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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Community Foundation Announces Free Nonprofit Training Series

  The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is offering a series of free workshops and 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 at The Community Foundation, 2608 Genesee Street,…
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Community Foundation Receives $194,700 Mother Cabrini Health Foundation Grant

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties has been awarded a $194,700 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation that will support the community’s long-term efforts to address childhood lead poisoning and healthy housing. The funding will go to the Utica Healthy Homes Program, a partnership between The Community…
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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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