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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Community Foundation responds to federal government shutdown concerns

Area not-for-profits invited to discuss impact In light of the continuing federal government’s partial shutdown and its local impacts, The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is preparing to convene a meeting next week of agencies and not-for-profits to discuss the effects on their clients and constituents. “We’ve been…
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Utica National Group Foundation Fund Awards $100,000 to Community Organizations

Utica National Insurance Group continues to invest locally through the Utica National Group Foundation Fund, a donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties. Since its inception, the Utica National Group Foundation Fund has awarded 10 grants totaling more than $500,000 to support a variety of programs…
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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, continues to fulfill its mission to increase awareness, advocacy and support for fire, emergency medical services (EMS), and law enforcement agencies. Since the fund’s inception in 2016, Hero Fund America Fund has awarded…
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