Community Foundation Awards Over $2.25 Million to Nonprofits, Opens 10 New Funds

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties announced more than $2 million in grants during the third quarter of 2019 to organizations and initiatives primarily in the areas of education, economic development, health and wellness, and arts and culture. Of that, more than $820,000 was awarded to 12 nonprofits…
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Community Foundation Joins in Nationwide Celebration

Community Foundation Week is November 12-18 During the week of November 12-18, 2019, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties will join more than 795 community foundations across the country celebrating Community Foundation Week, marking the occasion with a social media campaign highlighting this year’s local community investments. “From…
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Community Foundation Announces $50,000 Matching Grant for Flood Relief

Utica-based Rising Phoenix Holdings Corporation has announced it will match up to $50,000 in donations to The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties to aid those residents of the two counties recovery from recent flood damage. “This is a remarkable gesture, one that will double the impact of donors…
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Community Foundation Announces $85,000 Community Choice Awards

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties is pleased to announce the 2019 Community Choice Awards, an $85,000 grantmaking program to help local nonprofits realize priority community projects. Nonprofit organizations in Herkimer and Oneida counties are invited to submit grant proposals for projects in eight categories: animal welfare; arts…
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Lead-Free MV Coalition Recognizes June as National Healthy Homes Month

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes is sponsoring National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM) during the month of June. This month-long celebration is centered around the theme “Growing Up Safe and Healthy: 5 Minutes to a Healthy Home” stressing the…
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CABVI-Community Foundation Challenge Exceeds Expectations

The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) announced today that it raised $1,057,908 as a match to a $500,000 challenge issued in 2018 by The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. The funds help support construction of an $8 million, state-of-the-art vision rehabilitation center in Utica,…
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Community Foundation, Town of Webb School District Announce $1.2 Million Scholarship Fund

Community Foundation, Town of Webb School District Announce Scholarship Fund Fund Established With $1.2 Million Bequest from Long-time Old Forge Resident Martin M. Martin Community Foundation and Town of Webb Union Free School District (UFSD) representatives announced the creation of the Martin M. Martin Scholarship Fund on Tuesday. The school…
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Utica Dollars for Scholars announcing 25 years, partnership expansion with The Community Foundation

Utica Dollars for Scholars (UDFS), announcing its 25th anniversary of distributing scholarship dollars to local students, also is broadening its partnership with The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, expanding the number of named awards supporting student scholarships at high schools to 25. “For the past 25 years, UDFS…
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M&T Bank Fund Awards More than $110,500 to Community Organizations

M&T Bank/Partners Trust Bank Charitable Fund (MTPT) awarded $110,548 in grants to eight local nonprofits in the fourth quarter of 2018. MTPT, a donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, is committed to investing in its local community. In 2018, the fund awarded more than $827,000,…
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Cornhill Neighborhood Community Center Feasibility Study

Efforts are underway to breathe new life into the former Utica Free Academy gymnasium in the city’s Cornhill neighborhood. The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties plans to pay for necessary repairs to parts of the 1402 Elm St. building, such as the building’s roof, electrical system and sump…
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