Utica National Group Foundation Awards $250,000 to Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

Grant Addresses Effect of Pandemic Impact The Utica National Group Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Utica National Insurance Group, announced today it has awarded $250,000 to nearly three dozen food pantries and soup kitchens throughout Herkimer and Oneida counties. The Utica National Group Foundation partnered with The Community Foundation…
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Fund for Racial Justice and Equity Established

Community Foundation Announces First Step in Long-Term Strategy The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties announced today the first step in a long-term strategy to challenge and overcome systemic racism and a broad range of longstanding barriers to opportunity for persons of color. Established with a gift of $50,000 from…
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Virtual Town Hall Planned June 15 for Middle, High School Students

Improving Relationships Between Students of Color and Law Enforcement With social justice and racial equity issues fueling a groundswell of national and global activism and community conversations, Junior Frontiers of the Mohawk Valley will hold a virtual town hall meeting on Monday, June 15, 10-11:30 a.m., to help middle and…
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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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Lead-Free MV Coalition Observes National Healthy Homes Month

The Lead-Free Mohawk Valley (LFMV) Coalition is marking National Healthy Homes Month 2020 in June with an increasing focus on making more Utica homes safer and healthier. The launch of the Lead Safe Utica & Utica Healthy Homes Program will address lead paint contamination and other hazards in 180 housing…
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Community Fund Shifts Focus from Relief to Recovery

MV COVID-19 Response Fund has Awarded $870,000 to Nonprofits With phased “reopening” of commercial and public activity underway, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties and the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area (VGU) announced today that their joint Mohawk Valley COVID-19 Response Fund will begin…
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Hero Fund America Fund Awards $18,000 in Support of First Responders

Fund Provides Additional COVID-19 Emergency Grants Hero Fund America Fund (HFA), a field-of-interest fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, has announced a round of grants for 2020 intended to increase awareness, advocacy and support for fire, emergency medical services (EMS), and law enforcement agencies in New…
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Alicia Dicks Appointed to NYS Re-Opening Advisory Board

Alicia Dicks, president/CEO of the Community Foundation, will represent the region as a member of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board. The statewide panel will guide the state’s re-opening and recovery strategy from the effects of the COVID-19 public health emergency. “I appreciate the opportunity to be…
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Support Critical to Meet Rising Community Needs

$1.2 Million in Requests Received for MV COVID-19 Fund Grants As nonprofit organizations meet critical needs stemming from the global pandemic’s community impact, requests for funding from the Mohawk Valley COVID-19 Response Fund have now exceeded $1.2 million. The fund launched by The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties…
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