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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Oneida County, City of Utica sign on to national healthy homes compact

Community Foundation, Lead-Free-MV announce Green & Healthy Homes Initiative The Lead-Free Mohawk Valley Coalition has launched an initiative aimed at expanding area efforts to provide safe, affordable housing. In partnership with The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Oneida County and the City of Utica are collaborating in a…
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Community Foundation Awards Over $960,000 to Nonprofits, Opens Six New Funds

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties announced awards totaling more than $340,000 to 12 nonprofit organizations through its competitive grants process for the third quarter of 2018. Competitive grants are awarded to area nonprofits primarily in support of The Community Foundation’s strategic investment areas of education, economic development,…
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M&T Bank Fund Awards More than $237,000 to Community Organizations

M&T Bank continues to invest locally through the M&T Bank/Partners Trust Charitable Fund (MTPT), a donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. The MTPT fund celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2017 and since its inception, has awarded more than 155 grants, totaling more than $2 million…
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All In For Vin Memorial Fund Awards Grants to Community Nonprofits

The All In For Vin Memorial Fund, created in February 2018 by the Maugeri family in memory of Vincent “Vinny” Maugeri, has awarded its first-ever grants to community nonprofits. The donor-advised fund at The Community Foundation seeks to support youth-based causes that were important to Vincent, allowing his spirit to…
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Lead Free MV Coalition Observes National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

The Lead-Free MV Coalition is pleased to announce the kick-off of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2018. Each year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its partners collaborate on a national outreach effort to observe…
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Clinton Central School Teachers Awarded Kirkland Fellowship Grants

  The Kirkland Fellowship, established through the Hayes-Couper Fund at The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, provides learning opportunities for teachers in the Clinton Central School District. The goal of the fellowship program is to help those teachers improve the effectiveness of their teaching to all students and…
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Kevin “Bing” Crossley Memorial Foundation Established to Honor Fallen Officer

The Kevin “Bing” Crossley Memorial Foundation was recently established at The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties in honor of Kevin “Bing” Crossley, a Village of Whitesboro police officer who lost his life in a motor vehicle accident while on patrol in April 2018. The foundation was established by…
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Community Foundation Appoints Officers and New Trustees

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties recently named its 2018-2019 officers and two new members of the Board of Trustees. 2018-2019 Community Foundation Officers are: Eve Van de Wal – Chair Van de Wal is regional president of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and has more than 30 years of…
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