Mohawk Valley COVID-19 Response Fund Awards $150,000+

Community-wide Effort Responds to Critical Medical Equipment Needs The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties and the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area (VGU) today announced that more than $420,000 has been raised for the Mohawk Valley COVID-19 Response Fund and that more than $150,000 has…
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Single Community Fund Established for Pandemic Response

Community Foundation, United Way Launch Fund to Aid Nonprofits A single community-wide fund has been created to support organizations responding to human services needs in Herkimer and Oneida counties resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties and United Way of…
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Community Foundation, Rising Phoenix Holdings Corporation Announce Flood Relief

$150,000 Will Help Halloween 2019 Storm Victims Utica-based Rising Phoenix Holdings Corporation and The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties today announced a successful conclusion to a matching grant effort to aid residents of the two counties affected by the October 2019 flooding. Rising Phoenix announced in November it…
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Helping Those in Need

The evolving public health situation calls for our entire community to pull together, and we’re ready to help. Assessing and addressing community needs will be an ongoing commitment for us and our nonprofit partners. More immediately, please consider supporting one or more of the human service agencies helping to meet…
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Give Back To Utica Essay Contest

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc., through the Give Back to Utica Fund, presents an exciting opportunity. A paid summer internship at the Utica Public Library is being offered to a current high school junior or senior who live in Herkimer or Oneida counties. The student intern…
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FEMA Decision Prompts Need for Local Flood Relief Donations

Utica-based Rising Phoenix Holdings Corporation Matches Gifts to Aid Residents With no help for individuals affected by last fall’s flooding coming from the federal government, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties issued a statement today reminding area residents that local dollars are making a difference. “This community steps…
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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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