earns Summer Internship at Utica Public Library

A panel of independent judges have selected Alexia Vo, a rising senior at Thomas R. Proctor High School, 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 made possible by the Give Back…
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Community Foundation Celebration of Philanthropy Honors the Mele Family

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties honored its partners in philanthropy, the Mele family, well known for Mele & Co., a fixture in the Utica area, Tuesday, August 6, with more than 150 community members in attendance. In recognition of the Mele Family Fund’s investments in the community…
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Community Foundation Awards Over $1 Million to Nonprofits, Opens Six New Funds

Cats and kittens relax and play in the cat room at Herkimer County Humane Society.

Cats and kittens relax and play in the cat room at Herkimer County Humane Society.

During the second quarter of 2019, The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties awarded grants totaling more than $507,000 to 22 nonprofit organizations through its competitive grants process. Competitive grants are awarded to local nonprofits to support projects and initiatives primarily within The Community Foundation’s strategic investment areas of…
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