Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities Establishes Funds, Awards $650,000 in Grants

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, a congregation of 322 vowed women religious, has awarded $650,000 dollars in grants locally from funds administered by The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. The Sisters established these new funds using proceeds from the sale of property that housed…
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Community Foundation Reports Record Year for Donations, Grantmaking

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties announced today that it awarded a record $8.1 million to nonprofit organizations in 2019. Almost 900 grants went to organizations for their work supporting a wide array of community priorities, including education, health, economic development, and arts and culture. Of the total…
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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, has announced its 2019 grants intended to increase awareness, advocacy and support for fire, emergency medical services (EMS), and law enforcement agencies in New York and other states. The fund’s 2019 grants include…
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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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Clinton Central School Teachers Awarded Kirkland Fellowship Grant

This year, five Clinton Central School District teachers were awarded more than $2,800 to broaden their teaching skills and perspectives by the Kirkland Fellowship program, established through the Hayes-Couper Fund at The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. The program, which provides learning opportunities for teachers in the Clinton…
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Lead-Free MV Coalition Observes National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

This week, October 20-26, the Lead-Free Mohawk Valley (LFMV) Coalition is observing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2019. Every year, federal agencies encourage the week-long national outreach effort to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and state and local governments to raise awareness of lead poisoning prevention and reduce childhood exposure…
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Community Foundation Offering Nonprofit Trainings and Webinars

  The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is offering several free workshops and webinars for area nonprofit staff and board members. The trainings will take place at The Community Foundation, 2608 Genesee Street, Utica. Registration is required as seating is limited. Register online at www.foundationhoc.org/events.   The ABCs…
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