Envisioning a better Mohawk Valley for everyone

Many of our partners, donors and community residents have heard about the Community Foundation’s $10 million, 10-year initial investment in racial equity and social justice. Some are excited, and many are curious about our plans. How will this all unfold over the next decade and beyond? Our vision is “a…
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Community Asked to Pledge Support for Equity, Social Justice for All

Building on a recently announced $10 million community initiative for racial equity and social justice, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties is urging community residents to take the Mohawk Valley Equity Pledge to build grassroots support for meaningful change. “Money alone won’t solve our community’s problems,” said Alicia…
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Community Foundation Offering Free Nonprofit Webinars

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is offering a series of free 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 capacity, advance…
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Over $1 Million Awarded | Mohawk Valley COVID-19 Response Fund

Thank you for your support! Our community is well-known for coming together in a time of crisis. Your donation to the Mohawk Valley COVID-19 Response Fund helped us award more than $1 million to support over 60 organizations, making an impact on thousands of residents of Herkimer and Oneida counties….
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Essay Contest Winner Earns Summer Internship at Utica Public Library

A panel of independent judges have selected Ajla Ademovic, a rising senior at Thomas R. Proctor High School, as the winner of the annual Give Back to Utica essay contest, earning her a paid summer internship at the Utica Public Library. The internship is made possible by the Give Back…
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Community Foundation Commits $10 Million to Racial Equity, Social Justice

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties Board of Trustees Thursday approved a $10 million plan, the largest single investment in the organization’s history, as an initial 10-year commitment to address racial equity and social justice issues. The Board action means that The Community Foundation will work with multiple…
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COVID-19 Response Fund Awards $1M, New Funding Opportunity Open to Nonprofits

  The Mohawk Valley COVID-19 Response Fund, established in March to support emergency needs of area nonprofits, has awarded more than $1 million to over 60 organizations throughout Herkimer and Oneida counties. The joint fund established by The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties and United Way of the…
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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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Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund 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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