Utica NY children get music lesson thanks to grant

Many children receive music education and/or lessons in school; however, due to school budget cuts, schools do not have the ability to bring in professional clinicians for workshops or performances. That’s where The Community Foundation came in with a $10,000 grant for the YMCA to provide music experiences for children…
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Foundation funding addresses bedbug infestation in Oneida County

One hundred forty local residents will sleep better thanks to a $7,000 grant from The Community Foundation to Compassion Coalition to purchase new TEMPUR-PEDIC mattresses for families affected by poverty and the bedbug infestation. The grant came from the donor-advised Mele Family Fund. The mattresses will be distributed to families…
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New bus, more learning at Thea Bowman House

If it weren’t for the new school bus at Thea Bowman House’s Universal Pre-K, many students would not have the opportunity to attend the universal pre-kindergarten classes offered by the Thea Bowman House, which serve economically-challenged and working families. The pre-kindergarten program is funded by the Utica City School District….
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Rachel’s Challenge makes Frankfort-Schuyler High School a better place

The Community Foundation recently funded Rachel’s Challenge, a national program that includes a series of student empowering programs and strategies that equip students and adults to combat bullying and allay feelings of isolation and despair by creating a culture of kindness and compassion. The Challenge is based on the writings…
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Utica Library safe from damage thanks to grant

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The beautiful and historic Utica Public Library faced the threat of leakage in its building because of a faulty gutter system.A $100,000 grant from The Foundation has kept this community gem safe from damage. The grant allowed the library to repair its system before any damage could occur. Funds from…
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